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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Another herding trial weekend so the sheep are working!


Another herding weekend here.......so I've been missing in action since my last blog in August after the State Fair. Since then we've all been working hard to get ready for the herding trials....and in between also put up 37 round bales all wrapped and sealed for the winter needs. Today was the first day of trials, and I'm THRILLED to report that my Anna, who is my 3rd generation Australian Cattle Dog that I bred, took High in Trials in AKC HSAs.....Herding Started A course sheep! WOOHOO!! I also trialed her young son, Russell, who qualified for his first leg on HSAs too (it takes 3 'legs' to get your title). So it was a VERY good day indeed. Bidgee, another one of my puppies, was handled by her owner to a beautiful run in PT (Pre-Trial) and qualified easily.

So tomorrow we try again to qualify, and then Monday we have a herding clinic all day. So I'll be back.....

:-)

5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Suzanne, the lap dulcimer really is easy; I think you should get one, too! Of course, I had the pleasure of trying several at the maker's in Silver Dollar City, and took home the one with the sweetest (to me) sound....

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

I've played one before, about 3 decades ago now - lol!! I always enjoyed the melody. I play keyboards and guitar so the dulcimer was pretty easy to pick up. Time to go shopping on ebay I think - haha! Too bad we can't do sound bytes on the blogs, or at least I'd have no idea how to do one. Would be nice to hear you play it. Yours is just lovely too!

Jenny Holden said...

Very well done on the trialling. Please post photos soon!

If you've got a digital camera they often take short film clips, you could see whether yours has sound. These are as easy to get onto your computer and post on blogger as a photo and we could all hear the music :o)

Deborah said...

Congrats on your success! And I just realized you're from Wasilla! I kept thinking that it sounded familiar, but told myself I was nuts.

Kathy said...

How neat that everything is going so well! WhooHoo! All your hard work is paying off. Thanks for sharing.