The Farmily Tree

☆ July 11, 2011

The Farmily is getting big.  I’ve had so many requests for a tree, so here is my attempt: in order of appearance, including year of birth + year joining the Farmily.  Click on each name to go to a photo/post on each member.

The Farmily:
~ Cat ~ born 2006, joined 2006
Charlie ~ Coyote ~ born 2007, joined 2007
Ranger ~ Quarterhorse ~ born 1999, joined 2007
Chloe ~ Border Collie/Mountain Cur Hound ~ born 2008, joined 2008
{mother: Pita, father: John, see extended Farmily}
Daisy ~ Brown Swiss/Jersey Cow ~ born 2006, joined 2009
Sir Baby ~ Black Angus Bull ~ born 2009, joined 2009 {adopted mother: Daisy}
Flicka ~ Quarterhorse ~ born 2006, joined 2009
Frisco ~ Holstein/Brown Swiss Steer ~ born 2009 {mother: Daisy}
Rue ~ Cat ~ born 2003, joined 2010
Mushy ~ Cat ~ born 2010, joined 2010 {mother: Rue, father: presumably Eli}
Kettle ~ Cat ~ born 2010, joined 2010 {mother: Rue, father: presumably Eli}
Fiona ~ Brown Swiss/Angus Calf ~ born 2011 {mother: Daisy, father: Sir Baby}

The Extended Farmily:
Ricardo ~ Goose ~ age unknown ~ RIP 2011
Houdini ~ Quarterhorse ~ 1981-2011
Sunshine ~ Paint Horse ~ born 1985
Rocky ~ Angus Bull ~ born 2004
Ervin ~ Angus Bull ~ born 2006, joined 2009
John ~ Border Collie ~ born 2000
Pita ~ Mountain Cur Hound ~ born 2006
Black ~ Cat ~ born 2010
Blue ~ Cat born 2010


20 Responses to “The Farmily Tree”

  1. Jenny C
    July 11th, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Well all right then… helps (and pleases) my right brain no end. :) Thanks for putting this together – you, of course, are at the very base and roots, and so many of us love all who occupy this farmily tree.

    Have a great day prepping/moving the whole fam-damily up the mountain!

  2. Keitha
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:21 am


  3. Pat D.
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Great information! thank you.

    Why is Ricardo the only goose, or, for that matter, only fowl? Geese love their flocks, which must be why he guards the cows.

  4. shreve
    July 11th, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    pat ~ there were once five geese, and four have been killed by cars and an ex-neighbor’s dogs. so yeah, now that he’s the only goose, he’s bonded with the cows.

  5. Miranda
    July 11th, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    Eli was possibly the father?! Let’s hope there are no more extras and by now everyone has been either spayed or neutered.

  6. Ingrid
    July 11th, 2011 @ 11:48 am


    Read this, under the post titled “Online Communication”:

    That explains why Eli is not neutered.

  7. Jenn
    July 11th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing this adorable Farmily tree! Absolutely love it. :)

  8. hello haha narf
    July 11th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    i’m surprised that i have been reading long enough to keep everyone straight!

    which leads me to ask…do you find it strange / weird that folks across the country (world?) are incredibly familiar with those closest to you? i know, back when i blogged more regularly, when i meet someone who mentioned a story i told on my site it stopped me in my tracks for a few seconds. this big, bad internet certainly is a strange beast.
    (sheesh, i’m only 40 and sound 90!)

  9. Sherry
    July 11th, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    this has got to be my favorite post thus far! I see some pictures I missed before!!!!

    I think Daisy is the most impossibly beautiful cow I have ever, ever seen. I’d also like to BEG you for more pictures of her baby. Beautiful little Fiona!!!

    loved this. I love it!

  10. Claire
    July 11th, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    Thanks for the clarification. You have such a nice happy family. I just read “horses” category and giggled at Flicka. The horse that has never meet a stranger.

  11. Katbalu
    July 12th, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    Thanks for the farmily update! My how your farmily has grown since Charlie came into your life!

  12. Jennifer S.
    July 12th, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    I’d like to suggest a Farmily calendar for 2012.

  13. cathie
    July 12th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Wow how the family has grown. I remember when I first started reading about your adventures there was Eli and Charlie….and now WOW look at the farmily. And how you Shreve have grown and expanded your adventures. Such a wonderful story to follow!

    Abd ub reply to #8 hello haha narf—that fear is what keeps me from blogging myslef. lol What is a stranger reads it?? Even worse what if someone I know reads it and comments!! I have lots to say, lol just don’t know if anyone wants to read it!! :)

  14. Pat D.
    July 12th, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    Shreve, thank you for the answer re Ricardo. I was afraid that might have been the case. At least he has an adopted flock now!

    Cathie, consider not doing a public blog. There’s one called LiveJournal where you can control who gets access to your blog, so you can make sure strangers don’t get in to read it!

  15. MJ
    July 12th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    What a lovely Farmily! Sure looks as good, if not better than some family trees I’ve seen! I love the two sets of eyes in the picture of Pita and Charlie (Dinner Date). They both say so much.

  16. Anna
    July 12th, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Don’t forget to add Shreve, the matriarch of this Farmily, to the list! :-)

  17. catherine
    July 12th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the tree, I needed that, I have them all confused especially the cats. Great pictures on all of them.

  18. leah
    July 12th, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I would have lost patience organizing a post like this after the first link……. if you did this on your new, little ,cell phone *amazing*. I really like the extended family part of your post, as I too had missed some of those pics!

  19. Heleen
    July 13th, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    If Eli is the father of females Mushy and Kettle, they should both be tan & grey. If one of them has no tan, cat genetics excludes Eli as the father.

  20. Gene Thompson
    July 16th, 2011 @ 6:45 am

    Charlie’s pics and the rest of the troop really relax me. At my most fundimental level all humans are the same, all animals are the same. Pure love.

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