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I know now for sure; God has a sense of humor — 14 Comments

  1. My dog does the same as Spencer. Sometimes I think she is chewing her nails (they do need to be clipped). It is funny to watch them try to clean the back feet. Shows you how much more agile dogs are than older owners like me, lol.

  2. YAY!!! Panels powering up….lard being rendered….and Spencer taking care of business. Those webbed Lab toes need extra care….what a smart guy! Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

  3. Miss Jackie, I keep saying our little long hair dachshund dogs have a very large vocabulary of words they understand. When Sharon tells me dinner is ready, if I don’t come to the dining room at once, one will come and nudge me with his nose. If I don’t respond he will jump up take my hand very gently and try to lead me to the table. Then he runs to my chair looks at me and whines till I get up and move. Last night we had a leak from the kitchen sink, and hadn’t noticed it. When they got wet feet one came to me, nudged my leg jumped and took hold of my hand and tried to lead me to the kitchen, then walked to the puddle looked at it, looked me in the eye, back to the puddle and wagged his tail and whined until we cleaned it up. Our pets can be pretty smart and can communicate with us without human words. I love hearing about your homestead daily life. I make lard as you described. Rick in Pa.

    • When my Mother placed the silverware on the table their dog would go alert my Dad it was time to go to the table.

      • Yes they are so smart. Too smart! When it’s bedtime, Will finishes listening to the weather and the dogs start dancing around. They know next comes bedtime and Spencer ALWAYS comes over to Will in the bed to say goodnight and get a pet.

  4. I would love to hit the lard jackpot like that! Wishing you many sunny days ahead. Thanks for the update!

    • I about did the happy dance! I gave one box to a friend who was out of lard and I still have about 45 pounds yet to render. I believe in sharing the wealth.

    • I made biscuits and gravy for dinner tonight and boy what biscuits they were; about three inches fluffed up! Yum.