Worth Revisiting: The True Story of the Sly Fox


Remember those fables you were told as a child about the sly fox and the dumb chicken or goose? Well, they are based on fact, hard, cold facts. No word better described our intelligent, resident fox. Red consistently fooled our dumb guard dog by laying his foxy scent in pointless circles. He knew  Shadow, our dog, would follow his nose mindlessly and not use his eyes. … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The True Story of the Sly Fox

Worth Revisiting: Our Dog is BRILLANT Enough to Act Dumb


Our supposedly untrained chocolate lab is brilliant enough to act dumb when it suits him. We adopted Duke (Marmaduke) when he was nine months and he stubbornly clings to several bad habits  that are just too much fun for him but a pain in the neck for us. For example,  he constantly leaps up literally in my face, to engage in some sort of mock fighting. Since he is only … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Our Dog is BRILLANT Enough to Act Dumb

The Dangers of Techno Pacifiers


For most modern families living in apartments, townhouses, or even the suburbs, it takes a conscious effort to ensure little ones connect with nature and animals and, as a result, connect with God. Nature is suffused with the Presence of the Creator because God sustains and controls nature. It seems to me children need to go outside where they can delight in the smallest details … Continue reading The Dangers of Techno Pacifiers

Canadian Backwood’s Butchers


When I asked this burly, backwood’s family of butchers if they would like a cup of tea, I was greeted with a roar of laughter as they toasted me with their morning coffee laced with whiskey. Our poultry live happy, free-range lives until B Day This tale of the chickens’ demise started out innocently enough. I had no idea that I was setting myself up … Continue reading Canadian Backwood’s Butchers

Oopsy Daisy


Life at the Juneau’s farmhouse was often overwhelming with eleven personalities living, working and playing together. Luckily, Melanie had a wicked sense of humour and just enough grace to remain serene in the eye of the hurricane, the CEO of a chaotic domain. She has written hundreds of short stories, insights and articles which only could happen when you put nine kids together on a … Continue reading Oopsy Daisy