Protecting Our Natural Spaces to Save Ourselves

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes So, here’s an idea for dealing with ways to protect our natural resources. And, just to be clear, I am talking about wild spaces, as opposed to taking trees, or the extraction of oil and gas, or any other minerals … Continue reading

On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 5

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes   Once we knew we would not be able to keep Rubic, we started looking for a replacement. This is one of the many many places where having a reputable, caring breeder comes in handy. Not only did Rubic’s breeder … Continue reading

On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 4

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Arrow grew into the absolute most trustworthy guardian any human could ever hope to ask for. He steadfastly REFUSED to harm ANYTHING (that didn’t belong on our property**).   WARNING: This is not a fun part of the story, but … Continue reading

On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 3

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Just so you know, at the time of this writing, Arrow is still with us, but he’s been slowing down for some time, and is now definitely showing his age. On our farm, we have a number of animals who … Continue reading

On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 2

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m the one on our farm who has primary responsibility for all the lives that exist on that farm. I’m the one who makes almost all of the life and death decisions on our small farm, even though I’m not … Continue reading

On Grief And Farming (A.K.A. Me and My Arrow) Pt. 1

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute On a farm, we often have to cope with grief while the object of our grief is still here. We are far from unique in this. Lots of people are forced to deal with this when they find out their … Continue reading

Why do eggs have so many shapes?

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes A massive new study finds that how much a bird flies influences how their egg rolls OK. Great webpage, design-wise. BUT, I have TWO problems with the science. Yes, yes, I don’t have degrees in ornithology. OTOH I *DO* have … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Predator Friendly Ranching …: Puppy talk and how it relates to LGD

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a very well-written post. The advice applies to other breeds besides livestock guardians too! Source: Predator Friendly Ranching …: Puppy talk and how it relates to LGD Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading