**Meet the Animals**

Melody is a bay Quarter Horse Mare. She is 21 years old this year. She knows a  lot of tricks, such as rearing, bowing, saying Yes and No, picking up her feet while you stand on the opposite side (while you’re hoof picking,) standing on a pedestal, the Spanish Walk, and walking backward when you pull her by the tail. She’s done all levels of showing, jumping, western, sidesaddle, driving, parades, and has helped to teach Trick Training Clinics all over. Melody loves kids and has lots of fun in riding lessons. She is owned by Sarah.


Honey is a Palomino Mare. She’s used for lessons and has quickly become a farm favorite. She is owned by Sarah.


Sidney is a 16 year-old Palomino gelding. He is extremely dappled and has a pleasant personality. Sid is owned by Nancy.


Twist is a 19 year-old Registered Pinto Tovero Gelding.  He is owned by Sarah F.



Applejack is an April 2014 rescue colt who will become a dunalino. His favorite activities are standing on the pedestal, lunging, and doing anything for treats. He is owned by Sarah.


Atlas is a three year old bay Quarter Horse cross who came from the same rescue (Sandstone Farm’s Rescue Efforts/SSFRE) as Applejack. We boarded him for a short time when he was young, he went to one owner, and then he was reclaimed by SSFRE and re-sold to one of my lesson students and her family. Atlas is owned by Stephanie.


Patriot is a three year old Pinto gelding owned by Joelynn.



Eowyn is a Tennessee Walking Unicorn. Eowyn is shy about showing people her horn, so you may or may not see it depending on her mood. She’s been everywhere, done everything, is a blast to ride, and enjoys doing anything that involves humans. She’s owned by Falcon.




Ranger is a 14 year old Haflinger who is perfect in almost every way. He’s owned by Bonnie B.



Bandit is a black-and-white female Border Collie. She is owned by Sarah.


Lance is a Golden Retriever Guide Dog. He is employed by our Riding Instructor’s husband, who is legally blind. Lance came from California and is Bandit’s adopted brother. He loves chewing on things, rolling around after the rain, and having his tushie itched.


Bubbles is a Border Collie puppy who loves people.


We have quite a number of cats.

Smoky Joe is a cat who came, literally, from Hell–Hell, Michigan. He used to belong to a dear friend named Angelo, but when Angelo moved to Montana, Smoky Joe was left behind. Martina brought Smoky Joe from the Hell Creek Ranch to Firefly Farm.



Tip is a tortise shell cat who loves to hunt. She’s owned by Firefly Farm.



Yoda was an adorable orange male cat owned by Firefly Farm as a gift from Martina. He is the lovely orange cat on the left. Sadly, he met an untimely death in September 2012.  Rue is a recent addition to Firefly Farm–she is a two-year-old cat who adored Yoda.


Diva is an adorable female tortie cat. She is brown and black with orange tips on her toes. She frequently will climb people, assuming they are trees. Owned by Firefly farm as a gift from Martina.


Hannah is a female black shorthaired cat.



Muffin is a female calico cat.



Itchy is a male longhair striped cat. (photos coming soon.)


(Below) Loki is an orange striped male shorthaired cat. He has a white tummy and chest, his front feet are white, and two hind white socks.



We have a large number of chickens, ducks, turkeys, and a single guinea fowl.

Roz 2 is our Guinea Fowl.


Amythist and Josie are our turkeys. Josie thinks she’s a dog, and will beg to play with Bandit and Lance. Once we throw the ball for her, though, she has no idea what to do.




We have many ducks.


We also have many chickens and roosters.



 Our Newest addition: A Bun!

Our bun is never, ever put in the oven. We do, however, have the best bun in town.

His name is Sir Hops a Lot Freight Train.

We brought Sir Hops a Lot Freight Train, then known as Nameless the male Mini-Rex, to the Meijer Garden event in hopes someone would help us out with a name. We weren’t disappointed.

The problem arose when The Husband and Sarah fought over who would win the naming contest.

She liked Sir Hops a Lot. He liked Freight Train.

Who won? The bun. The Bun won. Because of all the animals in the barn, he has the longest name.


4 thoughts on “**Meet the Animals**

  1. blackpaws

    Where are the pictures of the beautiful kitties?

  2. Looks like you’re pretty busy! I sure know what’s that like, but now I’ve thinned the herd and taking a break for the first time in 15 years. Love the pasture, something a desert dweller doesn’t see much!

  3. We must add the chickens 🙂 Mostly because I adore “leg eater” and the guinea hen.

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