The Farm: Animals
Welcome to our Hobby Farm! We have miniature donkeys, Nubian goats, chickens, horses , Koi Fish and cats. My Roundette, Garden Cabin, Our House, & My Place are all a short walk to the barn – enjoy watching and feeding the animals.
We give guests a tour of the barn upon arrival and are happy to answer any questions about the animals. All guests receive complimentary eggs from our chickens.
Petunia and Buttercup are our new Miniature Donkeys. They like to eat treats, get petted, and run & play. Female miniature donkeys are called “jennies.” They were born in 2015. They are very sweet and intelligent animals. We are training them to stand still and to walk with a lead. These playful and affectionate animals are a joy to be around!
The Cove at Fairview has three Nubian Goats: Blueberry, Blackberry & Apple. Blueberrry is the mother goat and Blackberry and Apple are the grown kids. Blackberry and Apple love to play and climb on rocks. They also love to eat treats and get petted. Nubian goats have long, floppy ears and round noses.
We have two chicken coops. One coop is solar powered. We have: Araucanas, Black Jersey Giants, Golden Comets, Marans, Olive Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Speckled Sussex & White Leghorns. They lay several colors of eggs: brown, eggshell, mauve, copper, white, green, blue/green, and olive green. We are thankful for being able to provide our guests with farm fresh eggs!
We have three horses – Bell and Captain are American Paints, and Winnie is a Quarter Horse. They love to be fed carrots. Winnie is 44 years old and we have owned him for about 25 years! He is a sweetheart! We have owned Bell and Captain for about 12 years. They are all beautiful to watch graze in the pasture!
The Koi Fish
We have three Koi Ponds. It is very peaceful to watch these beautiful fish swim around the pond and also to get fed. In warmer weather, we have Koi Food available to feed our fish with. What a great photo op! In colder weather, the Koi Fish semi-hibernate. We are always glad when it is time for the Koi Fish to come to the surface again!