Meet Our Family
From two legs, to four legs, to no legs at all, our farm family is here to welcome you!
Sweat Pea & Little Missy
Sweat Pea (one with markings on face) and Little Missy (all black) came to us from up the road. Both were born in May of 2023. They bring so much joy and snuggles to visitors and to Farmer LJ and Farmer Scott. These little nubian dwarfs, we hope to make mammas some day and in the meantime, we will continue to enjoy them calling out maaaaaaa when they see us.
Fun Fact: Both have been bottle fed since babies, and prefer to hang out with humans (especially their mama) - They still cry when they see Farmer LJ!
Rosie & Pearl
Rosie and Pearl are Kune Kune piglets born on mother’s day in 2023. Farmer LJ has been dreaming of pigs for a while, they were even a part of the wedding vowels. These smart pigs already following Farmer LJ around, they love belly rubs, and their snorts will warm anyone’s heart,
Fun Fact: On hot days, Rosie loves being hosed down while Pearl prefers to lay in her water hole!
The Spunky Monkey
Luna came to The Bee Hugger Farm on a full moon night after living with a family where the kiddos have out grown her. She is our spunky toddler (or teenager) who is mischievous and smart. Luna helps us with pony rides and often she turns into a unicorn in the summer after she sheds her gray coat. She is full of personality, loves children, and can often be found getting into things she is not supposed to…. such as water bottles and backpacks.
Fun Fact: Turns into a unicorn during the summertime!
Until 2016, Gizmo was a stray on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico. Then as fate would have it, one of LJ’s interns began to foster him the day after she put him in her “pet finder app” favorites list. The day she met Gizmo, it was love at first sight! He’s been a part of the family ever since and is known for his sweet, gentle eyes and adorable ears.
Fun Fact: Gizmo has great tricks including sneezing on demand, and yes, you can feed him after midnight!
Arnold & Ollie
Arnold and Ollie were found by 2 little boys in their neighborhood in Firestone. They brought them home to care for them like they were their own. As the snow geese grew they realized it was time to find them a proper home and contacted us. Their previous family came to visit them several times and in the end it turned out it was the Dad who missed and loved them the most.
Fun Fact: Their loud honking sounds are like no other and they are filled with personality and trust since they were raised by humans. They love to be petted! You can often find then waddling around with Allie and Pony Boy.
Fun Fact: They almost always stick together, and splashing in the baby pool is their favorite thing to do. They also just welcomed a baby gosling into their world!
Jazzy was rescued from a kill-truck by middle school teachers in 2018. When COVID came, this family had to make difficult decisions and at the same time LJ was building her dream of becoming a horse owner. It was fate for this sweet and sassy horse to come into LJ’s life. When she arrived at Bee Hugger Farm in May of 2020, she quickly became the queen of the pasture. Jazzy is a 10 year old quarter horse mare and LJ and her are growing and learning together in their journey of horse-riding and friendship.
Fun Fact: Jazzy loves apples, is wicked smart, and quite the princess.
Gaggles of Chickens
We have 21 Chickens from all over and of all ages. Many of them are rescue chickens that need a safe and happy home and a few have been raised since babies in LJ’s and Scott’s bathtub. There are a variety of colors, sizes, and temperaments and they are truly free ranging, walking every square inch of the Bee Hugger Farm. Don’t be alarmed, they get close to the road, but haven’t ever attempted to cross it yet.
Fun Fact: If you are wondering about the one with the interesting head and polka dotted feathers, she’s a guinea hen and her name is Screech.
Gaggles of Ducks
Ali is the white duck and has been here the longest of all the ducks as well as most of the animals on the farm. She was even here before LJ and Scott and was part of the original cast of animals when they bought the farm. Pony Boy is a Peckin from Wellington, CO.
Fun Fact: Their favorite place to be is in the pond, even on the coldest days.
Captain of Sweetness
Lobo is a 17 year old Shetland Pony, who joined the farm family in February 2020. He got his name because he had a best friend named Bo, and Lobo always sat underneath him, get it Lo...Bo! He is very gentle and so lovable. LJ and Scott joke that they wish they could bring him inside and let him sleep between them, because he's just that special! Children from all over Colorado love to come and visit Lobo, ride him, and grow carrots for him. Many think that he is their pony.
Fun fact: Lobo has one blue eye and one brown eye and loves the snow!
Romeo & Juliet
Romeo and Juliet are Nigerian pygmy goats. They were part of the farm when LJ and Scott bought it. Romeo thinks he’s the boss of the pen and always is the first to come get snacks from the Bee Hugger guests. If Rudy the sheep tries to get in his way, Romeo will butt heads with him although he is only a fifth of Rudy’s size. She prefers grain over hay and always enjoys a good carrot. You will find her asking for snacks at the end of the day, long after all the other animals are full. She also rocks a goatee. We now also welcome their two new babies, Webster Lee and Elliot Valentine!
Fun Fact: Are slowly still learning how to welcome their baby goats into the world, Webster Lee and Elliot Valentine.
Keeper of the Farm
Prince has been Farmer LJ's since 2009, so has been around to see it all. His nickname is Little Motor because once he gets on a roll he can out purr all the other cats out there. In the summer days he wanders the whole farm and has many favorite spots such as the barn, under the peacock house, and out in the sun along the pasture. But, year around, his absolute favorite place to be is sitting on top of Farmer LJ’s head while sleeping, or at least trying to.
Fun Fact: Prince used to play fetch before Gizmo was in the picture.
Daphne is the newest addition to the Bee Hugger Farm. She came from a small therapeutic farm in Estes Park back in October 2021. Her gift to the world is her outstanding loud bray. If you are lucky to hear it, it will stop you in your tracks and guarantee a smile. She is 5 years old and incredibly gentle and kind.
Fun Fact: Loves to get her butt scratched!
Rudy came to the Bee Hugger after his 4H project finished up in Berthoud. His project manager loved him so much that he decided to find him a happy home and the rest is history! He was a show lamb so has a knack for being in the spotlight and loves all the attention he gets from all the Bee Hugger visitors. He is lovable and sweet, and is also like an awkward teenager, with no body or spatial awareness, especially when it comes to getting to the food!
Fun fact: He was named after Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Pierre, Robert, Buttercup, Thelma, Louise and the Kiddos
Yes, it’s true. Peacocks love looking at themselves in the mirror and have multiple mirrors in their house at the far end of the pasture. We have 8 peacocks currently! The white one is a male named Buttercup, who got his name because we thought the sound he used to make sounded like he was saying, “buttercup.” The other two males are named Pierre and Robert (with a silent T!) They are named after the Philly WMMR radio hosts. Thelma and Louise are the two girls. The three kids are temporarily named Pat, Charlie, Jessie because they have not revealed their gender. They were born June 2021.
Fun fact: The male peacocks came from Gwen’s Greenhouse in Lyons, CO. Prior to retiring and moving away, Gwen lived down the road on Highland Drive from Scott, back when he lived in Lyons.
The Heart of the Farm
Farmer LJ originally hails from Philly, PA but has solo traveled the world and has called Colorado home for more than 20 years. She loves the farm life, spending time with the animals each morning bright and early, organizing logistics for all the farm events, and curating the whole dang farm magical experience. When she’s not wearing her Farmer LJ overalls, she directs the CLC, coaches other early childhood leaders, dances her heart out at a local show, or spends time with friends.
The Soul of the Farm
If you're looking for Scott, he's probably in the barn, fixing up an old tractor, VW, or really anything that needs fixing. He came to Colorado from Iowa back in '95 and had started the sunflower idea quite awhile ago, growing them on his previous farm in Lyons, and sometimes handing them out to people from the window of his VW van. He's the genius behind the honey as well, keeping bees and creating opportunities for pollinators wherever he goes.