We had a great summer with Jade, Mica, Granite and Copper. We added another day pen mid-summer that had plenty of great grazing. Every morning, the four boys were anxious to halter up and head over to the new area. We had a lot of nice walks with the reindeer […] Read More
The year started out quiet in the reindeer pen. But, the herd dwindled to four on January 16 when Crystal moved no longer….
Another fun year with the reindeer, although sadly Silver is no longer with us…..
We missed the reindeer this past fall dealing with medical issues. It was nice to come home and get reacquainted with our deer. Jade gave both of us a nuzzle. After their morning meal, they all stayed close to the back of our house and didn’t venture out into the […] Read More
August 2006: The herd is healthy and bulking up for the winter months ahead. It seems strange not to have a baby reindeer to train this summer. Copper has no little brother or sister tagging along. He’s a big reindeer but seems to be more immature than his brothers were […] Read More
August 2005: After several months, its still a bit of a struggle to get Copper haltered up and out of the gate. Once he starts eating the dandelions and clover he doesn’t want to go back to the pen until his mom, Crystal, goes back. The reindeer get jealous if […] Read More
November 2004: Rutting season was shorter and a lot smoother this year. Silver still didn’t like Jade having his own little herd on the other side of the fence. And, of course Jade still seemed to enjoy taunting Silver from the other side of the fence. There was a little […] Read More
October 2003: Fall rutting season was a bit tougher this year. Our bull, Silver, didn’t like having the herd split in two. Even though Jade and Mica are steers, Silver didn’t like Jade being on the other side of the fence with his own little herd….Mica and Garnet. Of course, […] Read More
April 2002: Mica was born in the mid-afternoon of April 17, 2002. Mother – Crystal; Dad – Silver; Big Brother – Jade were all very excited and it took a couple of days for everybody, including us to get into a new routine. Mica was strong and healthy from day […] Read More
May 2001: Here is a picture of Jade at just over one month old, in protest mode. Our hope is that Jade will someday pull a sleigh, so we’re harness training him. When he decides he doesn’t want to go, he plops his head to the ground and makes the […] Read More