Puppy names

Since the puppies were born on Earth Day.  I wanted to give them Earth-related names.  I’ve settled on the following names: Mica which is derived from the Latin word micare, meaning “to glitter”; Delphin is of Greek origin, and its meaning is

Red Thread

I came across this Chinese Proverb today: “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break.” How true … Wally and I often

Crisis averted!

Yesterday, I picked up a tube of Fastrack Jump Start gel to try to get Gwen eating better. Jump Start is a source of live (viable) naturally-occurring microorganisms; a source of protease which can hydrolyze proteins and a source of amylase which


I hate not knowing if I’m doing the right thing or not.  I hate the learning curve involved with learning how to take care of a different animal. I think I might have overfed Gwen two days ago and now she’s not

Grain, revisited …

When I picked up Gwen, the owner of the dairy told me that I should be feeding her about 25 pounds of grain a day.  Wally had to pick my jaw up from the ground when he said that.  I suppose if

Milking a cow …

is a whole lot harder than milking a goat!  Our cow, Guinevere, has been nothing but patient.  It’s a good thing.  It only took me about a hour to milk her Sunday morning.  Sunday evening was much better.  This morning was a