The Pointless Pursuit of Perfection: Dog Fence Edition

Posted by Kyle

As winter turns to spring, projects around the homestead are starting to ramp up. We are still buried by at least a foot of snow but the temps have been hovering around 0°C for the last week or so and it’s starting to melt :D:D:D

This past weekend, Bonnie and I tackled a little DIY dog fence expansion. You see, our dogs aren’t what you would call “good dogs.” They tend to run away at any chance they get (they are half husky after all). We (mistakenly) thought that the 3′ wire fence we installed in the summer last year would contain them (HA!) but turns out once the snow gets 18″ deep and the dogs bend the top down a little they can basically step over it. So after the 50th time they escaped we decided we needed to do something about it.

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Our Month, in Review

Posted by Bonnie + Kyle 

It’s hard to believe that we are through November already and Christmas is 3 weeks away. November was a typically busy month for us with the added stress of a toddler’s birthday party thrown in the mix. Big H celebrated her 2nd birthday in November and Little H continues to grow like a weed. He has officially surpassed Kyle’s baby stats and Kyle is almost 6’5″ – NHL, here he comes!

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How To Make Fresh, Homemade Dog Food

An alternative to a store bought pet food diet

Posted by Bonnie

Before I started making my own dog food this year, I had tried them on a number of store bought formulas. I’m talking, probably 6-8 different kinds. With grain, grain free, mid range price points, the most expensive the store had to offer.

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Yummy, Treats in My Tummy! How To Make Fresh and Healthy Dog Treats

Who doesn’t like giving their dogs treats, amIright? These guys are part of the family and we want to feed them like it.

Posted by Bonnie

Well ok, treats in our dogs’ tummies. Who doesn’t like giving their dogs treats, amIright? I can feel the gratitude from my dogs when they receive a treat – but all three of our dogs have struggled with weight gain after spay and neuter, and controlling what they eat is important to me. These guys are part of the family and we want to feed them like it. There are a lot of really great natural treats for dogs on the market right now but nothing is more fresh than something made in your own kitchen. We are fortunate in that our pets don’t have any allergies… but what if they did? I recently saw a call out from a local pet rescue requesting donations of treats to sell at a bake sale and wanted to contribute. It was important to me to donate products that people could feel confident feeding their pets by avoiding the use of wheat and making some free of dairy as well – Both very common allergies in dogs of all sizes and breeds.

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