Hi, I'm Tina!

Calico Blossom is a labor of love born from my passion for horses and poultry.

I got my first horses in 1995 when I was just a kid. I had a pony named Mac and an Appaloosa named Dusty who I loved to pieces. After being out of horses for years I decided to get into mini horses since riding was never really my passion. Now I strive to help pass on horse care tips which can apply to equines of all sizes!

My introduction to poultry came in 1999 when I begged my dad to buy me two baby ducks from the local feed store. A Khaki Campbell drake named Earl and a Fawn & White Runner hen named Pearl became my first ducks and quickly proved the “gateway” to a plethora of ducks, geese, and chickens I kept throughout my teen years. I got out of poultry when I went to college but missed them so much that I got back into chickens in 2013 and ducks in 2014. I’m so glad I did!

I believe that in this stressful, fast-paced world, it is healthy to periodically “disconnect” and return to the natural world. I think everyone can benefit from incorporating elements of rural living into their lives, whether that be through gardening, tending a flock of poultry, or simply enjoying time outdoors.

Calico Blossom seeks to capture that spirit of embracing what is natural and taking in the many valuable lessons animals have to teach us. I hope you enjoy your stay!

Earl and Pearl, the ducks who started it all, in 1999

The Animals

As you may have guessed by now, a wide variety of animals call Calico Blossom home. Not all of the following cats, dogs, horses, and poultry are my personal pets, but they all will make appearances on the site and are all an incredibly important part of my life!

Horses

Smokey

American Shetland Pony Gelding

Doc

Miniature Horse Gelding

Sonny

Miniature Horse Gelding

Dogs

Pepper

Havanese

Einstein

Havanese

Maggie

Havanese/Shih Tzu

Holly

Golden Retriever

Cheyenne

Golden Retriever

Brandy & Cricket

English Shepherds

Cats

Elizabeth

Smoke Persian Mix

Harry

Tuxedo Persian

Sheba

Tortoiseshell

Oliver

Orange Parti Tabby

Phoebe

Tuxedo

Indy

Tuxedo

Poppy

Dilute Calico

Leo

Orange Parti Tabby

Chickens

Blackbeard

Salmon Faverolle

Bob

Bieliefelder

Chocolate Chip-ken

Easter Egg Bantam

Cowgirl

Salmon Faverolle

Dovey

White Phoenix Bantam

Jeckle

Black Rosecomb Bantam

Raphael

Easter Egg Bantam

Rhett

Black Australorp

The Sheriff

Light Brahma

Ducks

Cookie Monster

Blue Swedish

Donald

Pekin

Gracie

Golden Cascade

Hickory

Chocolate Runner

Mortimer

Golden Cascade

Onion Ring

Runner Mix

Silver

Silver Swedish

Snowcap

Black Runner