Adventure, Alison Colby-Campbell, Alisons Brain4rent, animal welfare, Animals, brain4rent, gnu, Humor, photography, suburban myth, Uncategorized, wildebeest in suburbia

Suburban Myth – What’s Gnu in small town Massachusetts

I defy anyone from having a more bizarre experience than Jon and I did today.

Birdwatching, Nature sanctuaries, Nature walks, photography, Uncategorized

In Search of 300lb Chickadees

With a start and heavy heart, I realized why, despite the endless supply of birdseed, one never sees a 300lb chickadee.

Alison Colby-Campbell, Animals, Baking with duck eggs, brain4rent, Duck eggs, Ducks

The Truth About Duck Eggs, Hay Bales, and Snow Banks as High as a Moose Eye.

After a failed maple syrup expedition in New Hampshire, we could have died when a tractor in front of us kept dropping hay bales into the street narrowed by very high snow banks. We dodged the second bale and then thought "we must save others" and pulled alongside the truck on a straight-away country road to… Continue reading The Truth About Duck Eggs, Hay Bales, and Snow Banks as High as a Moose Eye.

animal welfare, Animals, brain4rent, Bunnies, Life Lessons, miracles, pets, Rabbits

My Senior Moments with the Great White Bunny Revisited

Domestic rabbits live on average 7-11 or 8-12 years depending on the source of your information, the breed (larger rabbits have shorter lives), genetics, and lifestyle of the bunny. I always use the 8-12 year range to quote to people in the hope they’ll understand the long term promise they’ll be making when they say: “Yes, let’s take that one home.”

Animals, Bunnies, Garden of Eden, Loss of a pet, pets

Paradise Lost – Every Time We Lose A Pet

Today I am mad at Adam and Eve. If they hadn’t screwed up I would be a happy, skinny vegetarian living in endless health along with my pets and human loves.

brain4rent, Humor, ideas, Life Lessons, pets, photography, Uncategorized

Our Trek Out of Darkness – 8 Surprisingly Useful Things to Have When the Power Goes Out

I do not like pitch darkness. I sleep with a light on somewhere down the hall and leave shades open to catch early sunlight. But tonight I awoke to absolute darkness and a familiar if slowly recognized noise. And through my lonesome experience in the wee hours of the morning, I’ve come to value the tools that are surprisingly useful when the lights go out.

Animals, birds, Family, Life Lessons, Nature, photography, Seasons, Uncategorized

Give Me the Bird – Birding & Bird Calls in New England

“Obviously a birder?” No I’m not. I just notice stuff flying around me and I use a telephoto lens to compare native birds to the illustrations in my Golden Books Birds of North America guide and to figure out who’s singing what.

animal welfare, Animals, brain4rent, Bunnies, Family, Foster care for animals, pets, Rabbits, Uncategorized

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1

“...it can be the most rewarding thing to give someone a second chance at a happy life."  ~From Finally Home~”  ―    Elizabeth  Parker . . We visited the Flemish Giants at MSPCA Nevins Farm in Methuen. The 14 baby rabbits and their 3 parents, surrendered after a misguided attempt at Easter rabbit sales (UGH!), held court in… Continue reading Hopping Down the Bunny Trail – Moving Toward Rabbit Adoption Pt 1