Paw-fect Holiday Traditions
The holiday season is full of great food, parties, family time, and ugly sweaters—and not just for people! We love including our pets in our seasonal celebrations, so we asked our HRN community to share some of the holiday traditions they share with their pets. They're sure to get a round of appawse!
How to Feed Your Dog Like You Feed Yourself
When we first met Erica Harte, the proud pet parent of Italian Greyhound and Chihuahua mix Baxter and the subject of our second episode of our Like Farmer, Like Dog podcast, she was still navigating how to balance Baxter’s picky palate with his nutritional needs. Though she had taken care of him for two years by that point, Baxter’s rescue background had him accustomed to a less-than-ideal diet.
From Rural Dog, to Urban Dog
Urban farmer Erica Harte (of Randall's Island Urban Farm) and her 7-year old Italian greyhound chihuahua mix, Baxter, both originally got their agricultural start in northern Maine. "I got to really learn about how a more homestead style, traditional farm operates," says Erica, "and all the ins and outs of that, which was an amazing experience."