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Chickens at Windy Willows

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Chickens at Windy Willows

Many of the animals at Sir Winslow’s Zoo were exotic, unfamiliar and extraordinary. However, some of them were a necessary means of running an estate in rural England. Chickens were part of this latter group of animals, but as cute as any of them. White fuzzy chickens were on bug control in the gardens of Windy Willows, Sir Winslow’s Estate. But with the arrival of warmer weather, they also carefully kept track of all the baby chickens that they hatched. Sir Winslow kept a nice flock of Frizzle chickens, both for eggs just to watch them strut around the yard....

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The Desert Festival of Thar

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The Desert Festival of Thar

Our camel story starts in the Great Thar desert in northern India. Sir Winslow was in the Thar Desert seeking out sheep's wool that he was going to have woven into beautiful Persian rugs for his manor house back in England. He had heard of a wonderful festival near Jodhpur that celebrated camels and desert life and wanted to see what it was all about. The desert festivals are celebrated with great zest and zeal. This festival takes place in the winter months. The performers are dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting...

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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

My friend Linda Nance asked if she could interview me about our shop! Its a fun little 15 minutes of your time! Her Etsy shop is Gotta Be Handmade 

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Fun Bunny Decor and More!

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Fun Bunny Decor and More!

I thought I would bring you some fun spring decor ideas this week and include bunny items! I don’t know about you but we are more than ready to have the warmer weather and green grass! Which of course makes those furry hopping animals come out as well, just in time for Easter. One really fun trend I am seeing on Pinterest this year is lots of pink floral wallpaper. And I am talking about BIG flowers too! They are just beautiful. You can easily do this just on one wall so it’s a focal point for the room. Adding real...

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Zebra Facts

Zebra Facts

Zebras are now found all over the world today in zoo’s and sanctuaries, but they all hail from the African continent. There are three main types of zebra’s, the Mountain Zebra, Plains Zebra, and the Grevy’s Zebra. The first two are more closely related to the horse, but the Grevy’s Zebra is more like the donkey. The Plains Zebra is the most common and the other two are endangered. Each type of zebra had a stripe pattern that is unique to its family. The experts know this because the types do not interbreed. It has been tried in captivity, but...

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