Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Sam the Groundhog

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day! 

That pesky prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning.  As if that's a surprise, and as if we couldn't figure out all on our own by looking at the calendar that we have 6 more weeks of winter left.  Of course, I'll take another 6 weeks of this weather:  it's been 67, 63 and 58 the last couple of days.  The weatherguessers say that's coming to an end this weekend with rain and maybe even a glancing blow of snow!  We definitely need it.

But groundhogs aren't all bad.  A long, long time ago in a land far away (okay, in Columbia, Missouri 100 miles from here), I had a furry friend of the groundhog persusasion that lived right outside my apartment.  I had sliding glass doors that opened from my living room out onto this little patio and just beyond that was an earth berm that "Sam" called his home.  It wasn't unusual for my friends and I to be hanging out and see Sam waddle right up to the door, sit on his haunches and look inside.  Yep, I had my very own groundhog peeper.  And I didn't mind because he was absolutely adorable.


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