Month: March 2020

Hydroponics – Day Five

Project One – Countertop Sprouts Alrighty then! Just five days after putting three tablespoons of alfalfa seeds in a 32 0z. Mason jar with some water and I think I will harvest them this evening. I’m having constant thoughts about food – and what… Continue Reading “Hydroponics – Day Five”

Service Dog In Training

This is Mordecai, a little poodle mix that is here for training. During a trip to a large and busy home improvement center, he got spooked by the noise of a flat cart that contained some heavy items. We found our own flat cart… Continue Reading “Service Dog In Training”

Hydroponics – Day Four

Project One – Countertop Sprouts Getting hungry for tuna salad sandwich with lots of sprouts! I read that it’s time to process (totally dry and refrigerate) alfalfa sprouts when they are about three inches long. I think mine are racing towards that goal, quickly.… Continue Reading “Hydroponics – Day Four”

Hydroponics – Day Three

Project One – Countertop Sprouts “Houston, we have sprouts!” No, I don’t live in Texas. Just using that iconic phrase about “lift off!” This morning the alfalfa spouts were, well, SPROUTS! So awesome. I know there are millions of people out there that have… Continue Reading “Hydroponics – Day Three”

Buoyancy – Update

Twelve days ago I posted about Truman, my twelve year old Border Collie. In a matter of a day, he had lost his ability to stand, refused food, and was seriously depressed. I thought his time on Earth, and with me, was over. Then,… Continue Reading “Buoyancy – Update”

Public Access Training

The Service Dog Public Access Test At the conclusion of a dog’s training, the handler and dog may be evaluated using a Public Access Test. There are a number of elements which will test the dog and handler’s ability to negotiate public places, including… Continue Reading “Public Access Training”

Hydroponics – Day 2

Project One – Countertop Sprouts I chose to do the first rinse before bed, so the primary soak lasted about eight hours. I hope that was long enough. Waiting until morning would have been over fifteen hours, so I made a decision. I can’t… Continue Reading “Hydroponics – Day 2”


The frogs are chorusing in our farm pond, a sound I correlate with Spring! But, it’s only March 6th, and dropping down around freezing every night. Still, I cannot shake my need to see green. Although the temperatures remain chilly and the grass dons… Continue Reading “Hydroponics”