On the same topic as yesterday – I spend more time talking to animals these days than I do talking to people. I thought about this last night when my dog wanted to go out during Survivor and I was telling her how had her timing was. I tell Abigail, the goat, that she’s being … More Talking to Animals
I am at the barn three days a week. Each of those days now one of my first jobs is feeding the younger goats. On good weather days we then herd all of the goats out to their larger field area. Three different people have now referred to me as the goat whisperer which is … More Goats!
Just a few pictures from the barn.
I started yesterday knowing that my normal schedule would be off. The ALA Youth Media Awards announcement was from 9-10 AM yesterday. Since I planned to post the winners immediately following, I did not write my daily post until after 10. I took notes in a draft on WordPress so the post was mainly formatting, … More When Your Day Goes Off Course
I spent the morning doing work at Maryland Therapeutic Riding. It was part of a month-long volunteer initiative I’m doing this month. While there I talked to them about becoming a volunteer and have since filled out the application to do that. I selected being a side walker with the riders and general horse care … More My Morning on the Farm
Some background for those not in the DC area – there is a farm in PG County in Maryland that houses dozens of zebras. A couple of months ago a few of them escaped the farm. One was found dead after being caught in an illegal snare trap. The others are still on the loose. … More The Great Zebra Hunt of 2021
We got to go to Zambia for one of my wife’s work trips. Before her conference started they took us on safari. We were almost to the end and had not yet seen any elephants. We were starting to worry that we would miss out on seeing elephants in the wild when we saw this.
My memories on Facebook today tell me that five years ago we boarded our flight to head to Zambia. Who knows when I might be able to leave the country again. Here are some photos and a video from our Zambia experience.
I decided to take a break from writing about how everything sucks and write about my family’s habit of surprising me with new pets. It started one summer when my wife and kids had gone to Kentucky to visit her parents while I stayed behind. While they were out and about the kids saw … More Unexpected Pets
I just read an article from Michael Ausiello decrying the “shameful” portrayal of animal cruelty on the new Showtime series Shameless. I guess Mr. Ausiello is OK with the constant portrayal of rapes and hideous murders of humans on all of the crime shows on television today. Showtime, the “shameful” network airing Shameless has a … More People > Animals