By Karen Ruth
The young may turn their thoughts to love in the spring, but the rest of us think of spring cleaning and sprucing up the joint. Perhaps you are putting your house on the market this spring and need to add a bit of pizzazz. Or perhaps, like me, you have acquired a different home and are looking to personalize it a little bit. Continue Reading »
Which is Right for You?
A lot of people who haven't grown up around a lot of livestock can be forgiven for thinking that sheep and goats are cousins. I didn't grow up in a farming community (or even a farming state), so my context for these two animals was based on stories, myth and anecdote. I'm not particularly embarrassed because I know my ignorance has less to do with my intelligence and more to do with a lack of basic education in very practical farming practices – in the same way that many believe eggs are a dairy product. Continue Reading »
What Are They Saying?
Communication is the key to any successful relationship, even – and especially – with animals. But until we learn to speak the language of our charges (or they learn to speak ours), communication occurs not with words but through our attitude, energy, and body language. Being open, aware and observant is the first step to successful communication with language – but after that, you'll need to know what you're looking for. Continue Reading »