It’s a TONGUE thing …

If you are into canine body language than you are one of those persons on this planet that is hyper aware of how a dog uses their tongue. A student of the tongue more or less. It is one of the first overt body language signals a new dog trainer learns to observe, in social…

the greedy gardener… that would be me!

I put my seeds in the ground in early spring (which is late April where I live). I had little polite seedlings pop up a few weeks later. We covered them with our makeshift portable greenhouse domes. They grew little by little. They were sweet and tiny. So, seeing that I had more space, I…

sometimes, it’s best to be barefoot and move the hoses yourself

I have a 1/4 acre garden. Not ginormous by any means, but not small either. When you consider that this garden feeds my entire family of four humans for 6 months out of the year, it kind of puts things into perspective though. Small but serious gardeners. We have been ‘bio dynamic’ gardeners for over…

Rhumb Line is ONE YEAR OLD!

Rhumb Line – An arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle. One of the three lines that can be drawn between any two points on the earths surface. All 32 points on the compass. The quickest way home. My Rhumb Line!!! I know that dogs always grow into their names, but this…

The Sexy Beast!

Rhumb is full on sexy now. She is completely reveling in her maturity, her hormones, her sexy looks, her scent, and the new found attention from other dogs. She has not one reservation or hang up about her actions at home or in public. Randy behavior for sure. She is 100% unapologetic. She is our…

The Office – part 2

THE OFFICE – part 2 First day on the job answering phones and Rhumb started to ‘prank puppy answer’ callers and then hang up, thinking they would call back for more. “who’s your daddy, bet ya don’t know? “yappy new year, shhhh be quiet!” “happy bone day to you…” “yapster dot com, sing me a…

A Midwinters Day Dream

Sometimes you just need to get out, go for a walk, breathe clean perfect air, and appreciate the silence. And sometimes you need to do it all together, with the ones you love. Me, my dogs and children have been working pretty steadily on designing and testing matches for our World Treibball League, re-writing curriculum for our puppy…

Herding Lightening, Rhumb off leash

Today the sky was open, clear, and blue bird perfect, the snow was deep, lots of wind drifted mounds, and 400 acres of open space. I had a hard time finding a place to park, it was either in the middle of a country road, blocking any cars, if any, that were going to come…

here there be dragons …

Before we made the earth round, when the earth was still flat, and you could fall off the edge if you weren’t careful, cartographers put dragons at the edge of maps to represent the unknown territories, ‘here there be dragons’, or ‘HIC SVNT DRACONES’. Ancient map makers must have been the Rock Stars of ‘the day’,…

Merry Happy Christmas Solstice TO YOU ALL!

I just wanted to make sure to send out good wishes, kind thoughts, and happy greetings to all of you!!! Life is life is life, and we enjoy living every day of it. This is our favorite season for many reasons. The darkness that is only lit by star light, a time of quiet reflection, my family in my…