Hailey’s Big Sister


One of the parents along my bus route always greeted her 5-year-old daughter, Hailey, at the foot of the driveway where I dropped her off. One day, we arrived a little early so I wasn’t surprised that the mom was not yet outside. [ Read More ]

My Step-Daughter’s Unexpected Passenger


My step-daughter, Elizabeth, is a nurse’s aid. She was on her way to work one day and stopped off at our house to drop off her children for me and my wife to watch while she worked her shift. We live on a 52-acre farm. [ Read More ]

Farm Discoveries

This kid has never seen a farm before! So naturally she has some questions… [ Read More ]

The Wait is Long for These Pets


This is a photo of my neighbor’s two dogs staring at the most beautiful thing they have ever seen. [ Read More ]

Nathen Meets The Vegetarian Cow


Every now and then, when my grandchildren are paying a visit, they help me out with some of my farm chores. My grandsons love the cows. Nathen, the youngest, likes to pay them a visit on his own from time to time and talk to them. [ Read More ]

The Original Mouse Pad

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Sure, we have our idea of mouse pads. But did you ever think about what a mouse pad was before the age of personal computers? It seems a lot more wholesome! [ Read More ]

Cattitude Part V: Cats and Their Territory: Do Not Disturb!


Cats have a way of finding their own space, much like the old saying about water seeking its own level.  It may take them a while, but once they find a favored spot, it most likely will remain so for a long time to come.   [ Read More ]

Bird Camo


I’ve been sitting here for a good two hours. They still haven’t noticed that I’m not an actual bird. [ Read More ]

The Kingfisher Gets the Last Laugh

A few years ago, my family and I were enjoying lamb chops for a lunch at a nature reserve in Singapore. As we started to eat, we noticed a kingfisher watching us from a tree. [ Read More ]

Dog Talk


When I first adopted my dog I used to joke around with friends that it was like I adopted a teenager who didn’t speak English, because I know what he wants, but have no idea what he’s saying. [ Read More ]

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