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On Vacation (In Theory)

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

On Pasture usually takes a week-long break about this time every year. This year, the plan was to pack up our camper, and head to a “dark-sky” spot a couple hours south and east of Tucson with my Mom and Dad in their motor home. It’s hot here now, so we were just going to […]

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A Wildfire Comes to Tucson

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

For the past week we’ve been watching the Bighorn Fire in the mountains a few miles north of our house. It was started by a lightning strike one evening that turned into a small fire by morning. Over the next few days the fire grew and spread. Strong winds came up and the fire took […]

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Learning From Mistakes

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  No Comments

The year I turned 18 was not a comfortable one between my Dad and me. I was at that stage where I knew everything. Dad was at that stage where he knew how much I didn’t know and, being the worrier he is, he was probably worried about what was ahead of me. I remember […]

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Where Do You Go to Get Good Animal Health Advice?

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  The Scoop  /  1 Comment

I’ve just started reading a really great blog: Memoirs of a Country Vet. The author, David E. Larsen, DVM, ran a mixed vet practice for 40 years in Sweet Home, Oregon, treating people’s pets and their livestock both. He retired in 2016 and now he’s sharing stories of the work he did, the people he […]

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