Bovine Intervention

My trip to Washington was my first time in the Northwest. I LOVED IT. I was on an organic dairy farm with friends and it was so therapeutic. If you have not already, check out their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vnthomas16 Do them a favor and subscribe. They post some interesting videos about their journey from militaryContinue reading “Bovine Intervention”

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. When I was a kid I was never specifically told WHY we have an earth day. I know now that in spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of protecting the environment, restoring damage ecosystems and to encourage living aContinue reading “Earth Day”

Why Is It Called A Bucket List?

We have some interesting idioms in the English language. I mean what other language uses “Kick The Bucket” for dying? It’s kind of dark as it evokes suicide by hanging. You’ve seen it in the not so funny cartoons where the guy stands on a bucket with a noose around his neck. Once he “kicksContinue reading “Why Is It Called A Bucket List?”

Trees

When you type trimming the tree the first vision in your head is the Xmas tree being decorated with lights, baubles, tinsel, etc. The second kind of trimming the tree is more dangerous and apparently very expensive. Make sense – I imagine trimming really tall trees would be dangerous. I grew up with a dadContinue reading “Trees”

SPRING IS NEAR!

I have not been this excited about Spring in YEARS. We had a chilly winter and TWO snows which is unusual for our area. I’m tired of the cold. I’m so excited I trimmed my knockout roses, raked the yard and pulled all the dead leaves off the perennial plants. The Spring Equinox, March 20Continue reading “SPRING IS NEAR!”

Do Animals Know Their Names?

Obviously human animals know their names. Sometimes, when mom would call out my name I would pretend that I could not “hear” her but I KNEW she was calling me. When I call for my cat, Ivan, he comes but is he coming because he knows IVAN is his name or is he just comingContinue reading “Do Animals Know Their Names?”