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This was just too good not to share verbatim. Barney got into the ladies today. He could not have been in there more than 2 hours before I got him back into his pen and shut tight. He did try to mount them all though. He also hurt his nose, I think the ring got […]

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After Watson died, we decided we wanted to get a new dog relatively quickly.  As Will put it, it was just too sad looking at his empty bowls and bed all day. We knew we’d never feel the same way about another dog, but the next dog would be Alston’s dog – the one in […]

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Once we got back from Philly, after the whole Watson incident, our neighbor’s puppy started hanging around the farm.  At first, she and Scout would play chase along either side of the fence, and then Lady discovered that she could fit through the bars of the cattle gate if she just jumped high enough.  So […]

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This weekend we were in Philadelphia for a wedding.  We used it as an excuse to have our first weekend away together since Alston came into existence, so we dropped the toddler off with my folks and headed to the city.  On Saturday night, we had dinner reservations at one of those places where you […]

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Normally this time of year I’d be eyeing stores for patent leather heels to wear to holiday parties.  This year, I bought the ugliest shoes I could find… But man are they warm!

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We’ve given up on the ducks’ ability to care for themselves.  Instead of waiting patiently until they learn to use their house, each evening after putting Alston to bed, we head down to catch the three older quacks and stick them in the duck house with the three younger quacklings.  I’m armed with the flashlight, […]

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