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Nestled near the Southwest Mountains near Charlottesville, VA, Blue Dog Farm is an idyllic small place with a small custom-designed farmhouse. Keswick, VA is a land of rolling horse farms and vineyards. The spot is perfect for some type of small-farm operation… which Brian and Karie have yet to decide on. Gracie thinks it is a great spot to frolic, wallow, and poop.




Gracie is a Romanian Root Hound. She actually came from Romania where she was owned by an eccentric old man named Dr. Acula.

Ok… that’s a lie. She is a mutt… but it’s so trendy to have some poofy made up breed like SharpaShitzu or Snickerdoodle… or ParisHilton… so we did it too.

She is NOT a rescue. We did not climb down an embankment and dive into a roaring river to save her from a washed-away log. We got her at The Used Dog Store… also know as a the Pound. She is a used dog. Someone didn’t want her.

We did.

Sometimes the sun hits her shiny black coat just right and she looks a bit blue.

Yeah, we know there is a famous Blue Dog from the world of art but go screw. This is OUR Blue Dog.

Blue DOg Farm Brian



Brian is now a gentleman farmer. Well, the gentleman part is kind sketchy…but then again so is the farmer part. He really is a City Boy but is off on a new adventure. He pretends the rows of corn are tenement housing.

The dude writes booksNot Bukowski is his second with mostly words.

He has appeared on stage both as a comic and as a microphone stand, all dependent if his jokeswere funny or not. (That one wasn’t. Mic stand!)

He also is an award-winning photographer person. He has had pictures in Smithsonian Magazine. And in the Post Office.

He won a bake sale once too. He’s a mediocre painter. And a web and design guy.




Karie has wanted to return home to Virginia since she left more than 30 years ago. 

Now she has. 

She also wanted to live on her own farm. 

Now she does.

She promises to add more details here as she remembers them.

She will.


News, Recipes, and Blog (Diary)

Diary Entry for Day 175: “!”

Dear Diary: Along with my buddy of yore, eTodd, I used to own the domain exclamation-point.com. No longer needed we let it expire. Today I checked on it. It showed scantily clad Japanese women rubbing their arms along with a more »

Otter Boy: The Novel – Chapter 1

    The crowd was loud and chatty. iPhones played iTunes. The sun shined and glimmered off the water and onto the sides of the building in cosmic, rippling patterns. The gate slowly opened. Very slowly. It creaked. A few pool-goers more »

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