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Bongo & Jack

Bongo and Jack

Bongo is our African Grey. He jabbers a lot especially in the morning. The other day something frightened Bongo and he flew down from his perch (a common occurrence). It just so happened that Bongo landed near Jack the cat. Upon landing, Bongo looked at Jack and said, "Hello Darling!" … [Read more...]



Often we hear the sound of wood-on-wood, rat a tat tat. Turns out it's a wookpecker. … [Read more...]

Grasshoppers caught in the act


After a particularly cold night, I found these two grasshoppers frozen stiff while in the throes of passion. This is how I want to go. … [Read more...]

Milagro the Stallion


Milagro ("miracle" in Spanish) is our one and only stallion at the ranch. He got his name after he suddenly appeared next to his mother in the field on May 19, 2012, even though Joanie had told me I had to stop breeding horses because we had too many and I never seem to sell those born at the ranch (who become members of the family). When he was born, I claimed it was an "immaculate conception", a "miracle"! (She obviously did not know that I had … [Read more...]

Our new baby horse, Lola

Lola at Kingston Ranch

On May 13th we had a new baby horse, Lola. You can see her mom and her babysitter, Charlie (the dog) in the photos above. Yes, I know that almost 30 pictures in a few short days is overkill, but isn't this what proud parents do when they have such a beautiful newborn? Enjoy looking at the photos in the gallery above and we'll keep you posted on Lola's progress. Charlie promises to keep his new sister out of trouble! … [Read more...]