The Sun came out!

For days we had rain, grey sky’s and the temps just dropped down and down.. until frost warnings each night and snow.. SNOW for two days.. we had hail, sleet and rain so thick you could not see and hard biting snow..  Mud so deep that I got stuck and had to have hubby help me out of them..

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Mud so deep that it appears to have sucked off Caleb’s front shoes..  and during that time three yearling sheep were removed from the flock for freezer camp and as hound bones to chew, the oldest lambs were weaned from their mothers and life moved on as it tends to do..

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Then yesterday the sun came out.. it came out for a meer ten minutes or so.. but it was worthy of a photo of it shining on my face.. I took my hair down from its pony and smiled into that warmth, that light and thought.. o yes, I remember you..  I also got reminded that my eyebrow’s like big brothers have gone pure white with age and that if you want to see them in a photo, I need to give them a light brushing of a brown eye shadow lol

This morning however, the sun poured into the bedroom window well before 6 am, and it called me.. o yes it did, I was up just minutes after hubby left for work and I have been puttering in and out of the house, the greenhouse, the barns since.

The farrier is coming for a emerg visit to deal with the missing shoes, Caleb has been given his pain med to help make this go as smooth as possible, and I have a nice dry spot on the driveway for the Richard to work on (about the only truly dry spot on the farm.

I am loving having a vehicle on the farm during the day, in truth, I have only driven 5 min down the road to see Miss T and once to go out with Mel and once to drive to see Miss D.. but I am surely not just running around even though I could be..

I am at heart a homebody..

Today that homebody is being trailed by hounds, purrpots and nosy horse’s, I am blinking at the bright green on the ground and watching with wonder as the tree’s are blooming to life around me..

Even the breeze is warm today.. but in truth so far wind is quiet today.. a whisper he is.. unlike the roaring he has been doing lately.. maybe he is having a rest as well.

Here at least the waters are flowing back and the land is soaking it in..  Today at is a indeed a new day!

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The Dezbot Training

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Spring has come and the Dezbot has had another birthday and she is now at the age that she can start her work training.. there are spring lambs that need grazing and they also need to be rounded up and put back into their stall in the barn.

While I will admit that I can and will train them to the rattle of a grain bucket, I also want to be able to push them around and hold them where I want them to graze, I want to be able to have them rounded up and pushed though different pastures to get to where they need to be for the days graze and let me tell you trying to get them to move around a acre or more to cross it and go into the next pasture when there is lots of fresh green stuff to gobble down as fast as they can, means they won’t be bribed with the rattle

But a fast moving, barking red and white hound can get them bunched and moving to where I want them to go and back out and to the big barn in a sweet way..

Once I can get control of her.. At the moment, she is far more busy doing her “own” thing while keep a eye on me, then getting busy and settling down and working with me.

She is more then willing to work, she just wants to do it on her own terms and that is so NOT allowed. She is currently pouting as she is wearing a brand new collar and she is most put out that all times outside other then it the dog yard has been on leash and or with the leash dragging as she did recalls and sit-stays between Dear Hubby and Myself.

I will spend time working on her recall’s and her sit-stays and her downs and then we will move to long lead downing-stay- recall and at the same time, we will work with dad and a few well trained older ewes and mom and commands.

I have often thought that just once I would like to work with a dog with eye, but once again I am working with a upright loose eyed dog..  she will get the job done just fine.. its just takes a different training curve is all.

I will add in a morning and afternoon quick training session for the rest of the week and then I will crack out a small area and some yearlings and see where she is at and work out a training plan from there..