Well This year I have decided I have gone long enough with no garden or flowers. So earlier I was doing some planting and just wanted to share one of the new flowers I found. I think it is just the best.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ok I need some advise, moral support, input something. For you that don't know me I started in this great venue of herding about 5 yrs ago. A year in I bought a 2yr old dog that got me into herding. We trialed for a few years until this year. He is now 7 yrs old. Never could get past the novice class with him. Having no sheep didn't help either. I now have a 3 yr old that I have spent a lot of time with and who has more potential then he does. I was just going to retire him and keep him. But lately I have been thinking alot about the fact he still has several good working years left. He would make a good farm dog. The biggest drawback is he has a a lot of quirks. He eats crates, licks walls, attacks my other dog not viciously but if something sets him off he runs and grabs her muzzle to the point she cowers from him. Here lays the problem, should I try to find someone that can work him (for which he would be happy with) or just keep him for my own selfish reasons. He is a very loving dog and I know he is totally connected to me but is that reason to keep him and not let him do what he knows. I have asked the person I got him from to let me know if he comes upon someone that might work and I will see where I am at that time. I just don't know.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Have you ever wondered what good cute little black sheep are. Well out here in the west the commercial sheep operations use them as counters. For every 1000 sheep there is one black one. When your running 1000 to 30,000 or more sheep you have to have some way to know about how many sheep you have. Just something I picked up at my last job. Where I learned more about sheep than what I wanted to at the time. So I will leave you on this Monday with that bit of trivia.