While tractors and mechanized farm equipment have now largely replaced draft animals, a small but passionate contingent of farmers in Western North Carolina continues to rely on them to help with the daily work around their farms and as a source of extra income at times.
“This Mother’s Day, let’s reflect on the largest population of mothers in our country: the many billions of female cows, chickens, pigs and other animals on our farms. How do they rank as moms?”
The piercing glare of a red-shouldered hawk; the regal trot of a burnished stallion; the silent grace of a moonlit wolf; the reassuring purr of a well-loved tabby; the furry muzzle of a family dog. Animals console us; they dazzle us and, in some cases, they love us unconditionally. But however impressive their prowess — […]
It was my first prescribed burn. After weeks of training, and months of anticipation, I was finally on the ground – drip torch in hand – ready to apply fire to restore the mixed pine-hardwood forests at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.
On Tuesday, Aug. 12, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a statement, video and photo gallery (link below) claiming a Western North Carolina dairy farm mistreats its animals. The video showed cows on the farm knee-deep in their own manure, trudging through the sludge while feeding, sleeping and before milking. PETA reported many of […]
It’s the perfect weekend for animal lovers! With this lovely weather your could take your dog for a walk, visit the WNC Nature Center or you could go to a benefit for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue on Saturday, Sunday or both. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is offering a full lineup of activities for animal lovers this whole weekend.
To the chagrin of those hoping for an early spring, Nibbles, Asheville’s very own clairvoyant groundhog, predicts six more weeks of winter weather. Or at least that was the interpretation of WLOS Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer, who “translated” the adorable rodent’s Feb. 2 forecast at the WNC Nature Center during a Groundhog Day celebration attended by hundreds of onlookers.
For the fifth year in a row, tattoo artists at Freak & Geeks Tattoo Sideshow will be putting permanent paw-prints on people’s hearts, ankles, arms and who knows where else to raise money for the Asheville Humane Society in a nonstop tattoo marathon this Sunday, Aug. 25.
As Western North Carolina growers gear up for our region’s farm tour, the High Country Farm Tour is winding down from a weekend of produce, livestock and brews.
A new local fundraiser wants every rescue dog to have more than its day by creating an entire calendar dedicated to Asheville-loving canines. (Photo by Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography)
Experience the world’s most remote continent at an Antarctica travelogue presentation on Sunday, April 7 at Asheville Wild Birds Unlimited.
Thank you for posting the Nov. 16 Blogwire, “Reward Offered for Information Related to Fourth Red Wolf Death.” (See http://avl.mx/nh.) I fail to see the wisdom of continuing the night hunting of coyotes using spotlights that the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has allowed since August. Since then, four protected red wolves have been shot. […]
One was one too many! Now four radio-collared, endangered red wolves have been killed and still the nighttime hunting with spotlights in the red wolf habitat goes on. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Why are these folks allowed to ignore the Endangered Species Act and continue killing? The red wolf recovery area/habitat should be free of hunting anything […]
I am outraged that yet another endangered red wolf is dead. (See http://avl.mx/nh.) Not only is there no valid reason for the coyote hunt, but many of us tried to tell Executive Director Gordon Myers and the N.C. Wildlife Commission that the hunt put red wolves in danger. In a night hunt, it is next […]
ChainFree Asheville will collect new and used doghouses to honor the memory of its founder, Peggy Irwin.
Watch dachshunds sprint for the finish line and meet some adoptable pups at Dog Day Afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 18.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue announces a new summer camp for kids who love animals.
A retired ER physician and 4 horses have a dream — to make an equine-disaster-relief and search-and-rescue unit.
Is your animal the cutest in town? Snap a photo and win Sarge’s Animal Rescue’s pet photography contest.
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