Milking machine

Recently, I came close to buying a milking machine.  I am so glad I came to my senses and decided to continue to do it the old-fashioned way.  How stupid is that when I am more than capable of milking without electricity

Homemade fly spray

I finally finished a batch of homemade fly spray.  I soaked calendula blossoms in apple cider vinegar for several weeks, drained the vinegar off and to that I added numerous insect-repellent essential oils such as cedar, lavender, lemon and rose geranium.  I’ll


One of these days, I’m going to remember to stick my camera in my pocket when I go outside to take care of the animals.  I miss wonderful shots.  For example, this morning I positioned Gel at the opening of the gate

Bloody, freaking hot …

Oh it’s bad here!  90 plus degrees with humidity.  Lovely, huh?  On Saturday we did our regular errands in the morning, then packed up the ATV, lawnmower, a cooler full of Jersey steaks, the puppies and Gel and headed to Wally’s sister’s

Puppies, puppies, puppies

They are all doing well and settling into their new homes. We’ve decided to keep Kishi and find Mica a home.  Bringing up two litter mates is never a good idea.  I would really have preferred to keep a male puppy, but

Digging Garden Beds

Yesterday Cheri and I worked on another bed and as you can see, we had lots of help: It was great to see Fern again.  She looks wonderful and seems very happy.  It’s a blessing to get a dog into such a

So far, so good

I’ve checked in with the families that got the two families on Saturday and have received nothing but glowing reports.  Unfortunately, the family that took the female puppy whom they named Bella have already got the “why are you vaccinating, spaying, medicating,