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Thursday, October 23, 2008

So where have I been?

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to vanish! There for a while I was having terrible problems with my computer......until I banged on the keyboard and it started working again. Seems that HP laptops are sensitive to being overly stuffed under the keys with dog hair..........hmmmmmm.....
I think I'll remember to take it out to the barn with me so that I can take the air compressor to it! HA! Cheaper than buying canned air, 'ya suppose?

So, the evil snow stayed. That lovely photo a few blogs below is what it's stayed at. Snow. Ok, so it's not bad. It's in the teens and twenties. A bit early this year but when it's frozen - tad-da! - then there's no mud - yay!

Captain has told me some of his girls are bred.......he whispered that bit of information to me the other day. What a wonderful ram that boy is, with the softest of fleeces...I can't wait for more of his lambs. Princess, his daughter from last year, is just stunning. Simply stunning. Who wouldn't love sheep with lots of white and then big black spots on them too? And Yuglet markings - for those not into Shetlands, that's the big black circles over each eye.

Topple, well, he's the quiet man. He's not telling nuthin' ! But his girls are happy to be with him. Peyton is next to him with his girls too. I don't know that Peyton has been up to any business yet but I'm sure he'll do fine. He has little round scurs so the polled gene is very evident in this boy, they're not getting any bigger.

On to other news, I'll be flying over to the UK to visit dog and sheep people. I have all my dog and sheep shirts picked out already to take along with - haha! I'll be there sometime next week and will have computer access so I'll be in touch. I should be doing some herding things with cattledog folks there. A scheduled Herding Instinct Testing that will benefit a rescue group, and a small clinic for another group. I'll be in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Life's short, go while you can, and do some service and good for others along the way....not a bad way to live life. Yes, of course I will post photos as soon as I can!

4 comments:

Garrett808 said...

omg Szzzzzzzzz I"m so jealous! I"m too big to fit into your carry on luggage tho. Shoot.

You deserve some well deserved time away from that farm! Hasn't it been YEARS since you've been away over night?

I want LOTS of photos and LOTS of information coming from the UK when you are there, so DON"T forget your camera!

HAVE FUN!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

I will be taking plenty of photos! I have 2 memory cards to take, each one takes 400+ big large photos, so that ought to be enough!! And, yep, 3 years since I've been off the farm...it will be an interesting break from here no doubt!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

WooHoo for you! I would love to steal along, too, but will be happy enough to live vicariously through your reports and photos. BTW, whose breeding group did Miss Blanche eventually go in?

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Blanche is in with Topple for this year. I was going to put her with Peyton, but I want to see if she throws any polled and any spots. That will help me determine what I'm working with :-).