Mr. Ed’s Dogs : Ruffing it on the farm 3

Mr. Ed's Dogs : Ruffing it on the farm
This is Winston, senior dog of the farm. Born in 2007, he came from my sister Gloria. His mother Lucy was a collie, his father Sam was a border collie. What he lacks in border collie intensity, he makes up with loyalty. He likes to play fetch but won’t give the ball back. He greets ...

Meet Mr. Ed’s horses 1

Meet Mr. Ed's horses
Here are some new pictures of Mr. Ed’s horses . This is Sam. He is a Spotted Draft Horse. Big, handsome with a great personality and work ethic. Sam’s sister Sue is all white. This is “Sweetie”. A little brown mare, she is the newest member of the herd. My friend DJ calls her “Tootsie” ...

FIRE!

FIRE!
It was a long time ago. I was at the age when I liked to help but was probably more in the way than helpful. I was there. I remember it in vivid detail. The fear I felt still gripes me when I think about it today, just as it did back that night in ...

The burdens of brotherhood 1

The burdens of brotherhood
Growing up in a big farm family involves growing through stages. For example, clothing is handed down from older to younger. Theoretically the oldest boy or girl is the luckiest because they get to be first time wearers. I don’t know if that was true in our family as clothing often came from the older ...

Oopsy-daisy 1

Oopsy-daisy
March snow storms are memorable. Just when you think spring is here, Mother Nature snaps you back to reality. Either that or it is just part of the state hockey tournament tradition. Watching the snow swirl around outside this morning reminds me of the March morning that tipped my world upside down and left me ...

Do sheep need amusement too? 1

Do sheep need amusement too?
Males, in the world of livestock, fall into two categories, lucky or unlucky. Without going into great detail, farmers don’t need a one to one ratio of male to female animals to raise more animals. One rooster can enable many hens to produce eggs which can be hatched into new chickens. One good bull is ...