Wicked Walk 8-September-17

Highly ambitious, I set out with a goal of walking 5 miles this bright, blue September morning.  A goal I reached in about an hours time.  I could go faster, but then I’d miss all the lovies along the way! Here is what I saw. I guess all my lamenting over lack of mushrooms a…

Wicked Walk 8/18/2016

I’ve walked mostly without my camera these days, mainly due to the fact I have no internet but also because I’ve been trying to actually walk for fitness and that doesn’t really work out when you stop every 3 feet to photograph a mushroom, dragonfly or miscellaneous leaf.  However, today was different.  I wanted you to…

Wicked Walk 5/3/2016

Due to recent events beyond my control, I find myself a little heavy-hearted.  Frustrated.  Irritated.  And a host of other words, most of which are unpleasant. Yet, there are these. Pictures from my walk on Tuesday with Addie, a motley dog and an enormous amount of water. And these, these are good.  So rather than…

Customer Service

As you probably know I spent 13 years in retail, 11 of those at a feed store and most days behind a sales counter.  I was the face of the feed store and customer service was my main objective.  There is an art to good customer service and it, like so many arts, is being…

Bullmastiff vs Cream Brabanter

Chicken keeping has been, and always will be, laced with tragedy.  Yesterday I turned my darlings out on the way to the deer stand so they could scratch about for a couple of hours before bedtime.  As I sat nestled in my tree I could hear our neighbors shouting at their dogs, nothing out of…

Run, Chicken, Run!

Trees had over-taken my otherwise plush yard, leaving lovely shaded patterns all about, feeding underneath them was a herd of deer.  As they peacefully munched the young foliage my chickens pecked among them, eagerly pursuing fresh tidbits of their own.  Suddenly a large dog runs in, scattering the flock, frightening the deer and attacking Randy,…