Tuesday, April 23, 2013


We are preparing to hit the road again for our annual trip.
The guardians have gotten suspicious.
Even though they love their farm sitters (donuts go a long way to soothe them),
they hate it when mommy goes away.
Hey!  You guyz!
Get away from that camper!
Don't you have some sheep to be guarding?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bringing Up Baby

Try, otherwise known as The Sweet Baby, or Try-Baby, (ok, Scott would NEVER call him that, but he does answer to it), is 7 months old now.
He's at that in between stage for border collies - not old enough for training but desperately looking for something to occupy his border collie mind.
It leads to him doing things he probably shouldn't do.
So, Scott suggested, that I not start "training" him on sheep, but just gently coax him to start moving around them in the round pen.
At first he just wanted to put the sheep on the fence and hold them there,
 But with some gentle coaxing, he finally agreed to go around them.
So now what?
More of the same.
Some practice,
some developing,
and some growing up with no pressure.
But now he's got something to do.
(thanks to Amanda Labadie for the pictures!)