We spent a lot of time last night bringing the cows home from their winter corn stalks and getting hay bales set out for them. Why? Because of winter storm “Kayla”, which was predicted to bring 8-12″ of snow along with 40 mph winds to our little corner of the world. Livestock can handle harsh weather … More Blizzard February 2, 2016
Farm dogs are always on duty. At least, our farm dog thinks she is. One day, after a layer of new snow, I looked out the window over the backyard. This panorama (click to make it larger) shows the enthusiasm our loyal puppy has for protecting her family against…well, I’m not sure what. Below is my best … More What Does a Farm Dog Do All Day?
Almost two years ago, we adopted a puppy from an unexpected litter produced by our neighbor’s dog. When we went over to pick ours, one was aggressive and growly, compared to a bunch of other sweet, mellow fuzz balls. I saw that attitude and had visions of a useful, cattle-herding dog and fierce protector for our … More How to Train a Useless Ranch Dog
Earlier this winter, our puppy caught sight of a nature show hubby was watching on TV. When the wolves appeared, she got very agitated. At the end of the video when she runs off the deck, she ran around to the far side of the house in an attempt to find those creatures that were … More Photo Friday March 15, 2013 “Puppy Watching TV”
Time to catch up on a few things around the ranch… Blizzard Fail. In my post a few days ago “Getting Ready for the Snowstorm“, I talked about the lengthy checklist in getting ready for the weather system that was predicted to dump 12-20″ of white stuff on us. Well, the ‘great’ storm has come and … More Random Updates: Stinky Puppy, Blizzard Fail, and Brilliant Garden Idea Number 1 for 2013
A week ago, we adopted a puppy to replace our old dog who passed away. I was nervous about having a puppy, but she has been exceptionally good…so far. Read below to check out what she thinks of her new home. Monday 4 p.m. Playing with Mom and sister. A strange car drives up and … More Diary of a Farm Puppy
Not every cat is your enemy and not every human is your friend. Nothing should stay buried. Chasing chickens is all fun and games….until the rooster gets mad. Always act happy to see someone (you never know who has treats in their pockets). There is nothing better than an evening run down a quiet gravel … More All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from a Farm Dog