share the farm with a menagerie of other odd animals including fainting
goats. Boy, those things are a hoot, always fainting at loud noises or
maybe a horn blowing or sometimes just a handclap! The lovebirds are so
sickening, always cooing and cuddling. What a laugh! It can get real
loud at times, especially when the geese start honking, the ducks
quacking, hens cackling and the peacocks yelling. But I don’t mind
because that usually means feeding time (some of that good stuff from
Franklin County Co-op).
are also some rabbits. I think they are called Lion’s Mane Rabbits;
they are really cute. You never hear anything out of them; they keep a
real low profile. I like that. The dogs are another story. The
bloodhound has a verrry irritating bawl and the blue heeler’s bark is
so shrill that sometimes it is hard to sleep. I would have to say that I
have no problems with any of my mates, but my favorites are the
miniature Hereford cow and the rabbits (they are quiet).
about all that, let’s talk about me! I am really quite the jenny’s
meow. I stand out in a crowd, am a sharp dresser, can run with the best
of them and as for agility, I wrote the book (try running from lions or
hyenas without some moves!) My purpose here is to cross with the jennies
with the resulting young being called a zdonk. Zdonks are used for pets,
pulling carts, riding and sometimes just to look at. When crossed with a
pony mare, you get a zonie, which can be used for the same purpose as a
zdonk. Zorses are the result of crossing a zebra, such as me, with a
large mare. The offspring are very quick and agile and can be used for a
wide variety of equestrian disciplines.
this time I would like to thank Karen Linker, manager, and her crew at
the Franklin County Co-op for all their help when questions arise and
for having what we need when we need it.
if your interest has been sparked and you would like more information on
zdonks, zonies, zorses, Lion’s Mane rabbits or exotics of any kind,
please call me at AA Exotic Farm at 256-331-4877 or 256-668-0462. Just
ask for Thunder.
Linker is an outside salesman for AFC.