Tag Archives: wheaten terrier

Loving the Sunshine

Spring is surely just around the corner! It’s 34 degrees out, but the sun is shining and the wind is blowing across the muddy fields and driveway and beginning to dry them out. The goats are starting to play with … Continue reading

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Unrepentant Criminal

I was so mad at Fionny this morning.  I had to step away from my breakfast for a moment, so I followed procedures: moved the dish to the middle of the table, pushed in my chair, and blocked the path … Continue reading

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The Easy Life

Yesterday was a stay-at-home day with me battling the Christmas tree and my husband baking his annual mound of delicious little pumpkin breads to give away to friends.  The dogs laid around cozily enjoying being in the bosom of the family … Continue reading

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Bath Day

Beezee and Fionn were getting gray and stringy or matted, respectively, and it called for a good washing.  They hate having it done, but once it is over they are thrilled with their fluffy, sweet smelling locks and cannot contain their … Continue reading

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My Pretty Dogs

My husband was working in the garden and looked up to see the dogs posing so charmingly.  Aren’t we lucky to have cell phones with cameras for moments like this? Fionny was anxious to go out and play while we … Continue reading

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Spring Haircut

I put this off as long as I could, but with the warmer weather the time had come for Fionn to get his winter coat trimmed.  It had gotten so long and thick it just begged for hugs.  Wheaten Terriers … Continue reading

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Summer Fionn, Winter Fionn

I’m looking for something to do, now that my mother is no longer living here and requiring so much of my attention.  I had set aside my needle-felting supplies after filling a large order of felted dogs and finding it … Continue reading

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Cold, But Beautiful

It seems like there is not much to say this winter.  The unremitting cold is keeping us under siege in the house except for quick trips out for food or necessary errands and meetings.  I have to stop and appreciate … Continue reading

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Waiting Out the Winter

One good thing about the sustained cold winter we are having is that the dogs are getting very comfortable sharing our home.  When Beezee first moved in there was a lot of maneuvering for position going on and I had … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 at Home

This is a winter for firsts.  The first winter in our house, the first with Beezee, the first with my mother living here.  It will be the first Christmas at the farm with everyone coming here to visit.  Today, I … Continue reading

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Fishing Styles

Fionny’s fishing skills are maturing with the clarity of the water.  He used to just bounce around shivering and lunge at the splashes in the water when they became too enticing.  Lately, he has begun to do what a friend … Continue reading

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Island in a Sea of Dust

It has come time to put some grass around the new house.  My husband has gone through multiple rounds of Round-Up on the weeds that have sprouted around the house so that now it is one desolate post-apocalyptic dust bowl. … Continue reading

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The Family is Complete

We did it!  We brought home Beezee yesterday and with my mother living here as well, our little farm family is complete – at least for this year.  Next spring we hope to add a small flock of chickens, and … Continue reading

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Dog and Dogwood

At last, we are done planting our landscaping items and everyone is nestled into their new homes.  We are doing our best to keep them all watered.  The first ones we planted seem to have begun spreading out and flourishing, … Continue reading

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Fionn’s Playground

Our dog, Fionn (pronounced like “fin”), is such a lucky fellow.  He has eight acres of playground to roam, hunt, swim, and get into trouble.  While we are building the house, he has also had extra human playmates around all … Continue reading

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Heavenly Dog

I am no photographer.  However, I carry my cell phone with me and I take the occasional snapshot when I am so moved and that is where the pictures on my blog usually come from.  (Excuse the bad grammar.)  Anyway, … Continue reading

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Spring Babies

Living here at the farm for the first time, I am enjoying watching each new arrival of spring.  Today, I found a couple new “babies” coming up out of the ground.  Can you guess what they are?  We are supposed … Continue reading

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Snow Shoeing and Coyotes

Fionn and I are having a great time enjoying the white fluffy stuff.  It is a snow day and the schools are closed, not that it makes any difference to us.  We get to play every day if we want! … Continue reading

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January Doldrums

We’re in a band of cold air coming down from Canada and across the Great Lakes and generating “Lake Effect Snow” conditions.  Anyone from this area is quite familiar with this phenomenon.  Kids watch the TV or internet for news … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Blizzard

It has been a typical dull Michigan winter the past few weeks.  The sky and the snow-dusted fields and the icy roads all blend together into one vast dull gray canvass.  We rarely get to see any sun.  The only … Continue reading

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