Words

Learning Dog Personalities

I have been taking the lessons from The Heartbeat at Your Feet by Lisa Tenzen Dolma to heart since I finished the book (review here) a few weeks ago.  This weekend I had the opportunity to work with Bogart alone to see if I could get a better insight into his personality.  I’ve always treated my…

Food in Jars – Book Review

I wish I had found this book last year – Food in Jars Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round by Marisa McClellan is an inspiration.  I picked this book off the shelf at the library last week, and I stuck so many bookmarks in there that there’s no way I can experiment with half of them…

Think Like a Dog to Be a Better Human?

Finishing this book really got me thinking about the mutts that share my life. Plenty of books get me excited about a craft, or cooking, or canning or transport me away into someone else’s story, but this book was very different. It shook up everything I thought I knew about training and disciplining my dogs.…

Found Treasures at LADD Library

“One moment you may be trapped in a maze of despair so thick there seems to be no hope of ever finding your way back to the place where you were happen or at least happy enough, and then you stumble around a corner and find yourself in a different world. Taking one step down…

Bogey Update – Healthy and Sassy Dog

When Bogey first joined the family he was a pretty skinny 46#. (Flashback: The New Dog: Introducing Bogart (Bogey) He’s leapt well beyond that and is up to 70+ now.  He’s a good-sized muscular dog with a tail like a battering ram that is in no way under his personal control.  He can chew through…

Ponderings

It’s one of those days where you stop and evaluate. Somehow these days always involve some article or another out of ‘O’. I don’t know if that means that reading ‘O’ is a necessary component to my personal growth, or a disruptive force. Most likely the former – if we don’t self-correct our course in…

The New Dog: Introducing Bogart (Bogey)

That’s Bogart. Meet Bogart, also known as Bogey, Bo, or Booger.  He’s not new, new – he’s been a part of the family for nearly two weeks now, and he’s starting to really settle in. No, we didn’t mean to bring home another Rottweiller (mix).  I’m still not quite sure how it happened.  We had…

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Mini banana chocolate chip whole wheat muffins I haven’t been baking a lot.  Or cooking a lot either – way too many convenience foods going on. Since I committed to a summer CSA through Bass Farms I decided it was time to start thinking healthy (or healthy-ish) again.  Tonight I picked a new recipe to…

Words: Murder, Hate & Hope

Murder isn’t actually in the list, thankfully.  But it’s a word that I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around.  It’s been an abstract term to me most of my life – it’s the plot for books, t.v. shows and movies.  It is a horrible story in the newspaper.  But it’s not something…

Words: Seaside

From the SmugMug gallery of ljn355 Spring and summer fever are here.  With the ground here covered in snow this word sprang out at me.  Of course, I imagine the seaside in summer, not in winter.  I’m imagining sun-warmed sand under my feet, cool but not cold water tickling my toes as I stand at…