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Monday, February 14, 2011

Meet Ben the Bulldog

This is Ben.  He's our new 10 week-old Bulldog puppy.  Yes, he really is this adorable.  He'll grow big & strong to protect the boys & I at the farm when my husband is gone...  And protect us all from the raccoons as well!  :-)


  1. Hey Ben, here's where I've been.

    There was a hill top
    where I used to see,
    all of my life's possibilities in front of me.
    Four decades later,
    I returned to see
    that none of it, would ever be.

    The Delaware River meanders gracefully down to the sea by journeying through the magnificently forested hills of The Catskills Mountains first. A lonesome train track follows it's meanderings, also heading south to the sea. I was 14 years old when I first climbed Seminary Hill and saw this splendid sight.

    There was a 30-foot statue of Jesus Christ on a cross high up on Seminary Hill. The image was ghostly against blackening skies, even more so during lightning storms. The Castle-like Seminary was spread out over the level acreage at the bottom of The Hill.

    Below the Seminary, lies the Town Of Callicoon and The Delaware River. I went way out of my way on a sunny day, about 6 or 7 years ago, to return to Seminary Hill, but I never anticipated the subsequent flood of emotions that resulted from looking down that river valley... and all of those years... again.

    Quite accidentally, not long after my return to Seminary Hill, a former seminarian from my class was put in touch with me, and even though we were once very close friends, I couldn't place him when we met again. He had none of the looks, characteristics, or mannerisms of the person that I once knew. He was kind enough to bring me up to date regarding fellow mates and such, but as he talked, I looked into his unfamiliar eyes and felt like I was back up on Seminary Hill, again... searching for the guy that I once knew.

  2. Oh, he is adorable! Of course, at this point, he would probably to play with the raccoons.

  3. Ben is adorable! Congrats on the new puppy and the new-to-you farmhouse.

  4. So cute! I hope he keeps away the raccoons for you :-)

  5. Oh gosh, he's adorable! Miss you!