a plethora of guardian dog puppies
Siobhan with guardian dog puppies–we like ’em socialized!
It is only early February, but we do have lots of young animals around. We have had more than one litter of Livestock Guardian Dog puppies (hence the difference in sizes), a litter of Border collies, last summer’s colt crop, and–oh yes–one lamb. The little ones are fun, but soon we will have scores of lambs and calves on the ground, so this is the calm before the storm. Barring bad weather, which we have definitely not had, I consider the time between when the bucks go into the ewes in mid-December, and when the purebred lambs and the heifers’ calves start arriving in early March to be the lull. How can it be going by so fast? And why do I still feel so busy?
Maeve and Siobhan with an adult guardian dog,overlooking the sheep watering at Lower Powder Spring (one of them isn’t dressed right!)
Five (of seven) of Sam’s and Yonush’s Border collie puppies
the colts check out Maeve (no coat in early February)
the colts hanging out at Powder Flat
Learning to be horses
What does it mean when the (surprise) lamb sees its shadow on Ground Hog Day?