Friday, 22 February 2013


Looks like a herd of spinning wheels in the house...when do I get My SHEEP???

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Looks like I'm going to be putting "sheep herder" on my résumé. Actually I think It will be GRAND, me owning sheep. I'm liking the sound of this much better that "Guard of the fancy pants Chickens"! Lately they have been taking liberties and riding around on my back. I don't like it and personally I do not care that their feet are cold and they are getting high centred in the snow.

Sheep even smell better. I think my ancestors would be proud of me when MY sheep come to our farm (Mommy says everybody "belongs" to me; my cats, my chickens, my husband Kayak, etc.) as I watch over them. We get them as soon as the barn is built, it is going to be hard to wait.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Today is sunny and cold outside and now I'm inside

It was sooooo fun sliding around on the ice today! Then inside we went and cooked wieners in the fireplace (my fav is wieners for sure). Then Mommy brushed me out (darn brrrrs) and had an idea to spin my wool. So now my underwear is being turned into a hat to keep Dad's head warm. I think he'll like it because he doesn't have much fur of his own!

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Backyard is Frozen, Lets GO FOR A WALK!

Today I was Determined to get us out on the lake for awhile.

Clearly, the ice is fine.

Come on you guys, trust me! LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT!!!

Now that was an incredible walk! Don't you agree? Let's go home now.

Thursday, 3 January 2013


It is so cold out tonight and windy. We were watching for falling stars but not for long. I am so glad We are indoor dogs and can play outside when we want but can come inside to a nice supper and a soft bed. My wish is that every dog is warm and safe tonight.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Nice out but Cold, then Back indoors to make Pretzel Bones, yum!

Today was sunny but cold. No walk today 'cause the morning was spent running back and forth thawing out the water then getting the heat lamp working for the chickens. So, I played a little ball and watched the Neighbor kids play hockey on the lake (mostly skate on their bums if you ask me). We then went into the front pasture and checked on our buried Christmas bone supply.

Here I am in front of our place and yes, the Christmas decorations are still up, meanwhile Pretzel Bones are baking in the oven (the recipe follows).

Performing my Dog-given job as Official Taste Tester. I'll give them a pass, that is to say, "Pass some me some more!". And they are still crunchy.

My adopted Cat, "Mr. Personality", is trying to persuade me to share.  Not this time, Mr."

Here is the recipe, as promised:


5 C      Flour
1/4 C   Lukewarm water
1 tsp    Sugar
1 T      Yeast
1/4 C   Olive oil (or butter if you aren't lactose intolerant)
1 tsp    Finely chopped rosemary
1/2tsp  Crushed black pepper
1 bottle beer

Soup pot of broth or stock of your choice gently simmering

Proof yeast in lukewarm water and sugar. Mix all dry ingredients together then dump in wet ingredients, adding enough beer to make a soft slightly sticky dough. Kneed dough for 8 minutes. Divide into 1oz balls and roll out onto 1' long snakes. Join ends of snake to make circle then twist into a bone shape. Let rest 10 minutes. Drop into broth for 1 minute (flip) then remove onto dish towel. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Let cool and eat them up, they are best warm.

NOTE: If your person would like to make a pretzel or two for herself, try 31/2 oz. doughball and adjust baking time. Enjoy!