Thursday, August 7, 2014


A recent conversation has been bugging at my thought strings. I grew up essentially in two different families or in two rooms of the same family might be a better way to put it.  One went to church every Sunday said grace before all meals and ate dinner together every day.  The other never went to church except weddings and funerals and managed a meal together occasionally. Is going to church or faith the reason the one family also bonded daily with meals. and is a lack of such bonding the reason the other skipped out on church?
Does the lack of that bonding in today's society leave us with the problems we now have.

Would you rather live with people that believe in a higher power God if you will, or one that thinks this is it.
and do those different ways of living predict belief or not.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Clinic in two days

Seems like this just crept up on me. My normal couple week list has to be shrunk into 2 days.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Took the dogs skiing today. We walked the snow covered slopes looking for coin and found none. Another of the drags of this long winter ya can't pick up dropped coins if the snow doesn't melt.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Summer over and Snow soon to come

seems like I was gone all summer  yet the hay got made and the cattle moved.  I spent the summer with some new friends

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A great week

What a week we had.   I made a trip to Rochester to have Pik  BAER tested this week  just wanted to be sure he really is being a turkey and he really is just being a turkey. But now the game is up an he knows it.  It is funny how once a seed is planted in your mind how it can grow and you just cant get the idea out.  I know he hears me now,  I have always thought he could but what if. Can't really blame him for not listening all the time if he can't  listen.  He stops a lot better with the question and wondering out of my voice.    Some of our beginner and novice students are really springing into spring with better understanding and outruns to go with it, very proud of you all.  My Collie ladies have gone from zero to not bad in just the winter. I expect them to do very well in the first trials this spring.  Perk and Cris are driving in the small field, Lori and  Teka are driving a large group of sheep pretty darn good.  I really like doc's kelpie.  My Flock is really showing the lambs to come in April with full bellies all around.  Over the winter Gnat found new meaning in some of her commands so I am working on changing our vocabulary a bit ( if I could run faster and she blew the whistles it might work better). But seriously she is showing me some of her best work ever and I think she knows it.  Scout is stretching out her outruns and driving a bit now that we have some bigger spaces to work in.
Just a darn good week. And its only march


Monday, March 14, 2011

last of the good snow dog pics for this winter

We could call these lots of things   This one Mother Son
Lilly on the move
How about we call them what they really are  sad or happy to say they are PRE MUD    
I love working in a light soft snow  (dog said that)