Basically, we are a nursery

Every property we have owned has started with my imagination and instincts – where, how, when, with what, all in regards to the land, the buildings, and the addition of animals, plants, and the energy it all creates. It is a totally organic process in the fact that I let the property itself guide me….

Our Duck Eggs

So for me, my story, we started our duck egg business because my girlfriend gave me fifteen ducks as a house warming gift, surprise! That was that. I learned about raising ducks from the day my gifts arrived. And now here I am, staying up late at night and reading through my hatchery catalogs, new…

Excuses do not good training make

A puppy you chose stands before you, or sits, whatever. Between you and your puppy there needs to always be an agreement, not just your puppy agreeing to your human wants and needs, but rather an equal agreement. I tend to refer to it as the sweet spot in a relationship, where everything is understood,…

Protecting Eggs from Predatory Birds

We started our duck and quail egg program three years ago. Naively. Happy birds, lots of pasture, eat, be healthy, be free. Kind of. For our quail we did create a natural pasture habitat, we knew they would either fly away or be eaten within days without protection, they are pretty much the bottom of…

The Inconvenient Puppy

From the day that puppy hits the ground, there is work to be done, schedules that need to be changed, and sleep becomes a thing of the past. The Mama Dog, whether she has one or thirteen puppies, she is the sole source of nutrition and comfort for what are basically – furry, nursing, pooping,…

Off Leash, Goats, and Knees

I have been an advocate for hiking with dogs for almost three decades. I have also been that same advocate for trail etiquette with your dog in the back country. The best way to phrase it is, you are hiking with a predator and opportunistic scavenger in the back country, you have a responsibility to…

Living With An Intact Dog

When you bring your puppy home it is like a heart explosion of sorts, caring, nurturing, snuggling, getting to know each other, and maybe the last thing your thinking about is sexual maturity and all that that entails. But the reality is, puppies are merely a puppy for a blink in time, and as they…

The Adventures

Adventures are in the eye of the beholder. Whether it is caring for your puppy through the night, learning how to DIY raw feed your dog, or hitting the backroads of places unknown to you, adventures are adventures, big or small. Walking your dog from the front door to the car can be a big…

My Story

The when of death is not in our hands, it is unknown to us, but all the same unalterable. Story lived a spectacular life, and died on his own terms, on the farm I had promised him many years ago. From the day he came home to us until the moment of his death, and…

DUE DILIGENCE

If something does not feel right, it isn’t. If something feels off, it is. If something is making you feel uneasy, there is a reason, and you should not ignore this feeling, you should find out why. This is where investigating and researching come in, and is referred to as due diligence, meaning, do your…