It's Official!

It’s official! We have formally adopted Gizmo, the lhasa apso, from the neighbor. He’s been staying with us for the past few days and we have all become very attached. I took him down to visit his mom yesterday and she told me that she had to get rid of him as her husband did not want Giz coming back inside in the winter and she realized that she just could not take care of him properly. It was a bittersweet moment.

Here is a shot of Giz and Bee having a puppy hug in the midst of a play session

Here is a shot of Giz and Bee having a puppy hug in the midst of a play session


Tomorrow I drive to Santa Fe

Echoes of the ancients
unravelling amongst the vigas
digging in the ditches dug
300 years ago
my life unfolding before me
bringing itself to my undying attention
showing me where my faults lie
shedding light upon my strength
bringing me closer to that which is myself
in all my incantations and incarnations of being
today I watered my garden
tomorrow I drive to Santa Fe


Well folks, I did it again. Another learning experience with WordPress. I deleted a database table that I shouldn’t have deleted and am just fortunate that I found an xml backup on my hard drive. Of course I found the sql backup right after that. But alas, it was too late. So here we are…. It feels kind of good to have another freshish start, and it gives me a little project to work on. It is now the witching hour(3am), though, and I think it is time for a little folding of the hands(sleep)…

The New Look

I have been contemplating changing themes lately, mainly because the LonelyTree theme does not want to properly nest comments. That is really my only gripe with the theme, and other than that, I think that the folks at Gauson Designs have done a great job. The Hybrid theme, which i am using now, is one that I have had my eye on for a while. I like the clean, minimalist look, and the flexibility of the theme. I will be experimenting with it over the next few weeks, so don’t be surprised if you see things disappearing and popping up elsewhere on the site. One thing that I’ve just noticed is that the Flickr Gallery(great plugin, by the way) page is not loading properly now. I don’t know if that is due to the new theme or not and will look into that over the next few days.

I have been very busy with daily life as of late and have not had much time to devote to this blog. What with work and Spring(Planting time!) I am lucky if I get everything done in a day, even with cutting sleep to about 6 hours on most nights. Se la vie. I am having a wonderful time with it all, so I do not mind:”Give a man a task and he will be content.” as the saying goes.

Last week I finally got to irrigate on my day off, and during the daylight hours too! Bodie and I made a lot of progress on the ditches in the yard, and soon I will be able to focus more on actual gardening now that the water is getting to where it needs to go and NOT getting to where it shouldn’t be. All of the trees are now gettings properly flooded. The evergreens are particularly thankful for this as they have been battling the bark beetle and the extra water will allow them to produce more sap to push the buggers out. The wheat and alfalfa growing wild in the yard have crested two feet now and do not look to be planning to slow down any time soon.

Well, I’d best get back to that daily life business I referred to as I’ve a bit more floor shining to do before work. Signing off for now…

Hunger and Hope

In honor of this day I am re-posting a previous poem that I feel is appropriate to the occasion. I hope that this is not a cop-out. It probably is, and I will probably write a new piece to go with the occasion, but it is 11:35PM on “Bloggers Unite For Hunger and Hope” day and I want to post something before midnight and I want it to be good. Is it because I care or because I am vain? I do not know the answer. I eat one meal a day and live on trail mix and beef jerky the rest of the time lately. I know what it is to hunger, and I know what it is to hope against all odds. I have lived from day to day not knowing where my next meal will come from. I have eaten from trash cans. I have been homeless and destitute. Still, I have never starved, nor suffered from exposure beyond my body’s ability to bear in health. So here are a few words of hope and hunger for a better, more just world.

“I will Sing You a Dream”

Archetypal images
arising in my thoughts
dancing in my dreams
From whence do they come?
To what do they speak?
These answers I know
within myself
They are my own
they speak to me
Handed down
from my ancestors
from the dawn of man
and before there was time
The dream is speaking
It has it’s own language
speaks it’s own truth
follows it’s own design

These things I know
I cannot tell you how
or why
but if you take my hand
I will show you
I will sing you a dream
I will play the heartbeat on my drum
fill the shadows with my violin
paint the sky with my voice
I will fill the void with my flute
and raise the tide with sound of digiridoo

This dream I will paint for you
I will build a bridge for you
to walk across
between the worlds
as I am carried along
the dreamer and the dream
entwined as one
I will dream a path
as the path dreams me