Xander and His Babies
Xander is my Hundred-Pound Marshmallow, a Great Pyrenees/Something-Probably-Labbish mix. He’s a gentle giant with people and small baby things.
Baby chicks especially.
It was love at first sight of those tiny balls of fluff. His ginormous heart melted.
Wild Wednesday – Spring Chickens
Brrrr! It’s the depths of winter. We haven’t had snow yet in Seattle, but we have had cold, fog, and the ever-present rain. My garden is sleeping, buried in a warm bed of straw. It’s dark, cold and wet. But it won’t be for long. I’m already planning which seeds I’ll be starting early indoors; […]
Wild Wednesday – What I Did This Summer
For those of you with offspring, do they still have kids write the obligatory essay on summertime activities in school? I thought I’d give you a little reminder of summer if, like me, fall has closed you in with clouds and rain. Instead of being in front of a computer, this is where I spent […]
Wild Wednesday – Taming The Wild Garden
A gardener’s work is never done, but even if you let things slide you can still reclaim what you’ve neglected. I certainly neglected a corner of my garden. It looked awful; scruffy and overgrown with weeds and grass. See how long and luxurious that grass is back behind my grape and trellis? Now picture that […]
Wild Wednesday – How To Raise Chickens In The City
What You Need To Raise Chickens At work, I am affectionately (I think!) known as the Crazy Chicken Lady. Not many people raise their own meat and egg-producers, and as someone pointed out, “You know, they sell eggs and chicken at the grocery store, you don’t need to go to all this work.” […]
Welcome To Wild Wednesday
Usually on Wednesday I post dog-training articles. Lately though I’ve been including posts on my growing chickens and spring gardening and I’ve been considering including some of my animal training stories from my zoo days. The dog-training themed Wednesday posts needed some expansion, and thus the inspiration for Wild Wednesday. If it’s about animals, animal […]
I’ve been busy NOT writing. At first, I was stressing, because I wasn’t doing it ALL! You know, 10 pages a day on the WIP, blogging multiple times a week, social media socializing, AND raising a bunch of baby chickens, getting my garden started, plus that little day job and keeping the house running, keeping […]
It’s So Good To Be Back!
Yeah, remember that song, Sister Golden Hair by America? I always loved this line: “I’ve been one poor correspondent, and I’ve been too, too hard to find, but it doesn’t mean you ain’t been on my mind.” As the song says, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about all of you out there, blog […]
For Love of Little Chickens
Wednesday is usually dog-training day, but I’m expanding the topic to include raising backyard chickens. Eventually I’ll add in some of my zoo animal stories as well. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of dog-training tips and advice coming! Monday I ordered my new crop of chickens! I’m so excited! Before, I’ve always tacked my chicken […]