Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Favorite Seed Catalogs

Yes it's that time of year! Lately, I find my mind wandering to spring planting of the kitchen garden, my mouth watering at the thought of the many heirloom vegetables to come. Of course, the seed catalogs arriving in the mail each week only encourage such dreaming and scheming! This list is the companies I [...]

By |2015-01-28T12:53:44-07:00January 28th, 2015|Gardening, Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Nice Dog Quote

Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence. They wake us, greet us, protect us and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs. -- Paul [...]

By |2015-01-24T12:46:09-07:00January 24th, 2015|English Shepherds|0 Comments

Useful Dew Claws

Just today I came across a link to a wonderful video showing yet another use dogs have for the fifth digit on their front legs, also known as dew claws. It shows working Retrievers using them to climb out of frozen ponds. We already witness how useful they are for grabbing earth while herding and [...]

By |2015-01-24T12:37:58-07:00January 24th, 2015|English Shepherds, Puppies|0 Comments

Great Expectations

We are expecting a litter of English Shepherds! The parents are Fahey and Ailagh. Due date is March 22nd. Puppies will be ready for their new homes in June. Colors will be Black & White, Black & Tan, and Tricolor. If you would like to be considered as a prospective puppy home, please contact us [...]

By |2015-01-24T12:09:01-07:00January 23rd, 2015|English Shepherds, Puppies|0 Comments

The Book Shelf

"Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning..." - The Farmers and Gardeners of Terre Vivante This is a wonderful book of fruit and vegetable preservation secrets collected from readers of the French organic gardening magazine Les Quatres Saisons du Jardinage (Four Season Gardening). The methods described date back literally hundreds of years, but are still in [...]