Rose meets the lambs

I went out yesterday afternoon with the intention of taking the dogs for one last run when I heard lambs calling from a different section of the field than where they should be.  I walked down with Gel (almost falling on my ass on the slippery mud going down the hill) and sure enough, the […]

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A missing day?

I had high hopes for getting lots of things done today, but alas, was stuck in cookbooks, on-line reading recipes and making bread.  I almost threw away my sourdough starter yesterday.  It has been sitting on my counter top for quite a few days now.  I looked at it last night, smelled it (it smelled […]

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Brains vs. Beauty

This was the hot topic on Sheepdog-L last week.  There was an on-line article from a UK publication that said that purebred dogs are becoming dumber and dumber … Is the dumbness (if it indeed exists and I think it does) truly the result of breeding for purebred dogs or is there more involved here? […]

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The best laid plans …

Onyx decided that he was going to go missing yesterday morning.  He must have realized that I don’t check out his testicles (making sure both had dropped) without good reason.  When 12:00 rolled around and he still hadn’t reappeared, I called the vet to reschedule.  A few minutes after I hung up the phone, Onyx […]

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Lambing Dog

Gel is becoming a very useful lambing dog.  I’ve always used him when I had to work with ewes and lambs because he was the only dog I had who could do the job, but this year, I can see that he’s finally become very good at the job. We lost a lamb on Saturday […]

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I love my homeopath …

Just got off the phone with her and it never fails to amaze me how good I feel when I hang up.  There have been some recent changes in my life that I am not at liberty to discuss here.  There may come a time when I can discuss them, but not now. My homeopath […]

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Snow!

We got a dusting of snow last night.  It’s pretty.  I haven’t seen snow in several years now.  I don’t think Fern has ever seen it. Here it is almost 9:00 and I haven’t gone out to milk yet.  I think I’m still recovering from the emotional weekend.  I slept until 8:15 which is almost […]

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Organization and Cian update

I’ve decided to get my butt in gear and do some organization.  My pantry and kitchen cabinets are a disaster area.  My spare bedroom is the same way.  Time to get my life in better order.  I have everything out of my pantry and am going through it and throwing away things that I’ll likely […]

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