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The Perfect Bonbon-Dog

A dog husband in Staffordshire claims to finally have perfected the dog. For millennia humans have bred dogs, selectively breeding to increase favourable qualities such as loyalty and to breed out unfavourable ones such as aggression or condescension. 195 more words

Comedy

Breeding by halves

We’re breeding Shaft to the four adult ewes.  This is him trying to persuade Goldie that now is the time for all good ewes to get bred and bear a pair of wonderfully fleecy twins next spring. 48 more words

Homesteading

Food! Glorious Food!

Winter is officially here, at least in Barrie Ontario. Friday morning I woke up to a hefty helping of snow that unfortunately hasn’t gone away. Usually it takes a few snow falls before it actually sticks but not this time. 793 more words

Tortoise

The new Man

“Man up”. “Stop crying, man up”. “Be a man, it’s not cold out”. “Be a man, drink another!”.

What does that even mean? I remember one time at a wedding reception during which I caught the garter. 376 more words

The Moment

What do we understand by politics? The concept is extremely broad and comprises any kind of independent leadership in action. One speaks of the currency policy of the banks, of the discounting policy of the Reichsbank, of the strike policy of a trade union; one may speak of the educational policy of a municipality or a township, of the policy of the president of a voluntary association, and, finally, even of the policy of a prudent wife who seeks to guide her husband.

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Conversations In My Head

Fast Fleecy update

It looks like I haven’t been posting much to this blog, but that’s because I’ve been updating the fleece sale page.  I am running out of whole fleeces, and will soon be posting raw fiber for sale by the ounce, probably by this weekend.   86 more words

Sheep

The Best Tarantula Species for Beginners

So, you want to buy a tarantula.

When I went searching for my first tarantula back in the late ’90s, the only information I could find on them was in exotic pet magazines and outdated books. 2,263 more words

Animals