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A new chain store … and why I broke up with my hairdresser

A new chain store … and why I broke up with my hairdresser

FISHER Progress hurts, especially for local businesses. But keep your hurt feelings to yourself. After all, who wants to sit in the chair of an angry man with scissors? (PREMIUM content)

The coyotes are back and their dining habits can be a problem

The coyotes are back and their dining habits can be a problem

FISHER However, our golden retriever should be big enough by the spring to pose a threat to any hungry coyotes ($$)

Time for a herd head-count. ‘Is that you Bessie?’

Time for a herd head-count. ‘Is that you Bessie?’

FISHER Cattle will wander but they can also be lured back – as long as you know what you’re actually dealing with($$)

To hunt or not to hunt, that is the question

FISHER A true hunter gives the animal a fighting chance. It’s as though the universe has to offer the animal up to the hunter or it just isn’t fair ($$)

A Secret Santa challenge to one and all

FISHER Holiday gift-giving isn’t supposed to induce panic. Let’s all scale back, reconnect, celebrate memories and build new traditions ($$)

Spring ahead, fall back, stumbling around in search of sunlight

FISHER It’s time to get yourself a bottle of vitamin D supplements and pull your reading chair a little closer to the window ($$)

Saying goodbye to the farm animals is difficult

FISHER You can tell me they’re simple animals and they aren’t thinking anything, but I know better. I’ve seen cows express frustration, sorrow, contentment, delight

Furry fire alarms to the rescue

FISHER: The barn cats prove their value when fire breaks out on the farm, just as they did when the basement flooded

Discovering the wonder of the off-leash park

FISHER (Troy Media) Once inside the gates, the quarreling stopped as dogs big and small bounded across the green grass side by side

Life lessons from Grandma, gathered over 102 years

FISHER (Troy Media) To the end, she still enjoyed a love story, the occasional chocolate bar and an alcoholic drink (for medicinal purposes!) each day

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