Thursday, May 31, 2012

The grass is still greener...

Between the cool night temperatures and lack of rain our grass has been slow to come on this I'm still taking the sheep on "field trips". Today we went down to the neighbour's cabin. I'm getting smarter about this shepherding thing. Today I remembered bug spray, sunscreen...and my iPad - this is 2012 after all! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

If the grass is greener on the other side...

Get over to the other side of the fence!

Of course if you're going to spend the afternoon grazing sheep in the woods, it's nice to have provisions...

and great company.

Of course the funny thing about grass,

is that it really does seem

just a little greener

on the other side of anywhere - there's no satisfying sheep!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My view from the couch

Yep. This is it.

Oh sure, there's a TV back there...

but really...who cares when the entertainment is right in front of me....obviously? 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

They're back!

Remember Jake?

or Jack?

They're all grown up now, and both owned by mixed (sheep and cattle) farmers. They're here to be started and both are doing well. 



Glad to have you back boys!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A great start to the season.

Louanne, Naomi (Princess in training) and I headed down to Coldstream BC for Lee Lumb's Stirling Acres trial this past weekend. It's the first trial of the year, and it was great to see everyone again. 
As usual I never did get around to taking pictures at the trial...and as of today would love to know just where I left my camera...
However I can report that a good time was had by all. Flint came along for the ride and incredibly, got over his car sickness while travelling on BC highways.
Kate and I had a bit of disagreement on her first run and so I chose to end it early. She returned to her usual sweet self on day two and we finished fourth. 
This was Ben's first field trial, and well, you never quite know what's going to happen when they  leave your feet for the first time. Little Benny totally took it all in stride and came in second (behind first by one point) both runs for first over all. He's now qualified for the USBCHA finals, which leaves us the rest of the summer to enjoy trialling without any pressure. Along with the gorgeous trophy for Nursery Champion (thank you Schweb Contracting!) he also won "Best Outfield Work".

Ben and his loot - all in a days work.

Lovely weather, a VERY well run trial, visiting with the best of friends AND dogs that ran great...
what a way to start the season!