More Snow…and Sledding with a Chicken

First Day of Spring! And, wouldn’t you know it, there’s still snow on the ground. A lot of snow. Typical New England. Things were kind of drippy and melty at the beginning of the week. My rock wall took on a new, slick beauty… and…

Dogs Don’t Like Lentils…and a Crocheted Turkey

The week started with my dinner plans being scuttled by Manny. He found the Italian Lentil Soup mix I’d set out on the counter, dragged it up to our bed and disembowled it. Most disturbing – he didn’t even bother to eat it. This is…

The Little Stone Bulldog

A house on our dog-walk route has recently added a small, stone bulldog statue to its front yard. It sits near the home’s front walk, underneath a tree. Kipper spotted it the other day. As soon as he saw it, he tensed and began whining. He didn’t…

Strange Bedfellows

“We want to hear more about Mr. Wa,” people say. “Why don’t you write more about Mr. Wa?” I’ll tell you why I don’t write more about Mr. Wa. It’s because Mr. Wa sleeps. All the time. That’s all I ever see him doing. Granted,…

Chickens with a Side of Dog

It’s the sweetest little scene. Just a girl and her chickens… …and her dogs. Those dogs! They’re fascinated by the chickens. At the time we took this photo, we were letting the chickens walk around freely behind their fence – despite the dogs. Since then,…