Here are just some of the rescued animals we have at the farm. Every one of them has their own personality and story. They were all unwanted at some time in their lives, but now have a home and family to call their own. You can sponsor any specific animal that we have, just fill out the message box during checkout when you make a donation. We will put your initials in a heart next to that animal’s bio below.
Stormy is a Shetland pony and Bandit is a pygmy fainting angora (?) goat. They are best friends. Their mother was very sad that she had to find a new home for her little boys, but will be sponsoring them monthly.Stormy and Bandit will have many new friends here. Nathan and Millie the llamas were the first to greet the newcomers. Dealer of course has his nose in their greetings. Lamborghini the sheep is heading over to say hi too. Stormy and Bandit should be very happy at Edwards Animals.
Toby is a 15 year old Gotlief pony (miniature horse). Toby and Stormy (above) are good friends!
Thumbelina (left) and Bunny (right) are from Brandon, MS. Thumbelina is a pygmy goat.Their owners, Penny and Phil, are moving across the country to be near their family and soon-to-arrive grandchild, and could not take the goats with them. Thumbelina and Bunny are still a little shy, but adjusting nicely to their new home. Penny and Phil are sponsoring them monthly.
This is Goldie. She’s about 16. Goldie has a little hunter’s lump on her back. She came off of a ranch down south, and cowboys down there used to get on her and run horses. She didn’t like that very much. She’s 15.2, she’s solid, she has absolutely no faults because they didn’t treat her like a pet, they treated her a piece of equipment. So she didn’t even know how to eat apples. It took Goldie a long time to trust people. People would just jump on her and now she just says “wow, do I have a good life!” Goldie is a registered palomino. To be a registered palomino you need to be within two shades of a newly minted copper penny and the hairs in the mane and tail cannot be more than one dark hair for every white one. And the palomino people do count them.
Horses are herd animals and they rely on each other, but there’s a specific pecking order. If they see a coyote coming their nostrils will get real big and they’ll snort from deep down in their chest.
Here are Elizabeth and Millie.The little black and white one is named Millie. When Millie was born she had a heart murmur and we had to have the vet come all the way from Burlington and she had to be tube fed.
Next to Millie is Elizabeth. When Elizabeth was born she was so sick she needed a blood transfusion sent in from Minnesota. She had a heart murmur and was very weak. The vet that took care of her started up the Elisabeth Animal Hospital. So we named her Elisabeth in honor of funding a wing for him.
When you talk to llamas, they like to smell your breath. That’s how they know who you are.
Llamas are very curious, so when the coyotes come around they run up to look at the coyotes. If they see something scary they yodel.
This is Nathan aka Stage Stop Nation Detroit (from the musical Guys and Dolls). He’s a neutered male. Too small to be a star. He can’t sing, but he can yodel!
This is Whiskers, a little black and white pigmy goat. She was given to us because she was bred to a full sized goat, and they thought that it would kill her. But she successfully had those two babies, “Thing 1” and “Thing 2,” that were twice as big as her. We gave them to the 4H for kids to raise.Cocoa, the little brown goat, came out of the Hayman fire. She probably was kept in a cage or something because it took a long time for her feet to straighten out. She was really really wild when we got her.
Even the girls have little beards, so these are all girls. Goats can eat just about anything. So all our table scraps come out here.