The man spent a lot of this and last month haying in Paonia, having mowed and baled three places, with one more cutting to go. The last three days were perfect haying weather for here, with the rains to begin next week, so we wanted to get it done. We have never cut our hay … Continue reading
Category Archives: Livestock Dogs
Picnic with Elias
Elias called and said that they have moved him out of the high country and he is on a ranch in Cimarron for two weeks before they move him again. Yesterday we went to visit him for lunch, and it was a spectacular day. Before we left, we had our second ewe of the season … Continue reading
I went to pick up Elias to bring him home for his birthday dinner. The high peaks are already snow capped, as of last night, and I worried it was raining on him. He was probably wondering if we remembered his birthday. I waited only a few minutes and I see him coming on his … Continue reading
Connections or Coincidences
Well, I don’t believe in coincidences. It seems to me, that if we are open, we will be gifted with being able to see connections. I believe it is our choice if we will act upon the connections or ignore them. Connections lead to more connections. Connections lead to connecting. Connecting leads to belonging, and … Continue reading
I met Elias last night, going through Javier’s country. I waited until the sheep had passed over to the other side of the road. We kept getting calls from police dispatch that our sheep were on the road near the lake. I knew they were not ours, but went to check them out, and there … Continue reading
¿Cómo se Llama?
“Make sure you bring your camera when you come back. The poppies are blooming.” Then he says, “Grab your camera, now!” and he grabs some chairs for a front row seat to a most surprising show. For some reason in the morning, he had locked them in the meadow where the sheep are locked in … Continue reading
“My, what Big teeth you have.”
“All the better to savor your lamb chops with, my dear.” The coyote hunter showed up today. We are overrun with coyotes and though we don’t lose lambs in the winter, normally, because the sheep stay close eating hay and are locked up in the barn at night, we lose many the rest of the … Continue reading
We wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever you are. Thank you for making our lives richer. We have much to be thankful for, especially friends, two legged and four.
Ajax had three of these in his face that I just saw and carefully pulled out. It is painful to remember how many dogs we have had to either anesthetize or take to the vet to pull out mouthfuls of these quills and I’m so happy he backed away from the aggressor before the porcupine … Continue reading