Debbie has been a great home for Maverick and Aspen her two weenies from Chile Acres. Recently the dogs have decided to take up racing. Here on the farm we are proud of them for undertaking both a physcial activity and a sport! Our farm weenies chase kitties and an occasional chicken if given half a chance but I don’t think they can keep up with these two. Thanks Debbie for loving and caring so much for these little heartbreakers:)
What kind of people have our puppies? People that send us pictures, cards, and call us about their dogs! We know where every puppy ends up and we take them back if the owner is unable to care for them. WE even board them if the owner has to leave town. Nothing but the best for our little friends. Of course we breed very, very, very, rarely too.
The litter from last year out of Hajji Baba and Mariah (aka Freckles) has hit their first birthday. Here is a picture of one of the celebrants in their birthday suit and a hat!
Here is our birthday cake recipe for dogs:
1 pound ground meat
1 4oz container of Fromage Blanc Barn Goddess Goat Cheese
2 all natural Chile Acres eggs
1 tsp garlic powder
Mix together and bake in a small round cake pan for an hour then cool.
1 4oz package of Barn Goddess Plain Goat Cheese
3 tablespoons ketchup
Whip together until smooth and spread over cooled cake. Don’t set it on the table until all of the dogs have on their party hats or someone may sneak in and grab a quick bite. Salukis are notorius sneak thieves!
Well if you have sheep and you like to weave and spin your own yarn there comes a day for shearing. We located Kelly through some friends at Bales Hay Sales and asked him to come out and shear the girls. By the time I got out my camera he was half way done with Cousin It! Kelly is a champion competition shearer. He can shear in 3 minutes or less! I am not sure the sheep even know what happened to them. They didn’t even make a bow “peep” or squabble about the situation.
Rhiannon, our Celtic Sheep, has Dribbles the orphan goat for her stall companion. Dribbles was quite distressed that Rhiannon was being denuded and kept trying to join us in the pen to comfort her buddy. We are worried that Dribbles thinks she is a sheep. Another demented and confused critter on the farm! The reunion was heartfelt by all and the sheep were all done in less than 15 minutes from Kelly’s arrival. They milled about looking at each other as if they didn’t recognize their buddies! We try not to giggle too much about the new haircuts/style. Hats off to Kelly–or Fleece Off–cuz the fleece was flying!
Don’t you laugh! These gals are rather sensitive about the bad hair day!
Last week we made a visit to the northern and cooler part of the state. At the Grand Canyon there is a tower made of local rock and if you climb the winding stairs you are rewarded with Native artwork. Imagine how happy we were to see the ancestors of our beloved sheep and goats!
We were missing them back at home with their baby sitters. Seems like they are appreciated for their beauty and all they have to offer up here in north country.
We saw a tourist destination sign for “Bedrock”. If you know about the cartoon series then you are my age:) Any way we decided to stop and take the tour to support the local economy. Little did we know that there was a preserved goatasaurus on the tour. Of course we had to stop and pet the little guy.
They even had an exhibit with ancient sheep shears to show how it was done in the olden times! We had to try it out on the stuffed sheep…
Now Jimmie might have to make a very large omellette if eggs were still the size of this one! I believe this one has incubated a bit too long! Nothing like getting back to your roots!