The Lubbock area of west Texas is a winter haven for Canadian Geese. There are several ponds of water in the surrounding area and the geese love them. They are plainly visible in the morning flying in the "V" formation to the surrounding fields where they scrounge for grain. Sometimes, as they fly back to the ponds in the evening, they are so low we not only hear their honking, but … [Read more...] about Canadian Geese
Because of more problems with our internet, I was unable to post the introduction to Bob and Monty when I originally wrote them last week. I debated as to whether or not to post them as written. If you read them, you will remember that several of the pictures included Squiggles, our red and white Pembroke Welsh corgi. It is with great sadness that I write - Squiggles is no longer with us. While … [Read more...] about A Sad Day
We have another new family member. A cat. Monty - short for Montepulciano - one of the Italian red grape varieties that we grow. His mother was Siamese. From the looks of Monty, his father may have been Persian.That would make him a Himalayan. I am a dog person NOT and I repeat, NOT a cat person. … [Read more...] about Monty
Most everyone has heard of boomerang children - but - a boomerang dog? Well, we have one! Meet Bob, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Bob was on of Sophie and Scruggs' puppies and is 2 years old.He belonged to our second oldest son and lived in El Paso. Since our son's was finding it difficult to spend time with Bob - between girlfriend and work (mostly girlfriend, I think!) - Bob has now come back to … [Read more...] about Boomerang Dog?
There are many benefits to having a family cow, among them being, the abundance of fresh milk and homemade cheese. Buttercup does require work, but I think everyone in the family (whether or not they admit it) agrees that the milk is worth it. In fact, we miss it when she is dried off (the period of time we stop milking so she has a rest) in preparation for calving. Our milking schedule for … [Read more...] about Morning Milking
I have blogged several times about our Pembroke Welsh corgis, Sophie and Scruggs and their puppies. They have been family members for 8 years now. I also described the ordeal when Sophie tangled, about a year ago, with a coyote and her recovery. That, along with the loss of a litter of puppies a couple of months ago, really aged her. Unfortunately, Sophie began to be unappreciative of the … [Read more...] about A One Dog Family