Archive for the 'Emu' Category

Emu Mel likes her head scratched

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Our female emu Mel likes her head scratched like the next bird. She has been with us now for a while and she has settled in pretty nicely.

Goat vs emu

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Sidney the emu and Snoopy the goat are having a bit of an argument in the pasture. Unser Emu Sidney und Snoopy die Ziege hatten neulich einen kleinen Streit.

Our new emu Mel

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

This is Mel, our new emu. Mel ist unser neuester Emu. Mel the emu She is still very young, maybe 2 1/2 years old. We got her from a friend in Seagrove, NC. They took her in when they found her wandering their neighborhood. Now she is settling in with the boys – Sidney and […]

Chilly spring morning

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

This Sunday morning was chilly at 25F (-4C). We really hope this was the last frost for the season! With temperatures now regularly reaching the 60s and 70s, it does feel like spring around here. But last night, we put the blankets on the horses one more time and filled the bucket with warm water. […]

Snowpocalypse 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Thursday morning we woke up to 6 inches (15cm) of snow. Around here, that pretty much shuts down everything. Power went out at around 4AM and water stopped shortly after. No school or work, of course. We were stuck at home all day, keeping the house warm with a fire in the fire place and […]

Emus in the snow

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Emus don’t like the snow. A few cold nights are no problem for them. They keep warm by huddling in a sheltered spot, tucking their feet under their plumage. But when snow is on the ground and it’s hard for them to find a dry spot where they can sit to stay warm, they just […]

Fowl drama

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Last night was rough. Around 4:00 PM yesterday, one, maybe two, dogs got into our pasture and attacked the emus and one of the emus (Sidney) jumped the fence and ran away. Then the dog chewed his way through the wire fence of our neighbor’s chicken coop and killed 10 of their 14 birds. We […]

Emus taking a bath

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Yesterday, I set up a baby pool in the pasture and, after some coaxing and a little – uh – push, one of the emus got in and sat down and took a bath. She really seemed to enjoy her bath, flopping on one side or the other several times to get the water everywhere. […]

Emu chasing a goose

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Last weekend, we moved the emus out to the horse pasture and one of the two started chasing the geese out of the pasture. Silly thing. Of course he did not stand a chance keeping them out – those geese ae much too stubborn. He has since given up trying to keep the geese out. […]

R.I.P Brave Bob

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Last night, one of our three emus died. We called him “Brave Bob” because he was the tamest and the first to take food from my hand. He was also the tallest of our little flock and he was always hungry. He seemed really healthy the day before, and no, he was not the one […]

Dog attacks my emus

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Crazy weekend … Friday we had a snow/ice/freezing rain mess, so Laura and I had to leave work early to pick up the kids from school. Saturday morning – I was just on my first cup of coffee – Laura noticed a large Rottweiler chasing the emus in the back yard. I put on some […]

Emus

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Meet Bob, his brother Bob and his other brother Bob. They are our emus. We got them today from Bull City Farm and they live in our back yard now. More pictures … Das sind die Geschwister Bob – seit Heute unsere Haus und Hof Emus. Eigentlich sollten die Bobs die Pferdeweide von Insekten befreien […]