Greetings!

Welcome Ya’ll!

July 4, 2007

It’s the country life in the southeast with a few 4-legged critters and lots of fowl. Our Maremma sheepdog works hard to keep the predators away! I love to take pictures so there are lots of images of the farm critters, wildlife and nature. Plus some pictures from far afield now and then, when we do a tad of traveling. So sit down and visit a spell!

Mythbuster: Chicken Feather Color Predicts Egg Color

March 23, 2017

Supposed Fact:
You can tell what color eggs a chicken will lay by the color of their feathers.

Really?

To blow that supposed fact out of the water, all you have to do is look at a hatchery site or catalog, and see all the different color chickens that lay brown eggs… and all the different colors of chickens that lay white eggs!
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Introducing a New English Shepherd Pup

July 21, 2016

picture of farm collie pupIt’s been over 2 weeks since we brought home the latest addition, and boy! Has it been busy.

When we lost Toby I wasn’t so sure I wanted another dog, and most especially not right away. First off I still miss him so much, and secondly… I also remember what work it is to train a pup!

But after a little time passed, I got to wondering, “Well, if we DID got another dog, what kind would work best here on the farm?”

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Happy 9th Birthday for Rural Ramblings!

July 4, 2016

It’s hard to believe this blog has been in existence for 9 years.

When I first started it, I posted fairly regularly, but lately it’s been a lot more sporadic. I hope to amend that, especially with an up and coming “Farm Dog” section. Because as of this date, we have a new pup on the farm, an English Shepherd. But more on that in another post.

For now, this is about the 9th anniversary of our farm blog. While I write a lot, another big component of this blog is the pictures. So I decided to choose some of my favorite pictures from each year to showcase here.

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