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A Dog's Life

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Fairy Roots

When I was twenty-five my grandmother - who was born in 1896 - died. She lived her final year in a fog. She had conversations with...

Wool Dogs

This week we had a number of Alaskan Huskies at the doggie daycare. They are fantastically vocal. There was an Alaskan Husky on the old...

The Marshall Fire

This past week there was a fire here in Boulder County. The Marshall fire, which turned out to be the most destructive (in terms of...

Goodbye, Geese!

I got a ton of email after last week’s blog post. I got email from a family who had had a beloved dog-wolf hybrid. I got an email from...

Wolves and a Jail Break

The last time I had a job where you just showed up and did what you were told was, I think, in 1978. Since then I’ve been a pianist, a...

Beagling!

Thanksgiving at the Doggie Day Care - what a crazy time! We were full to capacity - for the first time ever at this facility. We did so...

St. John's and the Dukes

Some days, when I’m at work in one of our “big dog” yards, fully half of the dogs in my care are Labrador retrievers. They have been the...

The Saint Bernard Episode

At my doggie day care job we all have to wear a uniform: a bright red t-shirt with blue or black jeans. On my very first day of work it...

Farewell, Goat Farm

This is the final episode of The Goat Life. My niece and I have bought a house in Longmont, Colorado, and will be moving in two weeks. ...

Everybody Poops

For the first time since the beginning of March we only have six goats in the milkers’ pen. Mothra, Lezlie, Lulou, Bella, Rosa, and...

Off on Their Adventure

The Monsoon has returned to New Mexico. Last year I was flabbergasted to learn that New Mexico has a monsoon. According to weather.gov,...

Goat Song

So many things have happened on our farm! A friend from California came to trade goats with us. This is mainly to increase genetic...

Goat Tattoos

This week we tattooed the first two goats of the summer. Tattooing is required by the USDA. They use it for identification purposes,...

We Have a Peep!

We have a new hatchling this week! One morning when Jan opened the door of the feral cat shelter (where one of our broody hens had been...

Shade Cloths and Figs

Here’s another photo from my photography class: It’s Polly in the foreground, with Ocean behind her. (And parts of other goats). I like...

 

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