Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas to All!

And so it is Christmas......

I usually try to tie red ribbons and bows to dogs, sheep or whatever will hold still. I thought taking still pictures would be easier.

We have made a few changes this year to the farm when we downsized the animals. We sold all are breeding ewes and rams to Painted Ewe Farm in Saskatchewan and kept 21 Katahdin sheep to train the Border Collies with. We also have 8 North Country Cheviot replacement ewes that are staying the winter. 

Four Border Collies still run our lives, Mirk who is 12 now and watches a lot of HBO. The other three are working and trialing. Kip who is almost 7, Hank who is 2 1/2 and Bet who is 2 1/2.

Of course Clarice and Sonny the Livestock Protection Dogs, are ever vigilant watching their sheep.

Len is driving for Reimer Brothers and I am retired from Argo so staying home in a snow storm is quite relaxing.

Here are some pictures of the farm taken this week ...sure looks Christmas-y!
Mirk was in the house watching TV and missed the photo shoot.

Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year to all...




Sonny - Did you bring food?

Clarice - Such a great protector to her sheep

1 comment:

  1. The Border Collie breed originated from landrace collies, an ubiquitous type found mainly along the British Isles. Many years ago, the first known origin of the Border Collie emerged from the border country shared between England and Scotland, hence the name. The original purpose was for them to work alongside sheep ranchers. In the year 1915, the term “Border Collie” was coined by James Reid, and served to distinguish the Border Collie breed from the Scotch Collie breed, as registered by the ISDS. Still, they are quite old as a breed, appearing in literature from as far back as the 16th century.