Today is February 15th. Ostensibly an unimportant day on the calendar, just another one of those late-winter days on which there is nothing special to celebrate. February 14th on the other hand is a big deal, it is as we all know Valentine’s Day, the day set aside for excessive displays of public affection and
Unless you have a tortoise, or maybe a long-lived bird, as a pet owner the odds are good you will have to say goodbye to said pet at some point in your journey together. Not to disparage the level of attachment you may feel for the pet of your choice (and given the variety of
The Collard Green is a humble plant – tough leaved and not as showy as a cabbage but a solid performer agriculturally and nutritionally. I have always associated the Collard with the southern United States, and I believe we in America do generally assign this plant to the southern states. Collards Greens, like everything have
How long does it take to get over something traumatic? Do you ever really “get over it” or do you just find coping mechanisms? Or do you eventually just become completely inured to the pain? We adopted one of our dogs when she was just over eight weeks old. She had been dumped at the
I have a reminder set on my computer that alerts me once a month to write a piece for my blog. I enjoy writing and I hope that someone enjoys reading what I write, but like with so many things in our busy world several months can go by with no creative words before I
Prior to getting chickens I did a lot of research. I wanted to understand not just what I could expect from the chickens themselves, but also what the dynamic might look like with respect to the various other pets we have, what the time commitment was, and what major problems we needed to plan for.
In the work I do I am often called on to ask an individual or a group: what are you trying to accomplish? It’s not a brilliant question, in fact it is the kind of thing you often just take for granted –surely this has been considered before embarking on an action. Right? Well the