Thursday, January 28, 2010

Flu vs Cold?

Have you ever wondered what it is that has you feeling bad?
Here's a handy little chart to show the differences in flu and cold symptoms:

Aches, fatigue……....Always….….….….Usually
Runny nose….…..…..Sometimes….…..Usually
Sore throat….….……Rarely….….….….Usually

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our first mini foal of the year!

Wow! That was a surprise. Jasmine delivered this gorgeous little filly yesterday.

We basically forgot that she was bred once to Star last year during our struggles with her '09 colt, Trooper.

When we realized it would be such an early foal, we didn't breed her anymore. But it only takes one time!

At least the weather is mild right now and we thank God for giving us this small and perfect little filly.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another strike out...

Well, our new LGD pup didn't work out for us. Having come from a foster home, she had bonded with people. No matter how well I wired the fences and closed gaps in the barn she was able to squeeze through to come sit at the back door and want in the house. She didn't want to have anything to do with being a sheep guardian.

I found her a new home with a lady at work who has two children who love her.

Anyone have a guard donkey?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another Texas Tunis Owner

I sold my wonderful ram and 5 ewes today to the Iker family in Frankston, Texas. I am keeping seven of Ralph's daughters so I would need to go shopping for another ram anyway.

We took this photo of them as we left, we know they will enjoy the abundant grass and nice hay. But I miss them already!

At least we should start having lambs in less then a month, so I have that to look forward to... and I will get to go "sheep shopping" for a new boy... and maybe a couple of ewes...

Lesson #1 - R E S P E C T

The new puppy learns who to respect...

Pictures of the puppy

This is our new GP puppy... meeting the sheep for the first time.

She thinks this guard thing might be okay.

Horse poop is something new to taste. Batman isn't too sure about this new kid on the farm.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A new LGD?

We are trying out a new guard dog. Our vet works with a rescue group by spaying and vaccinating foster pups. A 3 month old Great Pyrenees female came in yesterday. They called to tell me about her and I went by to see her at lunch.

They let me pick her up on my way home from work. After some fence work (she walks through cattle panels) she spent the night in the barn next to the sheep. Hopefully she will grow into a dependable guard dog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fishing tips

I came across this information on the best times for fishing. It's from the Old Farmers Almanac. We will have to remember this when the weather gets a little better. We need to transfer some bass from our established pond to the new one.

  • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides.
  • During the "morning rise" (after sunup for a spell) and the "evening rise" (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
  • When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish aren't going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
  • When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
  • When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
  • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Prayers for Haiti, too

How sad to see the devastation caused by the earthquakes in Haiti.

Prayers needed for the U.S.

A very touching presentation about praying for our nation!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Circle the cat...

Something fun to try... I haven't been able to do it.

I'm back...

Well, the holidays flew by this year. And Bob's grandmother passed away right after the first of the year so things are just now starting to slow down a bit.

I hope my readers are having a HAPPY NEW YEAR!