How to Keep Pets Safe During Storms and Fireworks

There are only two things Fuzzy hates, thunderstorms and fireworks....more

Things to Know Before Adopting a Cat

June is National Adopt a Cat Month and some of you might be considering doing just that. Before you do, though, there are a few things I would like you to know and consider. ...more
Laurend1985 I think that is an excellent point. Look to rescue groups first whenever possible. ...more

5 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

I took up gardening the year after we moved to my current house, Chateau Travolta. I never suspected myself of being a gardener, but it turns out I get immense pleasure from watching the yearly cycle of rebirth. Also, the flowers make my deck look less weathered. Up until this year, the deer rampant in my neighborhood stayed away from my deck and so I didn't have to take any precautions around my perennials. But this year, THIS YEAR! They ate my buds. And now, it is war. Here are the top five solutions I found in my anti-deer research....more
Yesterday I looked out my window to see that almost all of the buds of my beautiful hostas had ...more

Non Stop Weekend

Ah, I need an extra day to recover from busy weekends, it wasn't incredibly busy but Saturday was JAM packed!  ...more

Breaking up is hard to do. Is it time?

 It was lunch break and the clinician came into the lounge to eat. She was an experienced competitor and focused clinician with a reputation for being a bit cantankerous....more

An open letter to the other parents at my daughter's ball game:

This week something utterly embarrassing happened to us, forcing me to write this letter.I'll be  handing out copies of it at my daughter's next ball game, should the incident repeat itself....more

Horse Politics in Connecticut Come with a Bite

Above - the author with Baby Bobby, a horse pulled from a kill pen in Tennessee several years ago that had been beaten so badly he still has PTSD from the experience. Sometimes, when he is startled, he is capable of nipping or kicking....more

Zen Masters

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com ...more

Why get a dog, when you can have a Dragon!

A bearded dragon that is, and well truth is we have three dogs, but I digress.  A year ago my parents decided to stop keeping fish in their 100 gallon fish tank and the lugged the dang thing to my house where it fits perfectly in my hallway.  I didn’t want to fill it up with fish though, been there done that and was never very successful.  We decided to make it a terrarium, and get a reptile.  My kid’s hearts were...more

Donkeys for Peace: Edgar Rice Burro, my Hero.

 It was the gelding’s day for the south pasture, the best turnout spot. They are athletic boys who like to start with a few wind sprints....more

A Cat and Mouse Game

What is a farm without cats to catch  mice? Once we stared raising animals, which meant storing grain,  I quickly changed my  perception of the  little, cute creatures. I no longer cringed at the thought of our cats hunting  them down and slaughtering them.  Mice eat grain. Mice make nests and shred grain bags. Mice droppings are messy, their urine stinks and no self-respecting farm animal will eat  contaminated grain....more

That Horrifying Moment When Your Dog Attacks

     I had this wonderful plan all worked up about how my day would go yesterday.  I met another lady online who homeschools and lives very close to me.  Her son and my oldest son are the same age, and I have been pining for an adult who lives nearby that will come and have a cup of coffee with me and chat on a lonely morning.  We planned to get together for a play date and a visit to see if we hit it off.  Little did I know, my day was going to take a horrifying turn for the worse.  My day came to a screaching half when our dog attacked....more
I am so sorry for your experience.  I know exactly how this feels - we had a dog before my son ...more