Training Notes

Wally and I brought Sarah down with us to bring up the sheep.  As we walked down there I said to him that I hoped one of us wouldn’t be having to walk back up to get another dog.  The good thing was that we didn’t have to wear muck boots to get down there.  […]

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Setting fence and working dogs

I don’t think I got a lick of sleep last night.  I don’t know what got into me.  I worked yesterday from 8:30 to 5:30, but that shouldn’t have had anything to do with it.  Weird. As a result, I slept in until 8:30.  Something almost unheard of for me.  I got out, fed the […]

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A beautiful thing …

I only have a few minutes because I need to get my butt in gear and get out and milk and then haul sheep down back because I need to be in work at 8:30 today (groaning!). Last night I went down by myself to get the sheep.  It was raining lightly and I had […]

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Thoughts on working.

As I write this, it is 9:30 AM and I’ve got the goats milked and put up, the ElectroNet reset and the sheep put up.  The dogs have been fed and I had to go back down to the ElectroNet to get the Pygmy goat who is temporarily residing with us.  I had forgotten that […]

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Success with Kess!

I worked all three dogs yesterday and I am very pleased to say that Kessie worked the best.  Fern wasn’t bad, she just wasn’t her usual self.  Gel was okay, but he spent a good amount of time with his nose to the ground sniffing Rose pee. Rotten Horn Dog! I made an appointment for […]

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Unpleasant tasks!!!!

I’m in the process of getting my expenses re-entered into Quicken so I can get my taxes done.  What a boring, tedious task.  I try to commit myself to doing at least an hour of it every day, but it doesn’t always happen.  The computer guy was unable to retrieve the information off the hard […]

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Training notes

Agility went well, even though I was a little bit late.  I felt like Gel and I were running more as a team.  That’s a good thing given that his mind is on other things.  Rose is in heat.  He’s working well around her, but I can tell he’s not altogether there.  It’s almost time […]

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Slam-packed weekend, as usual!

We spent a good part of Saturday just running around.  I wanted to go to a feed store in Statesville to pick up some Western-grown alfalfa for the goats.  I was told the bales weighed 80 pounds so I figured they’d last a long time.  They had better given they cost $16/each.  I cringed when […]

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Sheep

Picked up the sheep that was for the dogs this morning.  Surprisingly, he dressed out at just 10 pounds more than the younger sheep.  I would have thought he would have dressed out at closer to 100 pounds, but I guess the wool was deceptive. I packaged up the quarters and put them in the […]

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Crazy Fern!

Last night, I went to bed a bit early and asked Wally if he’d put the dogs up before he went to bed.  The dogs are crated in a room right outside my bedroom.  This is in an effort to keep any ticks that may come off them contained.  The room they are in is […]

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