There is a new face on the farm...
and he's traded in his fancy collar for a fluorescent orange color
to match the rest of the pack.
It's Chester, the huge-eared wonder dog.
Yes, Chester has landed here on the farm and it will be his forever home.
You might remember that Chester was Tyler and his Mommy's new puppy
at the end of the summer.
Why is he now living on the farm?
It's hard to keep an active breed of dog in an apartment...
especially when everyone is gone all day long...
and a nasty neighbor threatened bodily harm.
And so, dear Chester, an adolescent now, will spend the rest of his days here on the farm.
I have to admit... he's struck it rich.
Farm life is a great life for dogs.
Chester has already proven himself to be farm-worthy.
He is respectful of the animals.
He follows the rest of the pack as though they have always been his very own pack...
and has designated himself to be Hubbs' shadow.
He is a smart little fellow
who will have the benefit of wise old teachers... especially Oakley!
And Annie couldn't be happier.
Finally there is someone for her to play with that has her energy level.
Chester is officially a puppy in training.
He is going to be a wonderful farm dog in no time.
He's already learned so many valuable lessons...
like the fact that duck poop paté is a delicacy!
We've been thinking of adding to our family, but were hesitant because of Oakley.
He's getting old and we did not want him to have to get used to a new dog.
When Annie first came to live on the farm, Oakley became very depressed.
But in this situation, Oakley already knows Chester
since he has spent several weekends here in the past.
And luckily, he seems to care less that Chester is here once again.
Stay tuned for lots of Chester adventures!
Yesterday took me to my favorite bison farm.
I love looking at these majestic creatures.
Years ago we switched from beef to locally grown, humanely raised bison.
Trips to the bison farm are always a treat!