Suzanne Clothier’s Blog

February 22, 2014

When Is a Refrigerator Like a Morgue?

At a farm show many years ago, I came across Nok Out, an odor eliminator which is better than anything I’ve ever seen (and believe me, […]
February 22, 2014


“I wish there were no weeds in our garden!” But as I plucked the offending plants, I realized that my weed-free fantasy would not be a […]
February 22, 2014

The Wulf-Spiders arrive!

It’s going to be a great summer, with a brand new litter of four pups to raise and enjoy. On June 19, our lovely girl Spider […]
February 22, 2014

The Day Dinner Came Early

Looks like winter’s grip on the farm is loosening. The redwinged blackbirds are back, staking out their territories with their distinctive calls. I saw a killdeer […]
February 22, 2014

Springing, Freshening

In the lexicon of farmers who spend their days with cattle, there are poetic descriptions. A first time mother-to-be is a “springing heifer.” A cow with […]
February 22, 2014

Snow Blind, I See More

The snow is fiercely beautiful in its silent demand that we abandon our restless, hurtling ways of moving too quickly through the moments, always racing elsewhere […]
February 22, 2015

On Thanksgiving Eve

The door slams, over and over as John rushes in and out, trying to make our world a better place. In each slam, I hear the […]
February 22, 2015

MOOvin Right Along – Part 1

In a household that already contains 11 dogs, a kitten, 3 tortoises, 2 parrots, a pair of parakeets and a tank of fish, you’d think adding […]
February 21, 2016

Flipping Over Frozen Pee

Every season brings new adventures. One fine winter not too long ago, I found myself developing a new technique for dealing with a pee accident. At […]
February 21, 2016

A Flying Finish

Labor Day hasn't yet arrived, and still, here I am, contemplating the days left in the year and how they will be measured out. If only […]
July 3, 2017

The puppies are here!

Our lovely young dog Cassie (Hawks Hunt’s Redwing) delivered 8 beautiful pups on Sunday morning, June 25. While we wish her c-section had not been necessary, […]
July 31, 2017

Real time

This afternoon, with all fed, settled, watered and no one needing me, I laid down with the eight puppies in the shade. No more work or […]