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Homemade Dog Treats

I often joke that my two terriers never miss a meal. Well, truth be told, they never miss a treat either.I'm a person that when I go to buy treats for myself, I look at the ingredients and sometimes scratch my head trying to pronounce some of them. Then I wonder, "Am I going to have this same ...

A Soft Spot For Strays

If there's anything that I will be quick to admit to, the fact that I have a soft spot for stray animals will be the one that I will admit to first. That's just the way I am. I can't help it.There's not many stray dogs in the neighborhood, but there's always a stray cat or two that comes ...

A Thief In The Night

In cold weather my dogs like to sleep inside. They usually don't stir at all until morning, but a few nights ago, Huckey woke me up around 2:00 am. I thought it was just the call of nature, but when I opened the door, I heard frantic squawking from the chicken yard.Huckey shot out and Beau ...

Paw Prints in the Mud

The weather here in north central Missouri has warmed up this past weekend. It has gotten to the point that most of our January snow has disappeared. Yeah! The downfall is such that the ground is now one big, soggy mess. There is not a dry spot to be found.My dogs don't care. They are way too ...

Snowy Day

We finally had our first big snow of the year! Well, big for us. When I was a child, we started having snow here sometimes as early as Halloween. We could count on several inches, at least three if not four times before spring arrived. School was never canceled. Bus drivers drove the parts of ...

Farm Dogs

I grew up in a small rural town, and I've lived in that same small town my whole life. With grandparents that farmed, there's are things that I notice -- or at least try to notice every time I pass a farm.For instance, there seems to be a dog on every farm. Ok, maybe not every farm, but most ...

A Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. It's a day to give thanks, a time to remember what you are grateful for and to be with family. As I write this, the Thanksgiving as I knew it is no longer what it used to be for me. Yes, I'm so very grateful for our service members that service members ...

You’re My Best Friend

In the beginning of time when God created the animals, He gave to them a "herd" instinct that drew them together. Sheep and birds "flock" together. Other animals form a herd or colony or pack. Baboons even come together as a "congress." (That gives food for thought...) Sometimes, animals form ...

The Dogs of Summer

My dogs love summer. I can say that in writing, mainly because most everyone who will read this will never meet my dogs in person.Of course they love summer, providing their day includes, for the most part, sleeping on the couch. Ironicly enough, the couch sits directly under the air ...

Let It Snow!

It's amazing what a little snow can do to lift your spirits. Its been dark and gloomy for a few days here at Old Home Farm. Then on Sunday morning this week, we got up to softly falling snow! Suddenly it felt like being a kid again. We haven't had much snow here in a few years now, and this was ...

A Hunting We Will Go

As I've said before, country people live by the seasons, both natural and man-made. Its hunting season here in the Ozarks. One of the favorite times of the year.I was hunting long before it was really acceptable in my neck of the woods for a girl to hunt. I grew up in the '60s and '70s, and at ...

Jake and His Toys

My dog Jake loves his toys. One of his favorites is a small, round rubber ball. In fact, he has five of them: two blue, two red, and a green one. He can spend most of his day and evening playing fetch with one of them providing that I am willing to throw it for him. Honestly, I wish I had ...

A Typical Morning

Every morning as Greg leaves for work, the dogs and I have a morning ramble. It's good exercise for us all, and gives the dogs some play time. Our big dog, Beauregard, is a Pyrenees and German shepherd mix who would patrol the fence line of the entire 40 acres all day long if left on his own, ...

Greetings at the Door

When I'm away from home, regardless if it's a couple of hours or most of the day, It's always nice to pull into the driveway and be home. Of course, I usually hear my greeting party before I even get out of the vehicle. My welcome committee knows I'm back and they are waiting to meet me at the ...

My “Kids” Have Fur

Energy. Sometimes I think that I need more of it. I've been told that is a sign of getting older. The truth is, having a couple of Jack Russell terriers in the house doesn't help me out much. If you've ever owned one, then you know what I mean; they are energetic dogs, and smart, too. With ...

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