Monday, September 14, 2009

barnyard buddies

i love these barnyard buddies! i can remember visiting the barnyard friends from when i was as tall as they stand. in recent time these friends have provided much comfort to me. after losing my kitty who was my best friend, these goats and sheeps were the first animals i had hands on contact with. you don't have to visit them repeatedly for them to warm your heart, but if you do your heart will be that much more filled. coincidentally when my new kitten came into my life, i realized being born april first made him a aries, sign of the sheep. ... this blog doesn't allow for me to put text where photos go, so i will upload individual photos over the next few weeks to my flickr stream (link on left of this page) with the names of the buddies titling them. in addition to goats and sheep, you can find a llama, two alpaca's, a father and son donkey, a pair of kune pigs, a couple horses, turkey's, runner ducks, geese, and assorted pond fowl. i'll try to be more specific about them all in additions, as till i've done them all justice this post will be in progress. ... this first photo is my most recent and best goat pic! ... the sheep gathering is another great fav, i have a copy to post on my front door, as my home is my quiet space as well. ... fav gal ginger telling visitors its almost time! ... the morning race out of the barn is on!

what's happening

hello followers! sorry for the delay in updates. i wanted my next post to be about the residents who started me thinking of doing something like this, the goats and sheeps. since i haven't had the time to dedicate to that i haven't posted. as well, as fun and satisfying as its been doing the blog, i sometimes wonder if anyone is really out there who cares and stops by regularly to view it. my goal for this blog was to educate people about the residents, so hopefully more people will support the zoo by visiting and helping it thrive. at first i tried to promote by posting to folks tweets about the zoo on twitter and reviews on yelp, but i didn't get much feedback via email or twitter followers and i haven't gotten any feedback from the zoo on this effort, so after the goat and sheep friends, i was going to leave the blog as is. i just added a counter and surprisingly i've had ALOT of hits! so i guess people are visiting. for those of you who stop by regularly thank you and i hope you are enjoying, the info i'm providing on these wonderful zoo friends. please take the short survey i have also just put up, to help give me some feedback about all you visitors who are adding hits to that counter! ... here's a recent pic of silly jahari with a blanket over him!