Browsing Bliss Awaits You

It appears you're using Internet Explorer or an early version of Edge, which is a bit like watching a black-and-white TV with "rabbit ears." You're missing symmetry, joy and actual knowledge — not only here on my website but across the internet. I suggest you upgrade to Chrome or Firefox. You’ll discover a lot more nature, maybe even actual rabbit ears.

— Bryan


Puppy Adventures for the Pandemic

On January 18, 2020, as the new coronavirus was first appearing here in North America, an English Shepherd name Allie, living on hill farm in Vermont, gave birth to eight puppies. The biggest of her litter, a lovable goof his breeders named Moose, would go on to join us here in Montpelier. His name is Odin.

Ever since he arrived, Odin Briar has helped us survive the plague (while certainly adding to its challenges). He is the son of Stillwater Allagash (Allie) of Flying Bird Farm and Center Farm Wyeth Beckwith. Odin is named for the Norse god (who seems to be an all-purpose deity) and for Odonata. But by any name or lineage, Odie is joy. And joy is what we need during a pandemic. So here below are three options for your puppy joy (at a distance).

Hashtag Odie

Now trending: Odin in various states of napping (and not getting full value from his puppy bed).