Warning: do not give lambs Internet access

I knew I shouldn’t have given those lambs wireless Internet access.  I mean, giving goats access is bad enough, I knew they’d do nothing more than surf the porn and joke-of-the date sites; but the lambs, they take Internet access to a higher level.  They must have read the post  that I wrote yesterday wherein I […]

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Glimpses of progress

We brought the 14 lambs and 9 goats down to the back pasture this morning.  I mowed the paths last night and had the fence all set.  All I needed to haul down there this morning was water.  I am truly amazed at how easy it is for my dogs to work these lambs.  Last […]

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Different Dogs

Stacey  asked via comment: “It’s interesting to think about the differences between Fern and Gel. I know many differences in stock dogs are attributed to their breeding, but how much of a difference do you think raising and training had in your dogs’ current working styles? If you had the knowledge that you have now, if […]

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Lambs!

We switched out the adult sheep for the lambs on Sunday.  It was more work than I expected it to be, but we got it done.  Gosh sheep are dirty!  The lanolin in their coats attracts dirt and when you pick them up or get in contact with them in any way, you end up […]

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Rescue Dogs

There’s a bit of a discussion going on Sheepdog-L which was started by an individual posting looking for a female Border Collie.  She said she wasn’t interested in a dog older than 6 months, wanted it to be small in size, rough coat, prick ears.  She further stated that the dog doesn’t have to be a […]

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Just some pictures

The Piedmont Border Collie newsletter editor asked for a photograph of Gel to use in their upcoming newsletter.  I have a million photographs of Gel, but do you think I could find one that I like when I needed it?  So I went out and took a few last night.  Got one I liked a […]

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Agility!

On Saturday morning, we went to Salisbury for an agility lesson.  I haven’t taken agility lessons in quite a while now and it was fun to be back.  Gel’s class was at 9:00 AM and it was a Sheltie Convention.  Gel was the only “other” breed.  The jump heights went from 16″ (for the Shelties) […]

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All critters accounted for

I was very glad to go down to where the sheep and goats are pastured and find the missing goat kid was actually in the ElectroNet with the rest of the critters.  I knew the fence wasn’t working properly yesterday morning, but I didn’t have time to mow the grass down to prevent it from […]

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