The Pig Dog

On the Meditation of Work

I have gone in and out of meditative practice many times over the years. A bit, I suppose, like I have gone in and out of a regular writing practice over the years. In both cases, each time I reenter, I rue the day I […]

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Name that Ewe

A few years ago we bought a dog to work livestock. This year we bought livestock for the dog. The irony here is not lost on me. As The Pig Dog has grown, it’s become clear that we got very lucky: he’s the perfect dog […]

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Monday Miscellany: A Good Boar & Distracted Dog

And just like that, when we’d all but given up, spring has sprung! There’s rain and warmth and bugs — mosquitos, even — and glorious, oh-so-glorious sunshine; but also the familiar and very distinct feeling that we need to do all the things right now! […]

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The Pig Dog Turns One

I won’t lie. This post originally started out as a photo montage, but The Man warned me about halfway through its creation that I was very dangerously teetering into Crazy Dog Lady territory. And we can’t have that. I mean, I once texted my own […]

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Sneak Peek of Spring + Last Call for Early Bird Pricing

There’s nothing like an almost sixty degree day in the middle of January to alert you to the fact that your right boot seems to have developed a bit of a tear. Mid-January mud puddles are cold when they seep in and soak your wool […]

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Guinness Lamb Pies

It’s been just long enough since the last time we raised a demon bottle lamb, that I’m almost considering two or three for spring. Temporary insanity induced by adorable pictures of the last one, a relative lack of lamb in the freezer, and The Pig […]

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Little Things: Work Edition

The Pig Dog approaches everything with intense dedication and deeply genuine enthusiasm for the task at hand. His definition of work, of “a job” is so much looser than my own. And my own, is, in general, so much looser than that of society at […]

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The Pig Dog + Pity = Dog Biscuits From Scratch

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for The Pig Dog. On Thanksgiving he came in from his morning potty pitstop three legged and remained almost entirely non-weight bearing on his right hind leg until the middle of last week. He’s better now, but it […]

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The Pig Dog Meets Snow

The truth is he always looks like this. Utterly ebullient. The weather man promised rain, but as weather man promises go, this one was par for the course and yesterday we awoke to the better part of an inch of white clinging to every surface, […]

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The Pig Dog Gets An Education

What a mess it is here. Cold and wet. It snowed last night and a bit on and off today. The ground is still too warm to hold it, but it probably won’t be much longer before we see accumulation. I spent the morning on […]

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