“I’m a failure!” she exclaimed. “The very best kind,” said we. On an earlier post, I shared that Kate and her family were fostering Maggie, to give her a soft place to land while she recovered from recent medical procedures. I am pleased to share this updated capture of our board clearly showing Maggie moving from the Foster to Adopted column. Which makes Kate an official “Foster Failure!” Congratulations to all…and happy life, sweet Maggie. We were kind of hoping […]
When Marshall first arrived, he was so frightened, he literally slid his body low to the ground under his kennel bed and hid. In hindsight, we’re pretty sure it was a ploy. The dogs talk, you know. And word has been passed from yard to yard that there is an awesome Foster Daddy who lives next door to Homeward Bound. Getting picked to go with him for “rehabilitation” is like winning the dog lottery. Marshall was determined to be selected, […]
El Nino made a grand entrance. It rained and rained and rained. The dry creek turned into a fast-moving and swollen stream. We all got soaked, but no one minded. Because the heavens smiled on us. Welcome, El Nino. Welcome.
Winter arrived with a blast of cold. It blanketed the garden in little crystals and frozen bird baths each morning for a week. A final whisper from the north to the garden: “go to sleep.” We have learned to let the garden stand instead of conducting an end-of-season clean up. The dead stalks provide cover from the cold for the future growth below. While we have had some nice December rainfall, the total still put us at “average”; nowhere close to […]
A garden is a reflection of its keepers. Tidy and structured; casual and carefree; or untamed and wild. It inherits our priorities – not by birth, but by effort and example. So too, our children. “Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.” ~ Lydia Sigourney Kate is a dedicated Homeward Bound dog walker. Despite juggling a full life with young children and a husband’s doctor hours, she shows up every Sunday […]