Sharon Moorhead and Roger Fiddler, owners of Winston, an 11-year-old emu, will be introducing Winston to visitors at Grandpa’s Cellar, 2360 Cable Road in Camino. People will be able to pet Winston and learn about this unusual animal.
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Emus grow to be about 120 to 180 pounds with a life expectancy of 35 to 70 years. Emus can run as fast as 30 to 40 mph. They are the second largest bird in the world and are flightless but very good jumpers.
Winston is a delight to watch. One of her tricks includes untieing shoelaces.
Winston was hatched at the Bedrock Emu Works in Placerville. She has been raised as a pet and can be found at Grandpa’s Cellar on weekends in October.
Visitors can see and feel emu leather, feathers, eggs and emu oil. The visitors will find Fiddler walking Winston around the orchard and answering questions about emus.
Winston travels by horse trailer to schools and farmers markets to educate people about the value of emu products, such as oils and meats.
For more information call Pat at 530-647-6212 or drop by between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends in October to meet this very interesting bird.