• Petting Farm Webcam

    Welcome to the Petting Farm webcam!  Check in daily to see all of the different animals we have at our farm.  If you miss a day (or days), don't worry - archived videos can be found here: Petting Farm Webcam.  Enjoy!

  • Did you know???

    • Daisy and Dafne are Pekin ducks.
    • Pekin ducks cannot fly because they are too heavy.
    • A young duck is called a duckling.
    • A female duck is called a hen - Daisy and Dafne are both hens.
    • A male duck is called a drake.
    • Pekin ducks were first domesticated in southeast Asia.
    • Pekin ducks are used for food - meat and eggs.
    • Daisy and Dafne are used for educational purposes - what lucky hens!
  • Did you know???

    • The name “catfish” refers to the long barbels, or feelers, which are present around the mouth of the fish and resemble cat whiskers. All catfishes have at least one pair of barbels, on the upper jaw; they may also have a pair on the snout and additional pairs on the chin.
    • The catfish is one of the most well-known freshwater fish around the world. They can be found in all regions of the world except Antarctica.
    • Some species of catfish can reach a length of 3-4 meters (more than 10 feet) and weigh over 300 kg (690 pounds).
    • Some species of catfish can live more than 100 years.  Whiskers is only about 3 years old.
    • Catfishes are mainly used for meat products.
    • Whiskers is used for educational purposes and so has escaped the frying pan!
  • Did you know???

    • The brown donkey is Ryan.
    • The gray hinny is Jenny.
    • A donkey is a domesticated animal related to a horse.
    • A hinny is a result of cross-breeding a donkey and a horse. In Jenny's case, a male horse (a stallion) was bred to a female donkey (a jenny). 
    • A mule is a result of cross-breeding a female horse (a mare) with a male donkey (a jack).
    • Both Ryan and Jenny are close to 40 years old!
  • Did you know???

    • Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.
    • The hearing of the average cat is at least five times keener than that of a human adult.
    • Meows are not innate cat language—they developed them to communicate with humans! When Stripy meows it usually means she's hungry.
    • Stripy is a pet, but she also has an important job to do. She helps keep mice and rats away from our barn and other buildings.
  • Did you know???

    • Freckles is a Longhorn bull.
    • A male cow is called a bull.
    • A male cow that has been neutered is called a steer.
    • A female cow that has not given birth is called a heifer.
    • A female cow that has given birth is called a cow.
    • A young cow (under 1-year-old) is called a calf.
    • Longhorns originated in the country of Spain and are used for meat and leather products.
    • Freckles is used for educational purposes and he is Oreo's dad!
  • Did you know???

    • Cattle egrets are not domesticated farm animals, but they regularly visit our farm.
    • Cattle egrets play a role as a biocontrol of cattle parasites such as ticks and flies.
    • They also patrol freshly cut grass and eat almost everything they find including insects, frogs, and even small snakes!
    • Cattle egrets' eggs are pale blue.
    • For more information on cattle egrets, visit https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/cattle-egret.
  • Did you know???

    • Sarah is a Holstein heifer.
    • A male cow is called a bull.
    • A male cow that has been neutered is called a steer.
    • A female cow that has not given birth is called a heifer.
    • A female cow that has given birth is called a cow.
    • A young cow (under 1-year-old) is called a calf.
    • Holstein cattle originated from Europe in the countries of Germany and Holland and are used for milk production.
    • Sarah does not produce milk because she has not birthed a calf.
    • She is used for educational purposes and is very sweet with kids!
  • Did you know???

    • Dorper sheep originated from the continent of Africa.
    • A male sheep is called a ram.
    • A female sheep is called a ewe.
    • A young sheep is called a lamb.
    • This breed is used only for meat because they don’t produce a lot of wool.
    • Midnight has recently been sheared so she will feel comfortable during the summer.
    • Our sheep is used for educational purposes - what a lucky gal!
  • Did you know???

    • Obsidian is a Black Angus cow. She is Oreo's mom and has adopted Chocolate.
    • A male cow is called a bull.
    • A male cow that has been neutered is called a steer.
    • A female cow that has not given birth is called a heifer.
    • A female cow that has given birth is called a cow.
    • A young cow (under 1-year-old) is called a calf.
    • Angus cattle originated in the country of Scotland and are famous for high-quality beef.
    • Obsidian is used for educational purposes - what lucky gal!
  • Did you know???

    • A male chicken is called a rooster.
    • A female chicken is called a hen.
    • A baby chicken is called a chick.
    • A young male turkey is called a jake.
    • An older male turkey is called a tom or gobbler.
    • A young female turkey is called a jenny.
    • An older female turkey is called a hen.
    • A baby turkey is called a poult or chick.
    • Turkeys were first domesticated in Mexico.
    • Chickens and turkeys are used for food - mainly meat and eggs.
    • Our chickens and turkeys are used for educational purposes and sometimes for food (just the eggs though).
  • Did you know???

    • Oreo (the calf to the left) is a Longhorn Angus cross.
    • Chocolate (the calf to the right) is a Holstein Angus cross.
    • A male cow is called a bull.
    • A male cow that has been neutered is called a steer.
    • A female cow that has not given birth is called a heifer.
    • A female cow that has given birth is called a cow.
    • A young cow (under 1-year-old) is called a calf.
    • Longhorns originated in the country of Spain and are used for meat and leather products.
    • Angus cattle originated in the country of Scotland and are famous for high-quality beef.
    • Holstein cattle originated from Europe in the countries of Germany and Holland and are used for milk production.
    • Oreo and Chocolate are used for educational purposes - what lucky girls!
  • Did you know???

    • Boer goats originated from Africa in the country of South Africa.
    • A male goat is called a billy or buck.
    • A female goat is called a nanny or doe.
    • A young goat is called a kid.
    • Boer goats are used for meat and leather products.
    • Our goat is used for educational purposes - what a lucky guy!