Updated by Mary Bowen on March 7, 2020
Family pets have been a big part of our life. Pets not only teach responsibility but they also teach generosity and instill an appreciation for God's creation.
God gave us animals to use and enjoy. Animals that we have cared for at the Industrious Family Farm include:
Read all about them below...
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Fluffy, irresistibly soft, and great pets...we love angoras. They have personality plus and give us skeins of luxurious yarn to make gorgeous gifts. Consider welcoming one these fluff balls into your household.
Besides being interesting specimens, other benefits of backyard beekeeping include delicious honey, wax, and having pollinators fly about your flower and vegetable gardens.
We really enjoy our dog and cats.
Our dog's name is "Ninja" and he is a chocolate lab. He is a huge dog and has become very dear to us. We really enjoy him. He is gentle with the kids and makes us feel safe.
Toddler-Fah and him are best friends. I think toddlers and dogs have a very special relationship. She feeds him from her highchair and he lets her crawl all over him, and treats her very gently. I love hearing her scold him. It is so funny!
Our cats also bring us a good deal of pleasure. "Thomas" is a tabby and he is very friendly. He loves to sit on laps and lets the little ones pet him. "Johnathan" is much less friendly, but we do enjoy watching him and "Thomas" play. They are so entertaining. The cats also help us as they are very serious mousers. When we moved into our rural home, there was a lot of evidence of mice. Now all we see are dead mice that the cats give as peace offerings to the dog.
Okay while wild birds aren't really family pets, it is fun to feed them and observe all the wonderfully entertaining things they do.
We loved watching the little bird above take a bath in our bird bath. It was a very cold winter day. Everything was frozen and there was snow on the ground. This girl bathed and bathed herself in the fresh water.
Some of our usual visitors are hummingbirds, red wing black birds, western blue birds, collared Eurasian doves, house finches, and juncos to name a few.
One of the easiest and most entertaining pets to keep are goldfish.
These low maintenance fish are cheap and fun to watch. A small aquarium
actually adds to the decor of a room. I love watching them swim around in a clean tank. Fish tanks give a lovely ambience to a library or informal living room.
It is very easy to clean a
fishtank. If it sounds like quite a chore to keep an aquarium, you'll
discover it is not when you follow these easy cleaning steps:
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