With a little bit of Luck

Why do people say that you have a hard outer shell? Shells are not always hard. A tortoise or turtle shell is made of the same substance as our fingernails and horses hooves. Nutrition plays a vital part in the health and strength. Too much protein is almost always the culprit.  You can look at them and see the degree of health. One of our mini horses has trouble with his hooves….I have raised  Mini Mac since he was a baby and never has he had a problem with his hooves until recently.

Eddie in his winter man cave

Fast Eddie our African Sulcata Tortoise is 25 years old….mas o menos… He already had a perfect shell when we got him. Of-course I will feel like I did something wrong if ever he got sick…..I read about all the nutrition and supplement advice , I light candles, I do a little dance and pray. If you talk to 15 different horse owners, you will get 20 different answers, but if you have an African Sulcata Tortoise, you can just read  about care at  the Sulcata Station and they have the answers……


Welcome Visitors

Wish they would stay……I know that if we had deer eating our beautiful garden, we would not appreciate seeing them so much….but WAIT> We don’t have a garden, our petite piggy  would polish that off as an appetizer, along with the goats…..so we welcome all the deer when we see them. It is pretty rare. After 15 years of living here, it is still a treat to see  deer. Just a few weeks ago, we started to see two near our pond. These two fawns are twins that live at our friend Judy’s ranch. Just the cutest….