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Tonie and the Donkeys

Tonie and the Donkeys

HOURS :THURS-SUN 10-4

TOLLEN FARM

11681 s.w. TOOZE ROAD

WILSONVILLE, OREGON 97070

503-682-1604

Thursday, December 10, 2009

TINKER BELL GETS READY FOR CHRISTMAS!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS

WE ARE OPEN
EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
10 AM TO 4 PM
DEC. 10 THROUGH DEC.20TH
JUST GIVE US A "JINGLE" IF YOU NEED TO STOP
BY AT ANY OTHER TIME TO DO ANY LAST
MINUTE GIFT BUYING

Thursday, November 19, 2009

FOLLOW THE RED & WHITE SIGNS

FAVORITE 5 COUNTRY FARMS

4 th ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOUR BEGINS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27th AT 10 AM!
Visit 5 farms in the Wilsonville-Sherwood area and have a wonderful day!
Every farm has something different to offer in the way of Holiday gifts, and greens.
Find the perfect Christmas tree at Rolling Rock farm,
get a fresh holly bough and a hand woven scarf at Monte Bella Ranch,
add some sparkel to your life with jewelry from Pure Pizazz,
check out the clothing made from the fibres of Alpacas at Elan',
and buy a unique gift at Tollen Farm.
Enjoy watching the friendly farm animals,
have a cup of cider and a cookie or two.
Make new family memories.
Follow the red and white Favorite 5 signs.
Friday thru Sunday from 10 to 4
The last day of the Tour is December 13.

Tollen Farm will be open
Friday November 27th until Sunday December 20th
10 to 4 Thurs thru Sunday for your Christmas Shopping.
You are sure to find some great gifts here!

Friday, October 16, 2009

TEN TOP THINGS HAPPENING ON THE FARM NOW

1. Our newest baby donkey. She was born on September 27th.
We have not thought of the right name for her yet!
2. New Horse inspired metal garden pieces. Since the arrival
of the 4 rescue Arabian Mares last fall we have added
some interesting items to our shop. We are beginning to
collect cowboy and girl boots and we have an old calvery saddle on hand as well.
3. Sheep Shearing Day was last Sunday. It was the first time
that our llama, Jomocha Almond Fudge got shorn. She was a trooper!
4. The Horse Barn addition. Now we hope to be able to keep all 4 horses dry
this winter in the barn.
5. Lovely wool fleeces for sale from our flock.
6. Favorite 5 Country Farms Holiday Tour is just around the corner.
Mark your calendar for November 28. Go to the blogspot for all the information
This is year number 5 for this great family event. You will find a link
for Favorite 5 Country Farms on this site.
7. Comanche Moon is now a year old. He is our little spotted jack sired by
Cowboy. He is for sale and is a cutie!
8. LEAVES LEAVES LEAVES are falling! This not one of our favorite things as it
is impossible to keep them all raked up!
9. Fall Apples and Hazelnuts are falling off the trees in the orchard
10. The Squirrels are busy gathering all the nuts for winter dinners.

Friday, July 31, 2009

ANTIQUES&ART&AGRICULTURE

AUGUST 15 AND 16
SAVE THESE DATES!
PLAN TO COME OUT AND TAKE THE TOUR
FAVORITE 5 COUNTRY FARMS IS AGAIN PUTTING ON A HUGE SUMMER EVENT
WE PARTNER WITH THE LOCAL WILSONVILLE FOOD BANK TO HELP OUR
NEIGHBORS.
ANTIQUES&ART&AGRICULTURE
IS A TOUR OF 4 FARMS.
EACH LOCATION WILLL HAVE DIFFERENT THINGS TO SEE AND ENJOY.
YOU CAN WATCH A HORSE SHOW, FEED THE GOATS , DONKEYS, HORSES, AND SHEEP, BUY ART, TASTE WINE, EAT FOOD, WATCH A SPINNING OR WEAVING DEMONSTRATION, CAPTURE THE DAY IN PHOTOGRAPHS, MAKE NEW FAMILY MEMORIES, FIND AN ANTIQUE TREASURE FOR YOUR YARD OR HOME, PICK OUT A BEAUTIFUL WOVEN GARMENT, SHARE THE FUN WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, AND MEET THE FARM OWNERS.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!

SIGN UP NOW
CALL TODAY

CALL: TONIE @ the farm 503-682-1604
TICKETS are $20.00 each or two for $30.00
Make your checks out to:Clackamas Co. Child Advocate's Building Fund
send them to:
Tollen Farm
11681 S W Tooze Road
Wilsonville, Or. 97070
visa also accepted in person when you purchase tickets at the door for $15.00 each
DON'T MISS THIS BENEFIT PARTY FOR CASA building fund
JUNE 20TH
4 PM TO 8 PM
TOLLEN FARM HOSTS:

LEW JONES ON THE GUITAR
TERRA VINA WINES ( $1.00 per taste )
Listen to the acoustical guitar music, taste the wine, pet the horses and donkeys, wander through the shops full of home and garden decor treasures, and enjoy the cheese, bread and salads provided by the farm for your pleasure.

Join us in the garden for a late afternoon and early evening SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION to benefit Clackamas County CASA's building fund.

Monday, May 4, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

WE HAVE OODLES OF GREAT GIFTS FOR MOM FOR MOTHER'S DAY!
COME ON OUT AND VISIT THE FARM SOON.
THE 4 RESCUED ARABIAN MARES ARE GETTING FAT ON THE SPRING GRASS
THE LAMBS ARE ENJOYING THE SUNNY DAYS OUT IN THE FIELDS
DONKEYS ARE BRAYING AT EACH OTHER TO SAY HELLO!
DOLLY AND BABY ARE ANXIOUS TO GREET EVERYONE
SPRING IS SO PRETTY HERE
DON'T MISS IT!
ANOTHER REMINDER!

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE 3RD ANNUAL
DONKEY BIRTHDAY PARTY
MAY 15TH AND 16TH FROM 10 TO 4
Join Emma,Smoochie, Commanche Moon,
and our newest little one, Chocolate Delight
for carrot cake, balloons, and lemonade
A dollar donation would be appreciated to help
buy carrots for all the animals!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

OPENING WEEKEND APRIL 9-10-11-12


CELEBRATE SPRING

JOIN US AT THE FARM FOR OUR

OPENING WEEKEND

The latest news is that we had a" surprise" little baby donkey bornWed. evening! Chocolate Delight presented us with a darlinglittle jennet . She will not be on view this weekend as the weatherlooks a bit wet. Mom and baby are doing fine and will be keptby themselves for a few days to get well acquainted without anyof the other female donkeys trying to steal her away from her mom! Yes, they do try that once in a while!The new baby's name is "Chocolate Surprise".

Friday, April 3, 2009


FAVORITE 5 COUNTRY FARMS

4TH ANNUAL SPRING TOUR


APRIL 3, 4,5

HOURS 10 TO 4

DON'T MISS IT!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

THE NEXT SIGN OF SPRING ON THE FARM!

So far we have 7 new little lambs " on the ground". That means all of them arrived safely and are doing fine. A pair of twin ewe lambs were the first to arrive. Their mother's name is "Noisy", as she is constantly talking! The lambs are very cute. One is named Dot and the other one is Gracie.
The next to arrive was a big fella by the name of Peter. He was BIG! His momma did not have room to carry twins! At birth, he was one and a half times as big as one of the twin girls.
The third ewe to lamb had a pair of twin boys. Just for fun, we are calling them Target and Bulls Eye because of their markings.
Our Lincoln ewe had one very pretty , all white, little ewe. She has already been sold to a friend but she will live here. He has not seen her yet and therefore she does not have a name. I call her Camella.
Number seven is also a big boy. He had to be pulled, as did the twin rams. He was "stuck".
That means his head and 2 front feet were all trying to arrive at the same moment! The legs are bent at the "elbow" and make it very hard to push that baby out! Pulling each leg out straight, one at a time, then gives the mom a better chance of pushing that baby out. He does not have a name yet. He is not as large as Peter, but a close second.
There are still 2 ewes who have not lambed. I expect that the lambs will be here any day.
Both of the ewes will be happy to have their babies born and we will be glad to see them arrive.
We are always relieved when everybody arrives safely and is healthy.
Our new Romney ram did a great job . These lambs were up nursing in minutes and all of them are leaping and jumping around like little jumping beans. You can see them for yourself when you visit the farm.

Friday, March 6, 2009

SPRING OPENING!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The farm opens this year on Friday, April 3rd.
Join us to welcome the new season!
It is the week before Easter and we will have lots of wonderful
Easter gifts.
Easter baskets filled with bulbs
Easter candy treats
Easter Bunnies,(MAYBE)
Little Lambs to see out in the field
New Linens for the table
Thousands of unique Home & Garden Items

On Friday, APRIL 3rd, 4th, and 5th, we join the ;
Favorite 5 Country Farms Spring Tour
Come to the farm and we will give you a map and flyer that will show you how to get to 3 other locations you can visit on an easy 8 mile Country loop drive. Meet the owners of these farms .
You can visit favorite5countryfarms.blogspot.com for all the details!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

HOW TIME FLIES!
It seems like the snow lasted FOREVER, but since it has melted, it seems like the days are flying by!
Here at the farm, the sheep are getting heavier carrying their lambs and probably can't wait to have those babies! The lambs are due to begin arriving about the second and third week of March. It is always a busy time NIGHT and DAY around here during lambing season. As far as the ewes are concerned, the nights are just as likely to be the "right" time to have their babies as the day time. All nighters' are not uncommon in the barn. Any volunteers for that shift?!
Most of the ewes have twins. Since a ewe, ( the mom sheep), is naturally built to handle two offspring that usually works out great. However, triplets do occur sometimes and that can create a shortage of a ready milk supply for the little ones. When a ewe has 3 lambs, we sometimes need to mix up some milk re placer and bottle feed a baby.
The moms are given plenty to eat and are always penned up with their babies in pens called "jugs" for about 4 days. This gives everyone time to bond and lets us take care of any medical needs the lambs may have . At the same time, we can see how well the lambs are doing too.
Ewes can count! If a momma is missing a baby she will call it until it comes to her. At first, moms and babies recognize each other by smell and sound .
We are mindful of the weather and do not put young lambs out in the rain. Sunny mild days will find the whole flock out in the pasture. Rainy days mean that everyone is in the barn. After the lambs are about a month old, they can be outside any time.
Spring is coming and there is no better way to announce it than to watch a bunch of new lams frolic in the field!
It is a time of new beginnings. We invite you to join us here on the farm to watch it bloom. The lambs, daffodils, apple trees, the 35 year old wisteria, nut trees and other fruit trees, roses,
little donkeys, horses, and a myriad of garden and home decor treasures. Come find something to take with you to give you a feeling of renewal in your own home and garden.

TRIPLETS !

TRIPLETS !
Here are the new lambs enjoying the grass!