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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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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mac 'n' Tosh update

Here is a picture of Mac sitting on his eggs. Looks exciting, doesn't it? We have seen him off occasionally for short periods to go for a drink, but mostly he just stays right there.

Mac 'n' Tosh are in the red barn, where they typically spend the winter. We expect the hatch date to be right around the first of June, then we'll need to figure out how to get the whole family out to their summer pen behind the store where you usually visit them in the fall. And, we'll need to secure that pen so the babies can't go under the fence. I don't think they'll be ready to meet up with Barney and Jackson for a couple weeks at least.

I thought I'd share this picture of Cedi learning about Mac 'n' Tosh last fall. Note that Grandpa has his hand up high in the air. You put it up higher than they are so they know you're the dominant emu.

Note that they have apple cores in their hands. Mac 'n' Tosh love apples and will swallow a core whole. You're sure they'll choke on it as it goes down. Cedi was eating an apple while standing near their pen with me one day and Tosh reached through the fence and stole it out of her hand. It didn't hurt her, but it did scare her. That's why we don't offer you the chance to feed apples to the emus like we do with the cows.


Kate said...

I can't wait to see the baby emu.

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