Sage Hound Farm

Life on the Farm

Shooting for the Petco Calendar

"Would you like to work with Petco to help create images for their 2018 calendar? It will be a paid shoot (YAY!) and you would need to travel." said the email from Caitlyn at HeartSpeak. Of course I am paraphrasing, but I was more than excited to put my name in the hat for a chance to be chosen. Not only was it a paid shoot, but I would have an opportunity to work with key Petco employees and their dogs (plus 2 amazing hairless...


The Fence: The Process and Final Result!

It's finished! I absolutely love it! Not only does it look great, but it also keeps all of the troublemakers, namely Marty, in the yard and out of trouble. To find out the backstory on why we had such an urgent need for the fence check out part one of the story. As you can see below, we have a huge 16' gate with a horse panel attached to make sure nobody gets out. It is wide enough that we can fit a big truck or long...


Outdoor Gear Review – Grip Tex Dog Boots

We had our first dusting of snow and were able to give Marty's new dog boots a try. This was perfect since we didn't want to start off on some long hike and find out they didn't work or gave him sores. So, this morning we suited Marty up for a test run.   These are the Ruffwear Grip Trex Dog Boots. We have used them a couple of times but usually just for one foot due to an injury so this was the first opportunity we...


The Fence Part 1: The Beginning

The Incident "Excuse me! I need to talk to you!" I hear my neighbor yelling from the alfalfa field across from my house. She is standing on the ground holding her horse and for some reason I now have a pit in my stomach.  I call for Marty and he comes running. I'm not sure which direction he has come from and hoping it is not from the front of the house.  As I rush to put my shoes on and yell back to my neighbor...


Happy Chickens Equal Yummy Eggs

In our neighborhood the most visible farm animal is the cow with a close second being the horse. Now, as you may or may not know, the animal I want to add to our farm first are chickens. So, I am always driving past the local farms looking for chickens and chicken coops. Imagine my utter delight when I turned a corner one day and found happy chickens doing this:   Chickens running free in a huge pasture with these huge dome-shaped chicken coops. They were definitely...


Turn Garbage into Gold: Compost

Compost equals gold Having 5 acres in the middle of farm country means you need to know how to garden or at least look like you know what you are doing. So being the perfectionist that I am, I decided to do some research and what I found above all else, is that I need to compost. Especially since the ground we live on is not a rich and fertile soil. The added nutrients from my compost will provide a suitable environment for growing our vegetables...