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This is our "View"

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Occasionally we are asked questions from our guests about the “farming animals” of Ohio’s Amish Country. It’s always fun to share the things we’ve learned and today we would like to share a little about the Draft Horse. There are 5 “official” breeds of Draft Horses; Belgian, Percheron, Clydesdale, Shire, Suffolk and Paint. Just like there are many different breeds of dogs in the “Working Class” of the dog world (like Sheep Dog, Police Dog, etc), the Draft Horse is the “Working Class” of the horse world. Often called “Gentle Giants”, these behemoths were bred to assist the farmer in the fields with plowing ...

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GOING, GOING - but not quite GONE

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Ruby-Throated Humming Birds.  They arrive each year on May 1st.  One can almost set a "calendar clock" because of their punctuality.  The first to arrive at A Valley View Inn are two pairs, followed within a few days by another pair or two.  From past experience, we know that we have to have at least two feeders filled & hanging on the back deck.  Two aren't necessary for the amount of feed needed - it's just that they are very "territorial" and one feeder can cause too much competition.
 
As the season progresses, the females begin nesting while the males vie over who gets "seniority rights" over each feeder.  Within a few weeks it is necessary for u ...

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