Thursday, January 26, 2012

All Cleaned up

My friend Kristi Oikawa helped me spruce up some of my ranch pics. I do not know what she did, but she said it was just a little "lipstick" to tidy them up :) Click on the pic to see them better.

This first picture was taken a last fall as we got ready to trail the sheep home from stubble. I just love the sheep and hills in the back, and Mint's stance says "ready for work!"

This picture was taken last fall too. This is one of our LGD "Max." This was taken shortly after we got him, and he is with some fall ewe lambs. Love the look on his face.

This  third picture was taken this week. It is of my young dog Bracken. She is learning to drive and these are replacement ewe lambs. This was taken in our back pasture and i love these hills. I also love the subtle lean of Brack's body as she controls the lead left hand lamb.


This last picture is the only one i did not take. This was taken by Bonnie Block. It is of my dog Mint. This picture sums up Mint so well. " I am coming to work so step lively!"

Monday, January 16, 2012

Work Part II.. Winter

This summer i posted a pic of our son James and his friend Colten. These boys worked in the sheep pens in 90 deg heat and dust for two days. The did not complain and at the end of the weekend they both wanted to know when they could help again.

This weekend Geri Byrne had a small benefit trial for the 2012 USBCHA Sheepdog finals. The sheep finals will be in the Klamath basin this year.  These boys will be there to help at the finals along with our daughter Katy.

The weather was cold and windy and with the wind chill it must have been zero deg. These boys helped in the pens for hours.

I hope to get these young men working a dog soon so they can set sheep at trials :) If they want to trial i suspect we all might want to worry in a few years!

I love the fact you can see the dog in the background. This pic kind of explains the priorities in my life right now. Kids in front, sheep next and then the dogs( thou we need them to make a living and provide food for kids and sheep) important, but in the background :)