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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mac 'n' Tosh

In early December of 2006, Frank and I were enjoying a normal day at the orchard, when Tim pulled into the driveway with his livestock trailer. Tim hauls a lot of cattle and frequently stops by for our special "13 caramel apples for the price of 12" deal. But instead of heading right inside, Tim said, “Come and see what I have in my trailer.” Frank and I went over and looked inside. He had 2 emus! I said, ”What are you going to do with them?” And Tim replied, “They’re just what you need. We’re going to barter for them today.” Thirteen caramel apples and a bag of potatoes later, 2 emus were added to the farm.

Since we knew almost nothing about emus, we went in search of information. Most importantly, they make a regular emu feed… and a local feed supplier stocks it. So at least they wouldn’t starve to death while we were still learning. We soon also figured out that we had a male and a female, and our daughter, Karma, came up with the perfect names. Given that they’re part of an apple orchard, it seemed only fitting that they be named after one of our most popular apple varieties, the Macintosh. So, Mac is the male (he makes a grunting sound) and Tosh is the female (she makes a booming sound, similar to a bass drum). Together they make the friendly pair of Mac ‘N Tosh.

Emus can run up to 40 miles per hour!
One emu egg is equivalent to a dozen chicken eggs!
When sitting on the nest, it’s the male that does the sitting.The female emu is larger than the male.


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