Rain Song

As Robert Plant sang so poignantly in Led Zeppelin’s The Rain Song, “This is the mystery of the quotient.  Upon us all a little rain must fall.”  (album: Houses of the Holy, 1973) He was full of it, of course.  He should have been singing, “When it rains, it pours.”… Continue reading

Live: It’s The Beetles

I’m going to talk about blister beetles, but I want you know know that problems of this kind start well before the first beetle arrives in my yard.   It starts in January. You know what I mean. That’s when the pushers start showing up, the ones who have learned our… Continue reading

Five Things I Forgot To Mention

Actually more than five things.  I mean OMG – I forgot to blog. Not only have I not blogged in a couple weeks, but I discovered a blog post I drafted the end of February and never posted. It concerned death in my house, COVID in my county, cows in… Continue reading

Five more things not in mainstream media

· Thing #1  Yes, it is still winter I suppose I could stop right there. I mean, look at the calendar. It’s February, fer cryin’ out loud. But… but… Farmer’s Almanac says we’re past the middle of winter, which point is not the same as Groundhog Day but close enough…. Continue reading

2020 Begone! (five more things not in the media)

“Go forth in joy and get on with it.” (read through to the end and you’ll understand) Yeah, we all know it was a crappy year for just about everybody. I’m certainly ready for it to be over with but I gotta tell you: 2020 wasn’t all that crappy for… Continue reading

FIVE MORE THINGS NOT IN THE MEDIA

It’s been up and down here. Mostly up because I work at it, but with an underlying current of down that every so often threatens to suck me under. But then, nothing is 100%, nothing is forever, right? And things are better for me than for so many, so shut… Continue reading

A dog story

Here’s an ASD story for you from about 20 years ago. Pasha was a neutered female rescue from Phoenix, an Anatolian Shepard Dog (ASD), a livestock guardian breed. We got her when she was approaching a year old, but at the time of this story she would have been middle… Continue reading

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