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Desperate for relief I did the unthinkable, I made a poster, hung it on my front door and waited for the cops

I was at my wits ends living next door to bad neighbors. The booze and crack parties they enjoyed most days and every night always prompted their 4  dogs to participate in uncontrollable and excessive barking . I was so desperate for relief that I did the unthinkable, I made a poster and hung it on my front door and waited for the cops. Continue reading Desperate for relief I did the unthinkable, I made a poster, hung it on my front door and waited for the cops


How to build a dumb duck water dish

Getting creative with dumb ducks and drinking water in winter

Having a small backyard flock of ducks in winter can be a pain in the quacker. I have Muscovy ducks and even though they don’t spend the majority of their time enjoying water like other breeds they still jump in a tub of water and get cleaned up. My biggest problem was all my Muscovy ducks failed obedience training, they refused to adhere to the rules about bath time in the winter, which were few and simple. Continue reading How to build a dumb duck water dish

Maddy don’t be scared my sweet, I love you

Do you love your dog so much that you just want to squish her silly? I do, and sometimes I do… and sometimes I just hug her warm and tight.

I have to be careful with my Maddy, though she is a French Mastiff http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/doguedebordeax.htm and absolutely without question the MOST sensitive dog I have ever seen, she is very sensitive.

Sensitive and scared, maybe she’s better described as suspicious, yes suspicious…who am I kidding she’s sensitive and scared.

Other than two more dogs in our home Trooper my Rottweiler http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/rottweiler.htm  and Shadow a Wheaten Airedale cross there is only myself and my husband, kids are gone and they were long gone before Maddy joined our pack 2 years ago, yet she is instantly alarmed then growls and barks at every noise we make; whistling, walking, coughing, choking and occasional bean soup butt puffs.

She is a sluggish sloppy drooly mutt but yet freakishly fast on the draw. Her fast and fearless base tone alert for the danger we present in our every day living sends my heart into a blood pumping panic without fail through the entirety of each day.

In-spite of the bear brawling history representative of her breed http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/doguedebordeax.htm my Maddy is a chicken through and through. I am forced to project a gentle soft sweetness when I discipline her in order to achieve any success in obedience at all, otherwise she’ll drop and tail tuck, you can’t move a Mastiff when they’re down.

With all her quirks and oddities and yes the goober slime and slobber that is sure to swing my way, I am completely smitten by her every move and tender way. A sweeter dog I’ve not had nor one so calm and gentle once simple threats subside and she gentle brushes near, submits and dwells beneath my gaze, that’s when with passion I’ll embrace her face give kiss and softly say, Maddy don’t be scared my sweet, I love you.

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this post is not in the post slider position, my garden pictures were suppose to be in the slider, can’t get it to work. I made it work before but not anymore, anyone out there have any help for me.



Maddy Trooper and Shadow…the Muts we love.

No Maddy, this will eat you
Wow! it is eating me
Maddy! your young I’m old, this isn’t working for me
So, these are chickens
I AM smiling, this IS my happy face
I said no pictures today
I just need to see what you ate
Good girl be still, that means no one can see you

 Hope you enjoy these shots as much as the fun I had taking them. Trooper is a fabulous guardian for my Maddy. Shadow is getting too old for Troops heavy duty ways so I thought a heavy duty girl was in order. She is my little lover girl and Troop is my handsome lover boy. Shadow still has it in him though to keep the mice population down and keep an eye on everything that moves.

That’s incredible, thats gotta hurt!

I received a wonderful surprise at the expense

of someone else. Here is my very short story

and pics of my new chickens and a super egg

they surprised me with. This is also the new coop

I’ve been renovating for my chickens leisure

and comfort. It is a great size barn style shed

that we have never gotten any use out of other

than to store things we never used. The south

side has been weathered by the sun and is

waiting for a paint jobber (me) along with the

door, new door, cut from new wood, me, should

be interesting.

If you saw my last post you might notice that my

front yard gives no indication to the fact that I

am a backyard chicken farmer. My neighbour calls

me accentric, I don’t know if thats good bad or even

true. I have many many interests, I don’t think

that makes me accentric.

What exactly does accentric really mean.

Odd as in weird

Odd as in different

Different as in not like most.

Unusual but also  interesting

Unusual but seems crazy

I ate the egg as the egg carton wouldn’t close. It was a double yoker. Now I’ve read up on what causes double yokers as people do get them from time to time and it is simply a screw up in the egg processing department deep down in the valley of the production system.

I also read that these hens cannot be bred so theoretically these double yoking chickys will eventually die out, so they say! Chickens wern’t invented yesterday so I say double yokers are here to stay; until they hit the dinner table at least. Not my babys though, I couldnt butcher my girls even if I knew how.

Trade good enough for spectacular in your front yard.

 Re-designing my front yard consumed the better part of spring/summer 2012. I had a decent front yard at first.

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until the day I decided to separate my dogs from each other. My smaller terrier Shadow was getting too roughed up in battles with Trooper my new Rottweiler. Trooper wasn’t aggresive but Shadow was bent on proving he was pack leader and would continually start a scrap…he never won and would end up beat up so I put up a fence in my front yard and settled him into his new home.

  When we bought our home the front was a hodgepodge of dirt and scrappy plants so we added grass and I put in a pond. Shadow was just a small dog, how much damage could he really do other than wear a strip along the fence yapping at people as they walked by. Continue reading Trade good enough for spectacular in your front yard.