31 July 2010

Nick & Willow.

Allow me to introduce you to the two newest members of the Daylesford Organics team.

Meet Nick.

And Willow.

Nick and Willow join our other two maremmas Bingo and Banjo.

Our maremmas live with the flocks of chooks and protect them from foxes. They do a fabulous job and to date, we have never lost a chook to a fox on their guard.

Hopefully at some stage in the near future Nick and Willow might be the parents of some baby, puppy maremmas. We'll keep you posted.

We are pretty excited to have them here, doing their fantastic and important work. Its day one and they are already settling in beautifully and taking their job very seriously.

We hope you guys are having a great weekend.

Oh and if you are looking for our eggs in Melbourne this weekend you can buy them at Organic Wholefoods in Smith Street Fitzroy, at the Ceres shop or from Ceres Food Connect.


teddybearswednesday said...

OH Willow and Nick are BEAUTIFUL!!! Looks like they are getting settled in beautifully, love all these photos, especially the one where Willow looks like she's about to smooch Pepper.
Seriously doggy envy going on here. But I know they couldn't be in a better home!!!
PS Puppies is very very exciting....

farmdoc said...

Pete the Maremma said 'Woof Woof'- which he tells me is a big hello and welcome to Nick and Willow.

Valula said...

Aren't they fab! I plan on getting chickens at some stage but i am a bit worried that one of our dogs (the terrior) might do them in. She's a great little dog, fantastic at dealing with rats but she just see the chickens as a challenge! :-)

Puppies too...that'd be cool!

Chicken Willow said...

I love them!

You've got your very own Chicken Willow funny.


Thea said...

I love this post. The dogs are gorgeous and I love how seriously they take their guarding duties. Congrats on your success at the Produce Awards too! x

Sue said...

Hooray I could finally leave a comment! Nick and Willow look beautiful and I just admire how well these dogs look after the animals too. Puppies would be so exciting. Love the last pic of Pepper and the chicken too!

Leonie Guld said...

Awwww.....I would love a Puppy to keep those pesky foxes away from my chooks and ducks!! Best not put in an order...Dave would kill me!!! xx

dillpickle said...

They're beautiful, Kate!

BTW, I was rather excited to see a pic of Brendan in the latest delicious when it arrived last week :-)

Bianca said...

Love those photo's the contrast between the chooks and the grey of the bush is stunning.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Kate I just had to let you know that I have never heard of Maremmas looking after chooks....but fantastic that they do! What a flock, how lovely that they are safe from/with the foxes ;-) I had heard that they were pretty aloof with people as well but yours seem happy to have a pat. Puppies what fun, how protective are the parents? Will you be able to get close to them?

That is a gorgeous photo of Pepper with her chook...aren't they lovely animals!

Anonymous said...

We want to get some chooks.....where is a good place guys?