Thursday, June 18, 2015

The view

Do you remember the view (actually lack of) that we had from the kitchen window over the winter?  The snow drift made it very difficult to see anything.

Trail and Arthur

Since the snow has melted, the view has improved.

Bill and Trail were focused on something.

Even Arthur wanted a closer look.

What was so interesting outside the kitchen window?

These critters.

Yes, that is our view from the kitchen window.  They aren't our cows and horses (behind the fence) but we all enjoy watching them.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Female or a chick?

I have been trying to convince Brook that she is a female not a chick.  She got it into her head that she could be a chick.  No, not a supermodel type chick, this type of chick:

When the "girls" arrived, I also brought in a 50 pound of chick starter feed which I left on the back step to transfer into buckets.  Dogs won't eat chick feed.  Right?  Wrong!  Sorry, no pictures but Brook dragged the bag down the steps, ripped a hole in it and started eating.  Why?  Who knows.

So, I've been telling Brook that she is a female not a chick!  it really isn't working.  There is something in the feed that all the dogs like the taste of.  The spilled food on the grass attracted all of them until it was finally gone.  

Now the food is safely in buckets, the chicks are in their brooder in the barn and the barn cats only glance at them.  A few months from now we'll be having fresh eggs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Getting warm

Summer is just around the corner, at least according to the calendar. The weather here hasn't been too bad, a few warm days and then a few cool ones.  But, at least it has been warm enough for it to be an ice cube day!


On another note, we are keeping our fingers and paws crossed for our girl Molly because she has a family interested in her.  


As I have said previously, it isn't that we don't want Molly, she isn't what we want.  She is healthy, can see and can hear.  She is highly adoptable.  There hasn't been any big adoption push, just if the right home comes along.  We'll keep you posted.

Thursday, June 04, 2015


With a pack of dogs, there are always various beds and cozy spots to sleep.  One of the favourite spots is the large orthopedic dog bed.  Unfortunately, this bed has been chewed on the one corner.  Still a cozy spot though.  For the sleep that only the innocent can achieve.

Trail truly is innocent.  It was actually Callie that (literally) ripped into the bed one day when she was upset with noises from outside.