Furry Fundamentals

Posted by Pia

Spring reminds us that flowers come in many shapes, humans come in many religions and love comes in many species!

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1 "Shalom my Daily Wag friends… and a Happy Passover/Easter to you and yours!" says, Minnow.

2 "Whether your spring festivities have you reading about Elijah (a Jewish Prophet)…"

3 "…Or excitedly looking out for the Easter Bunny…"

4 "…we here at the Wag wish you all the abundance that comes with spring!."

5 "After contemplating life's deeper questions..."

6 "…and the change of seasons..."

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7 …"The Easter Bunny/kitty is yet another reminder that every living soul is precious in his/her own way- and deserves to be celebrated!"

Enjoy the season's festivities and please remember to be responsible and kind to all the chicks and bunnies!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

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An Important Time In The Vegetable Garden

Posted by F&S

Hey everybody!  We're back and all set to continue the wonderful adventures of Francesca and Sharkey!  I know you all enjoyed seeing GK and we promise to let him blog again real soon.  But for now...

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I think you'll all agree that we've allowed Diplomat GK plenty of face time on The Daily Wag.  Now it's back to the fabulous world of us Frenchies!

1 I think you'll all agree that we've allowed Diplomat GK plenty of face time on The Daily Wag. Now it's back to the fabulous world of us Frenchies!

We're here in the vegetable garden for a very important event.

2 We're here in the vegetable garden for a very important event.

That's right, Sharkey!  Do you see that furrow?

3 That's right, Sharkey! Do you see that furrow?

Ryan made the furrow to plant the peas!

4 Ryan made the furrow to plant the peas!

When planting legume seeds, you first soak them in water overnight.  Then, it's a good idea to treat the seeds with a legume inoculant.

5 When planting legume seeds, you first soak them in water overnight. Then, it's a good idea to treat the seeds with a legume inoculant.

The inoculant contains natural, dry, peat-based cultures of beneficial bacteria for treating legume seeds prior to planting.

6 The inoculant contains natural, dry, peat-based cultures of beneficial bacteria for treating legume seeds prior to planting.

It encourages the formation of high-nitrogen nodules on plant roots for richer soil, bigger plants, and better yields.

7 It encourages the formation of high-nitrogen nodules on plant roots for richer soil, bigger plants, and better yields.

The inoculant is easy to use - just shake or stir it with the seeds right before sowing. Who doesn't want healthier peas?

8 The inoculant is easy to use - just shake or stir it with the seeds right before sowing. Who doesn't want healthier peas?

Ryan plants a different pea on each section of fence keeping the edible pea pods separate from the shelling peas.

9 Ryan plants a different pea on each section of fence keeping the edible pea pods separate from the shelling peas.

Sugar Sprint is one of the earliest maturing varieties, bearing numerous, 3-inch, ultra-sweet snap peas that are virtually stringless!

10 Sugar Sprint is one of the earliest maturing varieties, bearing numerous, 3-inch, ultra-sweet snap peas that are virtually stringless!

The peas are spaced a couple of inches apart and when they sprout, they'll climb up the fence for easy picking.

11 The peas are spaced a couple of inches apart and when they sprout, they'll climb up the fence for easy picking.

Another variety is called Corne De Belier Snow Pea.

12 Another variety is called Corne De Belier Snow Pea.

This is a delicious French snow pea that pre-dates 1860!  Its wonderful, gourmet-flavored, large, flat pods are perfect for steaming, sauteing, and nibbling on fresh from the patch.  Yum!!!

13 This is a delicious French snow pea that pre-dates 1860! Its wonderful, gourmet-flavored, large, flat pods are perfect for steaming, sauteing, and nibbling on fresh from the patch. Yum!!!

After planting all of the peas, Ryan rakes the soil back over to cover them up.

14 After planting all of the peas, Ryan rakes the soil back over to cover them up.

Now all we have to do is wait for about 55 days for the peas to mature, but that seems like such a long time.

15 Now all we have to do is wait for about 55 days for the peas to mature, but that seems like such a long time.

GK Makes Friends With the Chickens

Posted by Francesca

As you may recall, I've been making all kinds of new friends around the farm. I started out with the donkeys and then the horses.  It was so fun and rewarding! But my friendship tour around would not be complete without visiting the chicken coop! Here my tale...

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Recently I've made quite a few new friends around the farm, so I thought I'd pay the chickens a visit to see if they're game.

1 Recently I've made quite a few new friends around the farm, so I thought I'd pay the chickens a visit to see if they're game.

Hi chicken. I'm GK. I thought I'd stop by here to see if I could be friends with you birds.

2 Hi chicken. I'm GK. I thought I'd stop by here to see if I could be friends with you birds.

I know that when my little sisters, Francesca and Sharkey, come here, they try to terrorize you all.

3 I know that when my little sisters, Francesca and Sharkey, come here, they try to terrorize you all.

They do, indeed, GK!

4 They do, indeed, GK!

But I'm here on a mission of peace and friendship!

5 But I'm here on a mission of peace and friendship!

So far, I've made friends with the horses and the donkeys.

6 So far, I've made friends with the horses and the donkeys.

And I'm friends with all the workers around the farm.

7 And I'm friends with all the workers around the farm.

That makes you chickens the last group for me to make friends with.

8 That makes you chickens the last group for me to make friends with.

So what do you say birdies?  Will you be my friends?

9 So what do you say birdies? Will you be my friends?

You're a real gentle hound GK! It would be a pleasure to be your friend! We hope to see you more often.

10 You're a real gentle hound GK! It would be a pleasure to be your friend! We hope to see you more often.

I've done it! I'm friends with everyone on the farm now! This friendship tour was so fun!

11 I've done it! I'm friends with everyone on the farm now! This friendship tour was so fun!