©2017-20
I had a rocky start when I was born in March of 2018. Nubians are good dairy goats and my mom was part of a dairy herd. Goats only produce milk for up to 10 months after they have a baby, so dairy goats are bred every year. The babies are taken from their moms once they drink her colostrum. The moms are then used to produce goat milk, and the babies become “Bottle Babies”. I was a Bottle Baby at two days old when I first met my human mom. I was one of the tiniest babies in the bunch because I was from a set of quadruplets. I got really sick a few days later and Jen says they almost lost me (whatever that means). I got to snuggle with her on the couch and watch movies until I felt better. Paisley kept me company because I couldn’t be with my sisters and I would bleat when everyone left me alone. Now that I’m all grown up, I’m a happy member of the petting zoo and I get to help with Goat Yoga too. Come visit me!
Ruminants: Animals that have a two-step digestive system (cow, sheep, goat)
Equus: Single toed mammals with a simple digestive system (horse, pony, donkey)
Fowl: Otherwise known as birds or poultry.
Other: (llama, pig, rabbit, cat, etc.)
CLARA NUBIAN GOAT
I’m Edison, a fainting goat; although the only thing that’s made me faint so far has been the miniature horse. I don’t like fainting, it’s kind of embarrassing. Everyone’s always looking at me and laughing when I wake up, but I’m a very friendly goat. I especially like to be scratched between my horns. I can’t ever get that spot on my own. I was born in April 2017. They promptly turned me into a wether (castrated male goat). I was probably upset at the time, but I don’t remember now. I mow the grass (not very fond of some of the weeds) and let people pet me. You can come and visit. You’ll probably get a welcoming “Baahhh” from me! I like to hear myself talk.
EDISON FAINTING GOAT
Hi, I'm Clover and that's my mom, Daisy. Or am I Daisy? Can you really tell? Jen found a trick to tell us apart. We are Royal White hair sheep, which means we don't grow wool. Our breed is commonly bred for meat since we are low maintenance, but we are so sweet that we just hang around, let people pet us, and trim the weeds and grass. I'll be the first to check out whatever you have in your hands. I'll also stand around and let you scratch my back for me. Daisy is the protector of us. She doesn't trust anything that doesn't sound like us, and that definitely includes Paisley Mae! Stranger Danger is her motto!
CLOVER & DAISY ROYAL WHITE HAIR SHEEP
I know, I have the prettiest blue eyes you've ever seen! And my hair coat is unique too. My name is Rachel. I'm a Nubian mixed with an Angora goat. I have to be sheared, like an Alpaca or sheep. People use my hair fiber to make clothes and winter accessories. I'm a fairly laid-back goat. I get yelled at a lot because I prefer chicken feed (and their coop) over my own. I have to watch my girlish figure if I want to keep fitting in the chicken door, but I never turn down grain, grass, or hay.
RACHEL NUBIAN MIXED WITH AN ANGORA GOAT
Hello, I'm Kepler and I'm a Nigerian Dwarf goat. My breed makes very good pets because we are short and compact. We also have very good temperaments. My breed was originally developed as a dairy goat, in hot and dry climates, but I like Pennsylvania just fine. I spend my free time figuring out how to escape from the pasture. I just prefer to hang out with the horses. They always have tasty scraps hanging around.
KEPLER NIGERIAN DWARF GOATRF GOAT
Hi, my name is Te. Sometimes I get called Teaberry or T-Bird. When I’m rude, my mom calls me Mare. That just means I’m a female horse who’s old enough to have babies. I had several babies when I was younger, but the last one almost killed me so I’m not allowed to have anymore. I am a registered Quarter Horse, born on March 16th, 1993. People say I don’t act my age because I still get antsy when we go on trail rides. I just don’t like to stand still… unless I’m playing in water! You’ll see me on the farm, but I usually only visit if it looks like you have food. I might be wearing my fly mask because it keeps the bugs away from my sarcoid. It’s an ugly growth on my ear caused by a bug bite. Don’t worry, it’s a horse thing. It doesn’t hurt, it just doesn’t look pretty.
TE QUARTER HORSE
My name is Chief and I’m a Missouri Fox Trotter mixed with a Paint. I have a special gait that allows me to move in ways that other horses can’t. I’m just here on vacation until my mom feels better. It’s a nice vacation spot. I keep Te company in the pasture and I get to tag along for trail rides. I used to not like men, or any new people in general, but Jen says I’ve come a long way. She figured out I’d do just about anything for a treat! I’m a favorite for pony rides during Birthday Parties and Open Houses because I’m so cute! Don’t be fooled, the term “pony” simply refers to an equine’s height once we are full grown. Jen says I’m on the horse/pony borderline because I’m 14.1 hands.
CHIEF MISSOURI FOX TROTTER MIXED WITH A PAINT
Bess, Betty, Eleanor, Hillary, Jackie, Ladybird, Mamie, Martha, Mary Todd, Michelle, Nancy and Rosalyn to name a few. We are the hens of Recycled Earth Farm! Can you figure out the theme of our names? Every spring the farm gets a new batch of chicks. Jen says it’s to keep up a steady flow of eggs, but we think she just likes to play with the fluffy little fuzz balls. She only purchases pullets (female chicks) which won’t get called hens until they start laying eggs, around 5 months of age. Come to one of the Chicken Chats to learn more about us. We are easy to maintain, plus we can help feed your family! Just make sure to check with your zoning and/or township ordinances. Most areas will allow 2 hens as “pets”.
FOWL BIRDS or POULTRY
Hellooo! My name is Nala because I am a Lionhead rabbit. You Lion King fans should understand how I got my name. I was born in April of 2017. I’m full grown now but I look small compared to my neighbors (that’s because they really are Giants). I visited my first classroom when I was 2 months old and I’ve been visiting with children at different events ever since. Rabbits make excellent pets and we can even lower anxiety for kids who struggle with reading or other trauma. We’re quieter than dogs and can even be litter trained! Attend a Rabbit Workshop to learn everything you want to know about keeping rabbits happy.
NALA LIONHEAD RABBIT
I am a New Zealand rabbit, born in 2015. Can you guess how I got my name? Needless to say, I’m not fond of people sticking their fingers near my face, so I pretend they’re carrots and take a little nibble. My breed is generally raised as a meat rabbit. Rabbits are a sustainable source of protein since we flourish on greens, and well, reproduce like rabbits. That is, a rabbit’s gestation period is only 31 days, and females generally have 4-10 bunnies in a litter. I’ll be around on the farm, but I’m not the touchy feely type you’ll see in the petting zoo. You might be able to catch a peek of me and my babies though! I guess you’ve already met Nibbles? Well I’m George, her boyfriend. We’re both New Zealand rabbits, and we’re both about the same age. I’m a little more friendly; although I don’t care for Paisley. She always looks like she wants to eat me, so I stomp my foot to let Nibbles know she should hide too. My favorite treats are bananas and carrots, although I’ll eat almost anything that gets put into my house.
NIBBLES & GEORGE NEW ZEALAND RABBIT
Hi, I'm Dali, Sally Dali for those of you who were wondering. I was born in June of 2017 and I’m one of the biggest rabbits on the farm. Escher, Hops and I are all Flemish Giants. Our breed grows to be about 20 lbs, but females are always bigger than the males. We are bigger than any of your toy dog breeds and most of your cats! I'm not a fan of people grabbing at me so you'll probably only get to see me from a distance, but keep an eye out for my babies.
DALI FLEMISH GIANT
Hello, I'm Escher... no M.C. needed. Like Dali said, we are Flemish Giants. Historically, our breed was raised for meat and fur because we are so large. But people have recently discovered that we are very gentle and tolerant of children, so we've become large pets instead. I like to be pet and spoiled, but I don't like being picked up. You'll probably see me around the farm, and I might even let you pet me if you bring some green bribery! Come visit!
ESCHER FLEMISH GIANT
Ruff Ruff! Come see me and my friends! Mom is always bringing home new animals to meet. I get a little excited at first, but she says I'm making progress. I'm learning to herd the animals, but my "Off" command is still a work in progress... I just get so excited!! Mom and Dad adopted me from the Pottsville Prison DAWGS program in November of 2016. I used to be very shy, but now I just love love love people; especially the short ones that walk around with food in their hands! Speaking of food, Mom says I'm part goat because I eat everyone's food and can often be seen grazing on the grass in the field. I don't know, it tastes good! If you want an awesome dog that'll love you forever, please ADOPT! I have to go on my daily rounds now, but I'll see you soon!
PAISLEY MAE
Hi, I’m Rosa, the black one in the picture. The one with the white is Amelia. We’re both Lamanchas, a type of dairy goat that originated in Spain. We have the same dad as Clara. Jen said she wasn’t looking for another black goat, but that I was so sweet she had to pick me. I was a twin, so I was a little smaller than the other goats. Amelia was a single baby. Before Jen could think of names she called us “Small, Medium and Large”. We’re all about the same size now. Amelia is the only one of us who didn’t get horns. They call that “naturally polled”, when goats don’t have the gene to grow horns. A lot of people have their goats surgically polled when they’re babies, but Jen let us keep our horns in case we ever need to fend off a predator. Plus they look cool. Unlike antlers which shed every year; horns grow for the life of the animal, which means they get big and gnarly as we get older!
ROSA & AMELIA LAMANCHA GOAT
My name is Nutmeg, but everybody calls me “Nutty” for short. I figured out how to climb over a 4 foot fence within 15 minutes despite being the shortest and smallest goat in the herd! And when I can’t go over, I go under! Turns out I can use the same escape holes as the chickens; which is awesome because they have access to all the good stuff! Don’t be alarmed if you see me out grazing while everyone else is locked in their pastures. I come and go as I please (Jen said she gave up). I don’t go very far because I like the company of my friends. Plus, I need to be able to make it back to the pasture gate before Paisley tags me. It’s a fun game we like to play.
NUTMEG PYGMY GOAT
Now introducing (drum roll please)... the amazing Copperfield! Can you guess how I got my name? I was born in June of 2019 and it turns out that baby goats are tricky to keep where you want them. I taught everything I could to Nutmeg. Unfortunately, I got too big to use the chicken escape routes anymore. That’s because I’m a Boer goat. My breed originated in South Africa as a meat breed. Boer goats have gotten popular in the United States now too. We’re stocky and sweet (not in the edible sense, in the friendly sense). Jen picked me out because I was extra cute and I have wattles. Wattles are a vestigial structure leftover from my ancestors. No one knows their purpose but I think I wear mine well.
COPPERFIELD BOER GOAT
We were part of the buy 2, get 3 free deal that Jen had to explain to her husband! Who can pass up an offer like that? She really didn’t need 5 more sheep so once we were weaned she was able to find a good home for our mommas. Curly and I (Larry) are twins, and Moe is our brother from another mother. We were all born in the Spring of 2019. Moe was the original baby she wanted. Me and my brother (Larry & Curly) were the freebies. Our last owner knew we weren’t good enough “specimens” to become Rams because of the way we looked (you have to see us for yourself). Unfortunately, the only other option for boy lambs is either to become lambchops or a wether. We took the wether option and joined the petting zoo. Our breed is a Jacob Sheep which is known for its colorful fleece and being hardy. We’re supposed to each have 4 horns but we all managed to break off one of them when we were babies. This makes it tough for Jen to explain what our horns are supposed to look like, but at least now we’re easier to point out!
LARRY, CURLY
MOE JACOB SHEEP
My name’s Snickers and I am a very cute pony. I am the farm favorite when people visit Recycled Earth (despite what Chief thinks). Jen bought Buddy and I on the same day at New Holland, one of the biggest horse auctions on the East Coast. I didn’t have any papers to say how old I was, but Jen was able to look at my teeth and get a good idea of my age. She thinks I was born some time in 2014. Isn’t that cool? People can tell the approximate age of an equine by looking at their teeth! You can learn all kinds of other cool things at one of our Horse Basics Workshops.
SNICKERS
Hi, I’m Buddy. My dad was a miniature donkey and my mom was a pony, which makes me a miniature mule. It might be hard to believe, but I wouldn’t let anyone touch me for the first six months I was at Recycled Earth. It took almost two years for me to get over the abuse of my last home. I was afraid of people, ropes, farm equipment like shovels and pitchforks, and anything else that came within 10 feet of me. Snickers turned out to be my best friend. I learned a lot by watching her and the other animals on the farm. I figured out that if I just stand still and look cute, people feed me! Coolest thing ever! Maybe you’d like to come visit and try feeding me? I promise I’m gentle and my nose is the softest part.
BUDDY MINATURE MULE
I didn’t get a cool artist name because I already came with a name when my owners donated me to the farm in 2018. They bought me when I was little and wasn’t told I was a Flemish Giant. I outgrew everything they bought for me and was becoming a nuisance in the house. Luckily they saw a picture of Escher and got in touch with Jen, so here I am! I’ve met so many new people and everyone says I’m amazing. Oh, and check out my video on our Facebook page… I got to race a Tortoise and guess who won! If you’re thinking of getting a rabbit, please do some research or come to one of our Rabbit Workshops. Not all rabbits who are rehomed are as lucky as I am.
HOPS FLEMISH GIANT
HI HI HI HI HI HI HI! My name is Chewbacca but everyone calls me Chewie! It’s a very fitting name because I like to chew on everything! My favorite things to chew on are empty milkshake cups, Paisley, bones and squeaky toys. I’m also a bit of a sneaky thief because I’ll steal/eat everyone else’s food and treats on the farm. My favorites are bananas and rabbit food. I came to Recycled Earth because my previous owners didn’t have the time or energy to take care of me. I spent a lot of time in a crate and whenever I would get too rowdy, they would put me back in my crate. They knew I needed a different lifestyle so they looked for a new home for me. When I first came to the farm I was skinny, anxious and had no muscle. Now I’m almost able to keep up with Paisley Mae when we run, but she’s fast. I usually lay and wait for her to circle around… then I pounce on her! Australian Shepherds are herding dogs and we like to stay active but we’re also very smart. Make sure you do your research before buying any new pet.
CHEWIE AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD
I’m Merida, and that’s my brother Chester. My brother, mother and I were feral cats that were trapped because my mother had us in a drainpipe on a busy road. Jen saw a picture of us and liked me the best. Her husband liked my brother, and the person who trapped us talked her into taking our Momma too. (That seems to happen a lot around here.) Our Mom left once we were weaned. She came back to check on us a few times but Jen thinks someone took her in because she was fatter and less shy every time she came back. I got the name Merida because I was the brave one in the bunch. Chester and I hang out on the farm together, but we’re not fond of strangers so you probably won’t see more than a glimpse of us. We have a very important job that we are very good at! We catch all the mice and small animals that get into the other animal’s feed. It’s a never ending job that we love! Did I mention we’re really good at it?
MERIDA
CHESTER
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I had a rocky start when I was born in March of 2018. Nubians are good dairy goats and my mom was part of a dairy herd. Goats only produce milk for up to 10 months after they have a baby, so dairy goats are bred every year. The babies are taken from their moms once they drink her colostrum. The moms are then used to produce goat milk, and the babies become “Bottle Babies”. I was a Bottle Baby at two days old when I first met my human mom. I was one of the tiniest babies in the bunch because I was from a set of quadruplets. I got really sick a few days later and Jen says they almost lost me (whatever that means). I got to snuggle with her on the couch and watch movies until I felt better. Paisley kept me company because I couldn’t be with my sisters and I would bleat when everyone left me alone. Now that I’m all grown up, I’m a happy member of the petting zoo and I get to help with Goat Yoga too. Come visit me!
Ruminants: Animals that have a two-step digestive system (cow, sheep, goat)
Equus: Single toed mammals with a simple digestive system (horse, pony, donkey)
Fowl: Otherwise known as birds or poultry.
Other: (llama, pig, rabbit, cat, etc.)
CLARA NUBIAN GOAT
I’m Edison, a fainting goat; although the only thing that’s made me faint so far has been the miniature horse. I don’t like fainting, it’s kind of embarrassing. Everyone’s always looking at me and laughing when I wake up, but I’m a very friendly goat. I especially like to be scratched between my horns. I can’t ever get that spot on my own. I was born in April 2017. They promptly turned me into a wether (castrated male goat). I was probably upset at the time, but I don’t remember now. I mow the grass (not very fond of some of the weeds) and let people pet me. You can come and visit. You’ll probably get a welcoming “Baahhh” from me! I like to hear myself talk.
EDISON FAINTING GOAT
Hi, I'm Clover and that's my mom, Daisy. Or am I Daisy? Can you really tell? Jen found a trick to tell us apart. We are Royal White hair sheep, which means we don't grow wool. Our breed is commonly bred for meat since we are low maintenance, but we are so sweet that we just hang around, let people pet us, and trim the weeds and grass. I'll be the first to check out whatever you have in your hands. I'll also stand around and let you scratch my back for me. Daisy is the protector of us. She doesn't trust anything that doesn't sound like us, and that definitely includes Paisley Mae! Stranger Danger is her motto!
CLOVER & DAISY ROYAL WHITE HAIR SHEEP
I know, I have the prettiest blue eyes you've ever seen! And my hair coat is unique too. My name is Rachel. I'm a Nubian mixed with an Angora goat. I have to be sheared, like an Alpaca or sheep. People use my hair fiber to make clothes and winter accessories. I'm a fairly laid-back goat. I get yelled at a lot because I prefer chicken feed (and their coop) over my own. I have to watch my girlish figure if I want to keep fitting in the chicken door, but I never turn down grain, grass, or hay.
RACHEL NUBIAN MIXED WITH AN ANGORA GOAT
Hello, I'm Kepler and I'm a Nigerian Dwarf goat. My breed makes very good pets because we are short and compact. We also have very good temperaments. My breed was originally developed as a dairy goat, in hot and dry climates, but I like Pennsylvania just fine. I spend my free time figuring out how to escape from the pasture. I just prefer to hang out with the horses. They always have tasty scraps hanging around.
KEPLER NIGERIAN DWARF GOATRF GOAT
Hi, my name is Te. Sometimes I get called Teaberry or T-Bird. When I’m rude, my mom calls me Mare. That just means I’m a female horse who’s old enough to have babies. I had several babies when I was younger, but the last one almost killed me so I’m not allowed to have anymore. I am a registered Quarter Horse, born on March 16th, 1993. People say I don’t act my age because I still get antsy when we go on trail rides. I just don’t like to stand still… unless I’m playing in water! You’ll see me on the farm, but I usually only visit if it looks like you have food. I might be wearing my fly mask because it keeps the bugs away from my sarcoid. It’s an ugly growth on my ear caused by a bug bite. Don’t worry, it’s a horse thing. It doesn’t hurt, it just doesn’t look pretty.
TE QUARTER HORSE
My name is Chief and I’m a Missouri Fox Trotter mixed with a Paint. I have a special gait that allows me to move in ways that other horses can’t. I’m just here on vacation until my mom feels better. It’s a nice vacation spot. I keep Te company in the pasture and I get to tag along for trail rides. I used to not like men, or any new people in general, but Jen says I’ve come a long way. She figured out I’d do just about anything for a treat! I’m a favorite for pony rides during Birthday Parties and Open Houses because I’m so cute! Don’t be fooled, the term “pony” simply refers to an equine’s height once we are full grown. Jen says I’m on the horse/pony borderline because I’m 14.1 hands.
CHIEF MISSOURI FOX TROTTER MIXED WITH A PAINT
Bess, Betty, Eleanor, Hillary, Jackie, Ladybird, Mamie, Martha, Mary Todd, Michelle, Nancy and Rosalyn to name a few. We are the hens of Recycled Earth Farm! Can you figure out the theme of our names? Every spring the farm gets a new batch of chicks. Jen says it’s to keep up a steady flow of eggs, but we think she just likes to play with the fluffy little fuzz balls. She only purchases pullets (female chicks) which won’t get called hens until they start laying eggs, around 5 months of age. Come to one of the Chicken Chats to learn more about us. We are easy to maintain, plus we can help feed your family! Just make sure to check with your zoning and/or township ordinances. Most areas will allow 2 hens as “pets”.
FOWL BIRDS or POULTRY
Hellooo! My name is Nala because I am a Lionhead rabbit. You Lion King fans should understand how I got my name. I was born in April of 2017. I’m full grown now but I look small compared to my neighbors (that’s because they really are Giants). I visited my first classroom when I was 2 months old and I’ve been visiting with children at different events ever since. Rabbits make excellent pets and we can even lower anxiety for kids who struggle with reading or other trauma. We’re quieter than dogs and can even be litter trained! Attend a Rabbit Workshop to learn everything you want to know about keeping rabbits happy.
NALA LIONHEAD RABBIT
I am a New Zealand rabbit, born in 2015. Can you guess how I got my name? Needless to say, I’m not fond of people sticking their fingers near my face, so I pretend they’re carrots and take a little nibble. My breed is generally raised as a meat rabbit. Rabbits are a sustainable source of protein since we flourish on greens, and well, reproduce like rabbits. That is, a rabbit’s gestation period is only 31 days, and females generally have 4-10 bunnies in a litter. I’ll be around on the farm, but I’m not the touchy feely type you’ll see in the petting zoo. You might be able to catch a peek of me and my babies though! I guess you’ve already met Nibbles? Well I’m George, her boyfriend. We’re both New Zealand rabbits, and we’re both about the same age. I’m a little more friendly; although I don’t care for Paisley. She always looks like she wants to eat me, so I stomp my foot to let Nibbles know she should hide too. My favorite treats are bananas and carrots, although I’ll eat almost anything that gets put into my house.
NIBBLES & GEORGE NEW ZEALAND RABBIT
Hi, I'm Dali, Sally Dali for those of you who were wondering. I was born in June of 2017 and I’m one of the biggest rabbits on the farm. Escher, Hops and I are all Flemish Giants. Our breed grows to be about 20 lbs, but females are always bigger than the males. We are bigger than any of your toy dog breeds and most of your cats! I'm not a fan of people grabbing at me so you'll probably only get to see me from a distance, but keep an eye out for my babies.
DALI FLEMISH GIANT
Hello, I'm Escher... no M.C. needed. Like Dali said, we are Flemish Giants. Historically, our breed was raised for meat and fur because we are so large. But people have recently discovered that we are very gentle and tolerant of children, so we've become large pets instead. I like to be pet and spoiled, but I don't like being picked up. You'll probably see me around the farm, and I might even let you pet me if you bring some green bribery! Come visit!
ESCHER FLEMISH GIANT
Ruff Ruff! Come see me and my friends! Mom is always bringing home new animals to meet. I get a little excited at first, but she says I'm making progress. I'm learning to herd the animals, but my "Off" command is still a work in progress... I just get so excited!! Mom and Dad adopted me from the Pottsville Prison DAWGS program in November of 2016. I used to be very shy, but now I just love love love people; especially the short ones that walk around with food in their hands! Speaking of food, Mom says I'm part goat because I eat everyone's food and can often be seen grazing on the grass in the field. I don't know, it tastes good! If you want an awesome dog that'll love you forever, please ADOPT! I have to go on my daily rounds now, but I'll see you soon!
PAISLEY MAE
Hi, I’m Rosa, the black one in the picture. The one with the white is Amelia. We’re both Lamanchas, a type of dairy goat that originated in Spain. We have the same dad as Clara. Jen said she wasn’t looking for another black goat, but that I was so sweet she had to pick me. I was a twin, so I was a little smaller than the other goats. Amelia was a single baby. Before Jen could think of names she called us “Small, Medium and Large”. We’re all about the same size now. Amelia is the only one of us who didn’t get horns. They call that “naturally polled”, when goats don’t have the gene to grow horns. A lot of people have their goats surgically polled when they’re babies, but Jen let us keep our horns in case we ever need to fend off a predator. Plus they look cool. Unlike antlers which shed every year; horns grow for the life of the animal, which means they get big and gnarly as we get older!
ROSA & AMELIA LAMANCHA GOAT
My name is Nutmeg, but everybody calls me “Nutty” for short. I figured out how to climb over a 4 foot fence within 15 minutes despite being the shortest and smallest goat in the herd! And when I can’t go over, I go under! Turns out I can use the same escape holes as the chickens; which is awesome because they have access to all the good stuff! Don’t be alarmed if you see me out grazing while everyone else is locked in their pastures. I come and go as I please (Jen said she gave up). I don’t go very far because I like the company of my friends. Plus, I need to be able to make it back to the pasture gate before Paisley tags me. It’s a fun game we like to play.
NUTMEG PYGMY GOAT
Now introducing (drum roll please)... the amazing Copperfield! Can you guess how I got my name? I was born in June of 2019 and it turns out that baby goats are tricky to keep where you want them. I taught everything I could to Nutmeg. Unfortunately, I got too big to use the chicken escape routes anymore. That’s because I’m a Boer goat. My breed originated in South Africa as a meat breed. Boer goats have gotten popular in the United States now too. We’re stocky and sweet (not in the edible sense, in the friendly sense). Jen picked me out because I was extra cute and I have wattles. Wattles are a vestigial structure leftover from my ancestors. No one knows their purpose but I think I wear mine well.
COPPERFIELD BOER GOAT
We were part of the buy 2, get 3 free deal that Jen had to explain to her husband! Who can pass up an offer like that? She really didn’t need 5 more sheep so once we were weaned she was able to find a good home for our mommas. Curly and I (Larry) are twins, and Moe is our brother from another mother. We were all born in the Spring of 2019. Moe was the original baby she wanted. Me and my brother (Larry & Curly) were the freebies. Our last owner knew we weren’t good enough “specimens” to become Rams because of the way we looked (you have to see us for yourself). Unfortunately, the only other option for boy lambs is either to become lambchops or a wether. We took the wether option and joined the petting zoo. Our breed is a Jacob Sheep which is known for its colorful fleece and being hardy. We’re supposed to each have 4 horns but we all managed to break off one of them when we were babies. This makes it tough for Jen to explain what our horns are supposed to look like, but at least now we’re easier to point out!
LARRY, CURLY
MOE JACOB SHEEP
My name’s Snickers and I am a very cute pony. I am the farm favorite when people visit Recycled Earth (despite what Chief thinks). Jen bought Buddy and I on the same day at New Holland, one of the biggest horse auctions on the East Coast. I didn’t have any papers to say how old I was, but Jen was able to look at my teeth and get a good idea of my age. She thinks I was born some time in 2014. Isn’t that cool? People can tell the approximate age of an equine by looking at their teeth! You can learn all kinds of other cool things at one of our Horse Basics Workshops.
SNICKERS
Hi, I’m Buddy. My dad was a miniature donkey and my mom was a pony, which makes me a miniature mule. It might be hard to believe, but I wouldn’t let anyone touch me for the first six months I was at Recycled Earth. It took almost two years for me to get over the abuse of my last home. I was afraid of people, ropes, farm equipment like shovels and pitchforks, and anything else that came within 10 feet of me. Snickers turned out to be my best friend. I learned a lot by watching her and the other animals on the farm. I figured out that if I just stand still and look cute, people feed me! Coolest thing ever! Maybe you’d like to come visit and try feeding me? I promise I’m gentle and my nose is the softest part.
BUDDY MINATURE MULE
I didn’t get a cool artist name because I already came with a name when my owners donated me to the farm in 2018. They bought me when I was little and wasn’t told I was a Flemish Giant. I outgrew everything they bought for me and was becoming a nuisance in the house. Luckily they saw a picture of Escher and got in touch with Jen, so here I am! I’ve met so many new people and everyone says I’m amazing. Oh, and check out my video on our Facebook page… I got to race a Tortoise and guess who won! If you’re thinking of getting a rabbit, please do some research or come to one of our Rabbit Workshops. Not all rabbits who are rehomed are as lucky as I am.
HOPS FLEMISH GIANT
HI HI HI HI HI HI HI! My name is Chewbacca but everyone calls me Chewie! It’s a very fitting name because I like to chew on everything! My favorite things to chew on are empty milkshake cups, Paisley, bones and squeaky toys. I’m also a bit of a sneaky thief because I’ll steal/eat everyone else’s food and treats on the farm. My favorites are bananas and rabbit food. I came to Recycled Earth because my previous owners didn’t have the time or energy to take care of me. I spent a lot of time in a crate and whenever I would get too rowdy, they would put me back in my crate. They knew I needed a different lifestyle so they looked for a new home for me. When I first came to the farm I was skinny, anxious and had no muscle. Now I’m almost able to keep up with Paisley Mae when we run, but she’s fast. I usually lay and wait for her to circle around… then I pounce on her! Australian Shepherds are herding dogs and we like to stay active but we’re also very smart. Make sure you do your research before buying any new pet.
CHEWIE AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD
I’m Merida, and that’s my brother Chester. My brother, mother and I were feral cats that were trapped because my mother had us in a drainpipe on a busy road. Jen saw a picture of us and liked me the best. Her husband liked my brother, and the person who trapped us talked her into taking our Momma too. (That seems to happen a lot around here.) Our Mom left once we were weaned. She came back to check on us a few times but Jen thinks someone took her in because she was fatter and less shy every time she came back. I got the name Merida because I was the brave one in the bunch. Chester and I hang out on the farm together, but we’re not fond of strangers so you probably won’t see more than a glimpse of us. We have a very important job that we are very good at! We catch all the mice and small animals that get into the other animal’s feed. It’s a never ending job that we love! Did I mention we’re really good at it?
MERIDA
CHESTER
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