Ticks and things …

Can I tell you how much I hate ticks?  My dogs (and cats) do not get fleas, or if they do, it’s only on rare occasions.  I know fleas are out there, Kitty and Rose came with quite a collection.  I washed Kitty and Rose with peppermint castile soap which killed all of the fleas.  […]

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Kitty and Rose Rock!

We had bad storms last night.  I was told we received about five inches of rain in a few hours.  The storm was so violent, it kept me awake from about 1 to 3 AM.  Then around 5 AM I heard Kitty and Rose barking up a storm.  I got up, got Gel, grabbed a flashlight and headed […]

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It’s raining! It’s pouring!

Tropical Storm Fay finally made her way up here to the Carolinas and we are getting some much needed rain.  I went out early this morning and put up a heavy duty tarp between the two large pine trees in the fenced-in area and Gel and I separated the goats from the sheep and put […]

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Choices

Sunday was a busy day. I picked up Wally at his house at about 6:20 AM. We had breakfast then drove to the mountains to get Kitty’s sister Rose. They were milking while we were there so we hung around and watched for a while. I went home with a gallon of fresh milk which […]

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Factory farming to no sheep dog trials?

Recently on the sheepdog list a woman posted this link  which is a petition to increase the required cage space for chickens, pigs and calves raised for veal.  The first post in response was from a man who said not to support this organization (HSUS) because if they had their way, there’d be no dog trials, […]

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Men, relationships and dating

Whatever relationship I had with Marcus beyond exchanging stock with him is over.  It actually has been for quite a while now.  For the longest time I grieved and fretted over it, but I’ve since come to the conclusion it is for the better.  I will forever be in debt to Marcus because it was […]

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Sorting

I think that sometimes the work that you need to do with your dogs tends to present itself as needed.  On the way home from work last night I stopped and got some alfalfa forage and goat minerals.  The plan was to separate the sheep from the goats, putting the goats up in the fenced-in […]

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More thoughts on rescues

When I had decided that I was going to take the plunge and get a livestock guard dog (“LGD”), I filled out an application with Carolina Great Pyrenees rescue. A few days after I submitted the application, I heard from a woman who worked with the rescue. We talked for a while and she had […]

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