Monday, July 18, 2022

Meet the New Boy in Town

A couple of pieces of news on this teeny tiny farm warrant mentioning.

We have a new puppy!
Well, not a puppy per se, but I call all our dogs puppies.

After Gunner died (see post of June 20) our greyhound, Faith, was pretty morose.  On a side note, I have been surprised in the past when one dog of a bonded pair died and the other didn't seem affected.  Not so with Faith.  She lost her appetite and her vim.

So we decided to adopt another dog much sooner than we have in the past. 

Behold Grimm, aka Phineas/Phin.

Phin is a five year old lab/catahoula mix.  We adopted him through Good Karma.
And what a sweety.  Smart and affectionate.  An excellent watch dog which is a bonus.
The first few days Faith wanted nothing to do with him.  He was an intruder and was definitely not her Gunner.  She didn't even want to be on the same floor of the house with him.  Then she relented and agreed to be in the same room.  Soon after they were sharing the couch and a bed.
And Faith has regained the spring in her step.  Which is what it was all about.

As for chonkey land, a moment of panic when Rick found two young possums in the chicken coop a few evenings ago.  Yes, adult possums are predators of chickens.  He has been so diligent in surrounding the coop with hardware cloth to predator proof it, we couldn't imagine where there was a breach.  The next morning Rick located the hole and installed yet more hardware cloth.  So, knock on wood, crisis averted. 

More chicken antics --

My Chatty Cathy, otherwise known as Fluffy demonstrates her vocal abilities.

A few mornings ago, Peggy Sue found some treasure (who knows what and I probably don't want to know) which she quickly nabbed and tried to take to a spot away from the flock.  JoannieLu was in hot pursuit for quite a few minutes.  She was certain it was a valued find as well.  They ran around, the treasure still dangling from Peg's beak until Joannie gave up the fight.  Then Peggy made quick dispatch of "it".

* * * * * *Just Say Yes* * * * * *

Many of us don't make soup in the summer.  Too darn hot.  But here's one recipe that I find not to be a heavy cold weather blend.
Vegan Lemon Rice Soup

I made it a couple of nights ago with a delicious, veggie packed salad.  What a great combo. 


  1. Your new puppy is so pretty. She has the kindest face. We went through the same thing with Eli when Weetie died. It took a while for Eli to accept Ellie. Your hens are so funny. Oh I cringe any time I see a hen running with something in her beak...probably a mouse or a poor frog.

  2. Oh Janet your new boy is just adorable. What lovely happy news you have to share. Sounds like he has settled in so well and I am glad that Faith has come around and accepted her new companion. He sure is one lucky boy coming to live with you. As always, love your chicken videos and your lovely cheery blog post today. You've put a much needed smile on my face.

  3. Love the new pup! Glad you found a buddy for Faith. Amazing! Xoxo