What My Daddy Does All Day (Happy Father’s Day)

For those of you having a little trouble discerning just what this is, it is my six-year-old nephew’s rendition of his father at work. Matt, also a veterinarian and he of the “if the horse trailer is plugged in he must be home” fame,  is checking a horse with colic. “This is you, Dad, and you…

Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town

Oh Ruby, you do so love being the center of attention, so much that you’re perfectly comfortable moving to the middle of the circle, sacking out, and letting Sam McDowell use you as a footrest. Quite literally, you’ll let love walk all over you. Sam McDowell is a professional. Professional cowboy. Professional builder of log…

The Promise of a Pink Grooming Kit, or How Girl Power Rules the Day

Sometime last year, a GoldieBlox video featuring three girls who’d had it up to here with princess make-believe and instead went about building their own Rube Goldberg machine took YouTube by storm. Three small girls went about using their everyday toys to build machines to open garage doors, twirl the baby, launch balls, all in…

Mother Goose, or This Is How It Starts

My cousin, Caryn, posted this photo of the most recent addition to their household. Meet Buddy the goose!   My brother, Matt, tried raising geese as a science project back in the day. He (or rather my parents and Karen Hauge) had an incubator set up at the vet clinic. Every day, when Matt returned…