Tag: Old English sheepdog

Christmas Trees – the custom and traditions

The tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree began in Germany in the 16th century. Legend has it that Protestant reformer Martin Luther, who was awed by the brilliance of twinkling stars amidst evergreens on a… Read More

They Steal Our Hearts and then …

We lose them. If you’ve owned a dog, you know what I mean. You invest time, energy, money, and love. They fill your heart to overflowing, yours day with laughter. Then one day your beloved pet journeys over… Read More

Naming Children, Pets, and Characters

A person’s name has power and all sorts of things should be considered when naming a child, a pet, or a character in a book. But choosing the perfect name isn’t easy. After three children, eight dogs, and multiple characters… Read More

Four Lessons from My Canine Pals

Our Old English sheepdog came to us nine years ago at age nine weeks. Our bond was instant. He’s been my best friend and trusty companion ever since. He’s constantly by my side. Sleeping in the keyhole of… Read More

Gathering Chicks

A guest blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Usually when you have a farm, you think of gathering eggs.  In our case, we must also gather chicks.  First, we move the chicks out of the brooder into the small chicken… Read More

What Unending Devotion Means to Me and a great book release

Happy Release Day to  Jody Hedlund for Unending Devotion! High-Stakes Drama Meets High-Tension Romance In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging… Read More

Accepting the Versatile Blogger Award

How cool to check the blogs I follow yesterday and discover that Elaine Smothers blogger extraordinaire had nominated me for the Versatile Blogger awardI’m so excited to accept the nomination. Thanks, Elaine. As with most blog awards, acceptance… Read More