What a great day!!!!

Wally and I have decided that we’d like to be able to do sheepdog demos every day of the week.  We had such a good time yesterday. After doing the morning demo, which was relatively uneventful, we came back to the house, did a few chores, took showers and went to visit his mother.  While […]

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Venison Bonaza!

Yesterday, in between doing demos, we picked up three buckets of deer organs, including the stomachs and intestines.  I removed the intestines and disposed of them and packed up the livers, kidneys and hearts in separate containers.  Then I removed the stomach contents and packed up the linings.  It was a nasty project, but the […]

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Demos, demos, demos.

The dogs are all flat out tired and I’m feeling about the same.  I wish someone would put me in a crate so I could sleep.  It all went well today and the people really enjoyed seeing the dogs work.  The Charlotte Observer did a big story on the Christmas Tree Farm (Santa’s Forest) so […]

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What I have to be thankful for.

Wally, he’s a wonderful friend; a very special man; one in a million.  I’m blessed to have him in my life. My dogs, all three of them, even though yesterday I was ready to ship Fern off to an agility home. My cats, all of them too (I think).  They keep the rodent (and bird) […]

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Fern

Oh, she’s testing me.  The episode on Tuesday with the sheep and the buck (who is now living in quarters separate from the does and that’s where he’ll stay) shook her confidence. If I ever get another puppy, never, ever again will I put it on stock any younger than a year old.  I’ll do […]

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Back to the drawing board

I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do about training.  I had a plan yesterday and it went south (north, west and east).  Maybe it’s best not to have a plan. As I write this, I’m eating homemade yogurt with fruit, including peaches that I canned this year.  Oh, it’s good.  I only have […]

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Small courses.

Just got back in from feeding the guard dogs and running the Border Collies.  We ran through the large, flat field that I mentioned in my last post and it got me thinking about the small course I have set at the Christmas Tree Farm.  I then realized, running the dogs, especially Gel, on a […]

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The Plan …

I have to bring the pressure canner to be checked this morning at 10:00 and while I’m in that area, I need to go to Wal-Mart to pick up some soda for Wally (he’s having a holiday lunch at work tomorrow). When I get home, I’ll drive down to the far back field (20+ mowed, […]

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Time to stop being a whimp!!!

Got out and worked all three dogs twice.  Not sure who’s brain is more fried, mine or the dogs.  I have found that the shedding practice, for some reason, is improving Gel’s driving.  Maybe it’s just a fluke. Split is going to learn her flanks quicker than Fern.  She was flanking excessively while working the […]

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