Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Busy Time around the Farm

Well, the weather has been glorious for the past few days.  There is so much work to do now that the rain has stopped and the mud has dried.  There are lots of "doggie" holes to fill.  I believe dogs need to be dogs and I really don't mind if they dig in areas that are not flower beds!  It is natural for a dog to dig and we need to allow them a space where is it okay to release their curosity.  However, that means that every week we need to refill the holes so no one gets hurt running through an area and falling into a hole!  I do believe that a few of the dogs think they are digging to the center of the earth.  And, ofcourse there is always the long dig line where they are chasing a mole!

Today I visited with a dog that needs a home.  Jazz is a wonderful older dog whose owner had to be admitted to a nursing home.  The neighbors have volunteered to take care of Jazz until a permanent home can be found.  Please consider this great dog.  She warmed up to me in no time and plays like a young dog.  Jazz is a senior canine and has excellent health.  Her pictures will be up tomorrow. 

And speaking of mature canines - Duke will be ready for his forever home next week.  His heartworm treatment has been successful and a final vet check will clear him for placement.  This Bassett hound is quite a charmer.  He is low key, but playful, and his "hound" voice is wonderful!  Both Jazz and Duke will be featured as our dogs at the "Seniors for Seniors" adoption event in March.  If a senior human adopts a senior canine, there will be NO adoption fee!  Warning!! no fee does not mean NO inspections.  We will require the same guidelines as with all of our adoptions.

All this dog stuff has left the farm stuff wanting!  Next week we need to get  back to farm chores.  Spring will be here before we know it and the winter pasture will be turned into the garden!  We need to plant the additional pasture now so the donkeys will have rye grass all spring.  So much to do and so little time......

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