Animals on Cloud 9 Farm
Saving a calf's life is pretty important stuff around Cloud 9 Farm. The vet said that mother cow abandonment of baby is rare but it does happen. What to do in that case is to immediately take over being the mama. Of course, we gave Elsie the cow, plenty of chances to step up...but she didn't.
Cloud 9 farm is a sanctuary for wildlife and turkeys are so prevalent in Western North Carolina but here but here, they have full roam of the 200 acre farm and don't have to interact with highway traffic, roads or people. In the spring, especially, you'll want to be here because mating season is upon us. It's when the tom turkeys fan their tails and gobble with importance hoping to attract hens for their harem. Hens act oblivious by continuing to forage around but you can tell they are well aware of the courting around them as they stay close to the flock. Many good photography moments can be seen just by sitting on our pasture observation bench next to their playground pasture.
Your dog deserves a vacation, too! Find a pet-friendly cabin that allows you to take your best friend along without the hassle of boarding or pet sitters. Truthfully, you have your pet because YOU are their forever home and they want to be with YOU. Especially if your dog experiences anxiety when you’re gone, it could magnify any health issues that you’d have to [ MORE » ]
Look who came to visit Cloud 9. A blue tailed skink! If you like to explore under rocks or want your children to have the experience of outdoor living, there are many opportunities in our big outdoors on Cloud 9 Farm.
Red Angus Calf Born…Helen When a calf is born on the property and a vacationer is staying, they get to name it. That’s how baby Helen got named. “So, mom, up in heaven, you now have a name’s sake,” the couple from Chicago quipped. Elsie, the mamma, was mated with our big, black, Angus bull but it looks like the red angus genetics won [ MORE » ]
Proof that deer are using Cloud 9's blueberry bushes to rub their antlers on and we need urine as a deterrent.
Hand-feeding a bottle to a rejected calf twice a day is a time consuming chore on Cloud 9 Farm near Asheville. Here is proof that weaning is taking place with only a few sips taken this morning.
What is a heritage chicken and why does Cloud 9 Farm want to grow them?
New chicken house is a state-of-the-art agri-tourism project on Cloud 9 Farm near Asheville.
With TLC we are going to get this calf to survive.