A Day Out for the Chickens

Here are some photos from the chickens’ first day outside. Of course Pepper brought the mealworms. These helped make the transition a smooth one. I think the chickens would go just about anywhere if mealworms were involved. The cats squeezed out the basement door when we…

The New Microsoft “Fetch” App

Cold temperatures keeping you indoors? Looking for something fun to do at home? Do what we did this evening and test drive Microsoft’s new “Fetch” App. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s pretty darn entertaining. So, here’s how it works. You take a photo of…

Getting the Dogs In

The snow, while beautiful, has brought new challenges with the dogs. Simply put, they don’t want to come back inside. Well – no, not all of them. Manny is pretty good about coming back in. Even though he thoroughly enjoys the snow, he likes…

Snow Day

We woke up to snow today. Snow on the ground, snow in the sky. Snow that continued to fall well into the afternoon. Schools closed, traffic slowed, and, for a while, at least, the world was very, very quiet. One of the first things…

Advice From the Dogs

At first, I planned to plunge right into Christmas. I was on a roll. I didn’t want to lose momentum. I was looking up fruitcake recipes the moment the Thanksgiving dishes were done. However, better sense prevailed. Perhaps a bit of a pause was in order….