Saturday, April 30, 2011

Missing Lambing

Since we didn't have any lambs this year, I was feeling left out. So I visited my friend, Louanne the other day, and had a good look at her lambs.They are very tiny right now but they are either half Dorper or full Dorper so you know they will be growing big any time.There was someone else I was happy to see again.
Remember Bear from Grazerie Farms?He's all grown up and moved over to Louanne's Phantom Ridge Farm now with his very own flock.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Five Star Treatment

I guess it's all about who you know. I happen to know Sarah who is training to be a certified canine massage therapist.
She asked for some volunteers to practice on.
Do I have volunteers?!!!!
Unfortunately, she limited me to two.
I picked Bob and Hemp.Yesterday Sarah came out to give them their second massage.
Bob remembered the last one and as soon as he saw the mat, he laid down in the middle of it to tell her he was ready.Bob is 12 now and Sarah works on his old dog muscles.
Hard to tell if he likes it or not. Hemp gets a massage to help him relax since he is the most tense dog I have ever met.Yes. We decided it worked.Trust me. He's relaxed on the inside.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Everyone around Alta-Pete Farm loves Easter!
The chickens are glad that everyone quits nagging them about laying more eggs.It's the stupid bunny's problem today.

The sheep are happy to have a day offHEY! Leave that bow on there!
and Togo,he's happy to get to EAT the eggs!HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hubba Hubba

Our sheep have been without a ram for a year now.
Apparently they have decided it's time for a new one and have taken things into their own hands.
I found this picture and ad out by the barn:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back Outside

So much for the green grass!Don't worry about us too much though, it was 41F when I took this so it won't stick around long.

I trudged through the snow to check on the guardian dogs.
Look who's staying behind the fence!Togo was never much for wandering off the property so we didn't do any fence training with him but when Alaska came along, Togo took his new pack on the road.
SO we put them in a small pasture this week and... (cue the dramatic music) electrified the fence!

Alaska is sad.
She liked wandering.OK.
Not that sad.I think she'll recover.So the team is now guarding our property and only our property,And everything is as it should be.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Good Signs

Finally, the lake ice is melting,and the sheep are grazing (yes THEY are! There's green grass there. You just can't see it.
ok - you'll just have to trust me).

Spring must finally be here!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Forgive Us

Skid and I ask you to please forgive our writer's block this week.
We will return to our regularly scheduled programing soon.P.S. Do you like our new computer?
I got it for my birthday!
No - You cannot ask my age.