Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chica got game



Raquel's new puppy brought her DTL game to the farm

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I love you, Dry Jack



A piece of one of my favorite cheeses in the whole world: Vella Dry Jack

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

the stray dogs



 A few weeks ago two stray dogs wandered onto the farm: an enormous white Great Pyrenees, and a skinny, skittish Doberman mix.  With leashes in hand, I tried to coax them to me.  The Doberman was very frightened and ran off, but the Great Pyranees came right over.  He wasn't wearing a collar, but I was able to get a leash around his neck and tied him to my deck while I went inside to make some calls.  The local vet, the Humane Society - my next thought was to get a photo of him.  I went out with my camera to get a picture, but in the 5 minutes I had tied him up,  he chewed himself free, and all that was left was the chewed end of the leash.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

in a dirt hole



Max's summertime spot to beat the heat - in a shallow patch of cool dirt beside the cheese barn

Sunday, August 14, 2016

heterodon platirhinos and ophidiophobia



A puff-adder snake (http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12145_12201-61207--,00.html) was in pursuit of a large frog in the driveway the other day, which caught the attention of the dogs. Frogs emit a noxious tasting slime when threatened, so the dogs left him alone, and the snake played dead (as you can see by his curled tail) when the dogs investigated her.  I put the dogs in the house and everyone was left unharmed.  I am not afraid of snakes, and it was a sizable snake.