Dogs at Lake Dora

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy late birthday and other stuff...

Well first the obnoxious Aussie:-)) Making a mess of herself at every opportunity... There goes all the water from the tank.

Sally and Patsy getting ready for kick off!

and they are off...

a moment of down time...

and we are back where we began, with a stand off.

Abby and Oliver celebrated their 6th Birthday yesterday with extra chewies all around. This one is mine, says Abby!

Beli wants another one, NOW!

Leader of the pack, if only for a day:-)

Oli even got in on the play with Patsy, he seems to like her now or maybe it was just on his birthday:-))

Flabby Abby looking really please with herself, having kept the stick for herself.

So Happy Birthday to all the LibbyXToken kids, my first eleven, could have been my last too:-)) Love these kids:-) Can't believe they are already 6 though, time flies!

Finally finished with the peaches, canned 20 jars of Blueberry-Peach jam and made peach ice cream, I can't wait to try it tonight! Now the tomatos are in full swing and I can't hardly keep up, made 5 qts of salsa today but froze it since I don't yet have a pressure-canner... I imagine I'll try to can a couple quarts of whole plum tomatos this weekend. Yikes, I'm ready to be done with this, my days off are taken up with processing all the produce instead of working dogs!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Growing babies and other stuff

Well this is what is left of my 1200lb bale in 10 days... The sheep are eating me out of house of home.

The next crop to can is on the way, the figs are busting at the seams~

Yummy peach cobbler for Debby while she holds down the fort, the fork is mine.

The babies are growing up. These are the youngest babies

Two of the triplets, ram lamb is in front.

Bea is so cute:-))

The bantam chick...

The 9 ducklings are growing so fast! They are also pouring back the feed.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Litter plans...

I don't know how impressed Rosy is by my plans but here they are:-))

When Rosy comes in season she will be bred to...

Ch. Coedwig Eye of the Storm - Jett

He is OFA prelim Good, DM normal and a very handsome boy

Rosy's hips are done and sent to OFA so should be getting the results soon. I am looking forward to seeing what she will produce for us! Jett's first litter is on the ground now you can see more of Jett at . Fingers crossed for another summer litter here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yummy peaches:-)

Well I did get something other than chores done this weekend. In between lessons on Sunday I did three batches of peach jam. One is no sugar and peach mint, kinda tart but very tasty. The other two are just peach jam regular sugar and all. I'm hoping to have some on Memorial Day weekend and do peach ice cream. I also got a couple quarts of slices canned on Tuesday. Hopefully we'll have homegrown peaches for a couple of months anyway!:-))
Mom leaves for Switzerland tomorrow and I leave on Friday for NJ (judging). Busy household these days... Debby is coming up to watch the farm with her dogs Friday and Saturday thankfully, lots of stuff to do around here! Exciting litter is in the works, more on that later!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Still busy ...

Well I keep thinking I'll post and then the day is gone... Anyway, the farm is hard to keep up with right now. The peach tree is engorged with peaches, they smell so good when you drive by. I'm hoping to can and maybe make some jam too! The peach cobbler is delicious though. Every evening I stop and pick one to eat on the dog walk, yummm! The green beans are off the hook too, can't hardly keep up with them. Corn is on the way as are the tomatos, yeah!!

Patsy is growing like a weed! She is so much fun to work too, I'll have to get some video soon.

Sweet Mr. Oli! He is such a happy boy these days. I know the right home will come along for him, though if it doesn't he can stay here forever! Just love my big sweet blue boy:-))

And finally we got rain this afternoon!! Its been almost 7weeks, March 31st! The only drawback was that it came with 70+ MPH wind. It took out our gazebo, which is now a pile of twisted metal as well as quite a few veggie plants. Thankfully all the livestock is alive and well! We do not have a well or any power to the dog building though. Hopefully it will be back on soon, I'm still happy to have the rain, with or without the wind.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

I can't even begin to tell you how busy I am right now. I am working again 3 1/2 days a week, but they are long hours and I have a long drive again. I am not used to being away from home so much and its been wearing this week.

These are the triplets and a couple others resting in the nursery group.

This is Hope09's baby. She had twins but this ewe is the only survivor so far. She has really bad pnuemonia so its still touch and go.

Bumbly 08's twins. Girl and boy, girl is the darker of the two. Very healthy happy lambs!

A3008 resting with her ram.

and finally our suprize visitor this morning. I believe that it is a baby pygmy rattlesnake. I trapped him in a bottle and took him to an 11,000 acre preserve this morning. I haven't ever even seen an adult rattlesnake here so this was quite a suprize!