4/11/2013 8:45:31 AM
This easy recipe for dog treats will help give your furry family members fresh breath and shiny coats.
1/16/2013 1:09:26 PM
We've found great joy in rescuing these great dogs by providing a secure, loving environment where they can recover.
12/19/2012 10:28:39 PM
I present the hooligans 2012 Christmas card.
11/23/2012 12:38:39 PM
What you need to know about buying a puppy, their first 8 weeks of life and questions you should ask the breeder.
11/7/2012 1:26:16 PM
The Great Pyrenees is a great guardian for livestock. They don't have to be trained to do their job. They'll guard all kinds of livestock including ducks.
11/1/2012 10:56:59 AM
A community fears that even collaborative effort won’t save the local animal shelter in a small rural town in this fictional — but timely — story for the holidays.
10/29/2012 4:11:38 PM
These made-in-the-USA raised food bowls promote healthy digestion and reduce strain on pets.
10/29/2012 11:42:25 AM
A list of great gift ideas for the 2012 holiday season.
10/29/2012 11:29:22 AM
Cochise and I make a daily adventure of hiking up and old mountain road. This little essay describes our special adventure today.
6/18/2012 9:48:32 AM
During the Second World War, Ernie Archer donated his collie, Scott, to Dogs for Defense, an organization that trained dogs for the K-9 Corps.
6/15/2012 11:52:41 AM
Fostering and adopting rescued animals, in this case, dogs, is a wonderful experience. Watching them change from frightened, shy dogs to playful, happy dogs is rewarding. I was a Foster Mom, now Failed Foster Mom, as one person called me because I adopted all four dogs whom I fostered. (Apparently, this happens to many foster parents.)
6/6/2012 5:11:28 PM
A dog that will not stay home is a problem for all. An invisible fence may be just the solution to keep you and the dog both happy.
5/8/2012 10:15:48 AM
Meet Chienne, an endearing Great Pyrenees pup; very energetic, smart, trainable and cute, which has saved her from a heap of trouble during the last several months.
5/1/2012 10:20:14 AM
Animal happenings at home and at work.
4/17/2012 3:31:02 PM
Safeguard your pets from fleas and ticks this summer.
4/16/2012 10:40:53 PM
My trip to the manufacturer to get a belt for my five foot finishing mower has an interesting side trip.
4/4/2012 10:03:51 PM
I've gotten very behind on my yard work, but I do have a good reason.
3/23/2012 9:38:25 AM
A tale of how an ordinary evening turns into a stinky situation when dog gets sprayed by a skunk, and a great recipe for getting out the smell.
3/6/2012 10:19:42 PM
Tragedy strikes the hooligans.
2/20/2012 10:44:38 PM
After having back surgery and a knee replacement, I found it difficult to crawl in and out the back of my truck bed with 20 inch wheels. The hooligans are breaking jail again.
2/13/2012 1:20:09 PM
A Missourian tells how her family dog, Pandy, saved her baby brother from a mean old rooster on their family farm
2/13/2012 12:00:54 PM
An Iowan shares her memories of cats and dogs and some unintentional pets made of baby skunks
2/13/2012 9:55:04 AM
Here we describe what all activities are going on lately at Ans Farms. From delivering slaughter pigs and hatching chicks, to adding new livestock guardians and making watermelon radishes. We have been busy!
1/19/2012 4:04:42 PM
Tips for successfully introducing a puppy to his new family.
1/19/2012 4:00:47 PM
Make one of millions of animals needing a home part of your family by adopting your pet from a shelter.
1/10/2012 4:13:36 PM
Simple tips for keeping things fresh and clean, for you and your pet.
12/20/2011 10:00:22 PM
I share my 2011 Hooligan Christmas Card. We always wondered how Santa got into our house since both chimneys were sealed up. This Christmas we found out. Trouble with abandoned kittens and plumbing.
12/20/2011 9:55:32 AM
Keep your dog healthy with exercise and a well-balanced diet.
12/14/2011 4:45:19 PM
As fall morphs into winter, our farm and sled dog kennel prepares for the long winter months in northern lower Michigan.
12/9/2011 11:01:13 PM
Follow along as we live without a vehicle, reliant only on horse and dog power.
12/4/2011 9:28:47 PM
I share last years hooligan Christmas card with you and their letter to Santa.
11/29/2011 1:52:01 PM
My Thanksgiving and post-surgery thoughts. I share some of the numerous beautiful sunrises from this summer.
11/1/2011 10:34:46 PM
Mary took a short break from the last nice days of fall gardening to go on a trolley tour of historical homes and Civil War battlefield sites in Tuscumbia. Plus, the last bloom of the season.
10/30/2011 9:32:56 AM
A look at a day of sheep dog training.
9/29/2011 9:13:45 AM
Biggers' Farm has been busy with working on house finish work, raising a bottle baby calf, butchering and canning chickens, soaking Shiitake logs, and dealing with crazy skunks.
8/15/2011 9:52:51 PM
I have a hobby of collecting antique oil lamps, which have come in handy a lot lately with the bad weather we've had. My first video using my Purina flip camera is of a hummingbird feeding less than two feet away. Plus hooligan & gardening troubles.
7/18/2011 10:58:11 PM
Here lately, it just seems like I've been in a rut of whatever could go wrong does.
6/27/2011 10:45:29 PM
Animals have us humans trained well. Border Collies have been described as the smartest dog in the world. I'm almost convinced that they are smarter than the human animal. The Helen Keller Festival occurred this past weekend, fun was had by all.
6/9/2011 9:38:31 AM
Variety of factors leads to critical shortage of small-town large-animal vets.
6/1/2011 12:05:56 PM
K.C. ponders the connection between humans and animals and how another human fits into that picture.
5/10/2011 11:00:26 PM
From a being on her own as a seven year old to being in a Russian concentration camp, my Mom has been through a lot. She is a tough little lady.
4/25/2011 11:48:16 PM
My high school class will be paying a visit to my garden as part of our reunion, and my garden is not visitor ready.
4/10/2011 11:38:17 PM
One of my pet peeves is the improper trimming of crepe myrtles. Judging by what the hooligans have been getting into, it's going to be a long summer.
2/21/2011 12:36:13 PM
Gardening in Alabama and life with three hooligan Border collie rescues.
2/18/2011 8:37:35 AM
After a blizzard, the farmers come together and display the true definition of community and neighbor.
12/14/2010 5:10:39 PM
Some fall happenings around Spring Peeper Farm.
10/12/2010 3:26:50 PM
When dogs are around, expect to lose chickens. Sometimes the best thing you can do is say no to that cute little puppy. Is he or she a future chicken killer?
10/6/2010 8:28:44 AM
Shannon reflects on how the movie Bambi sparked an opportunity to talk to her daughter about death.
9/30/2010 12:32:09 PM
Do you long for the simple days? We have them, small town stores, and lazy dogs in Michigan.
8/19/2010 9:34:40 AM
Hank reports on his trip to Gallagher's sales meeting and new product rollout.
7/9/2010 10:58:13 AM
Hank is very pleased with his new Gallagher SmartFence system.
6/16/2010 10:33:05 AM
Mountain Woman and Mountain Man ask themselves why they struggle to hold onto their farm.
6/11/2010 7:32:33 AM
Shannon summons the courage to transition from hapless dog owner to leader of the pack.
2/24/2010 9:52:41 AM
In a snow storm, a dog sled team is good to have.
2/11/2010 5:05:01 PM
New dog learns the ropes of being a sled dog.
2/4/2010 4:36:29 PM
The Russ-Stick Acres dog team goes on a winter sled ride.
2/1/2010 4:58:21 PM
Elizabeth honors an old dog as a member of the family.
1/29/2010 2:20:10 PM
Feed colostrum early for healthy babies.
1/27/2010 10:43:28 AM
Rodeo's dogs meet a feather comforter, and then the basement floods.
1/8/2010 4:21:10 PM
Rodeo and her dogs have a run-in with a skunk.
12/18/2009 12:15:23 PM
Take a walk around the farm with dog and goat.
12/4/2009 4:02:00 PM
Country clichés conceal nuggets of truth.
11/27/2009 2:25:13 PM
Rodeo takes on her grandsons, the dogs, and a dead crow.
11/20/2009 4:58:31 PM
A little goat steals the heart of Russ-Stick Acres.
10/12/2009 3:24:34 PM
A would-be composter works up the courage to try to do things right.
10/1/2009 3:11:43 PM
We go further off the grid with horse and dog power.
9/2/2009 4:55:05 PM
Gardening this year has taught Vickie to prepare for the unexpected – some so nice and some just laughable
8/17/2009 2:26:11 PM
KC and CP have a run-in with heat stress and learn their lesson well.
7/9/2009 2:44:28 PM
Saddle up for a Sunday afternoon ride at Russ-Stick Acres.
6/12/2009 1:48:40 PM
Photos of taking a dog and cart rig through its paces.
5/13/2009 4:59:03 PM
True farm friends understand the lure of the lifestyle.
4/23/2009 12:02:00 PM
KC's puppy's newest antics involve herding socks.
4/7/2009 4:48:20 PM
KC has an I Love Where I Work Moment when baby chicks hatch nearby.
4/7/2009 12:01:54 PM
Russ-Stick Acres instills childlike wonder.
4/6/2009 4:26:44 PM
New puppy brings joy and chewing to Cindy's household, while the cats wonder just what hit them.
3/26/2009 4:32:16 PM
Construction on the hoop house, otherwise known as a high-tunnel greenhouse, continues with the help from KC's dog CP.
3/25/2009 2:52:17 PM
Russ-Stick Acres welcomes newest resident.
2/19/2009 4:47:54 PM
Becky and Andy welcome a new puppy and say farewell to a faithful friend.
1/23/2009 12:24:34 PM
KC asks for help with her dog CP's rambunctious antics.
1/13/2009 8:07:46 AM
Hank reports on the latest Cairn terrier to join the pack.
1/12/2009 5:17:29 PM
Morning walks with her sweet, exuberant buddies, Bob Dog and CP, always get KC's body moving and her heart going again.
12/11/2008 12:29:40 PM
These four-legged friends will keep your flocks safe from predators.
11/26/2008 12:13:32 PM
Sometimes people ask me why I live way out in the boonies like I do. I wish I could just hand them this memory and say, “See?”
11/18/2008 7:43:38 AM
Hank and Kate embark on a chicken-house-building adventure that leaves them smelling ... not like a rose.
11/10/2008 12:42:51 PM
Hank reports on a magic dog de-skunking formula.
11/5/2008 4:19:11 PM
Storms and our dog, Chili, just don't go well together.
10/28/2008 5:03:48 PM
Finding the pure essence of dog.
8/25/2008 3:46:23 PM
Gentle German shepherd loves to swim, play sheriff and help children sharpen their reading skills.
8/11/2008 4:50:52 PM
Working dog decides he deserves a fountain drink in the hot summer sun.
8/8/2008 12:05:15 PM
One of the reasons I was eager to move back to the farm is that I know from experience the opportunities for daily wonder that abound out here.
7/28/2008 3:06:08 PM
Canine duo make great watchdogs, although owner says they fail as guard dogs as they love everyone.
7/25/2008 5:15:38 PM
For the Fourth, we went to Buford, Wyoming: Population 1 (it said that right on the sign). Our elevation was somewhere around 8,000 feet, and I was struck by the difference in the flora.
7/24/2008 11:14:34 AM
As I was leaving for work this morning, Woodrow, our year-old Cairn terrier, was nowhere to be found. I was actually a little pleased at the thought that he might be off marauding some pesky rodent or snake, an action that had the added benefit of him not following me down the lane and up the road.
7/22/2008 3:43:26 PM
CP, my new spaniel mix, is suffering from complete sensory overload. I’m now back on the farm and this morning I took the risk of letting CP off the leash and into his Brave New World.
7/14/2008 1:47:40 PM
Kansas family enjoys their regular hike, and the welcome they receive at the top of the hill.
4/24/2008 9:06:39 AM
This is a tribute to Kaitlyn (11/1/1993-11/16/2007), a canine also known as Big Dog, Kaitlyn Dog Bolin, Big Black Dog, Big Fat Dog, Katers, Tater and Katie.
3/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Famous dog sled race in Alaska takes rural to the extreme.
1/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Certain beverages and ordering poultry do not mix.
1/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
The life of a country dog is one to be envied - at least by town breeds.
5/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
This list of warning signs, when combined with good, down-home common sense, can act as a guideline as to when your dog requires medical attention.