Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Two - one

Two boys and one girls so far this year. Ginger belongs to Pauline and lives on the farm. This is the new baby after only a couple of hours. He was born at 10 a.m. and already up and trying to feed at 10.30 a.m. He is a gorgeous dark brown and his fleece looks really good. He is obviously very friendly and already has a girlfriend.

I went to a dog show on Sunday and met Tia a young 8 month old collie being fostered by my friend, Ali. She has had 6 or 7 homes in her young life and the latest owners took her to the vet to be put down as they could not get her into a rescue centre. Luckily the receptionist took her in instead. She has got a few issues but she seems to be an honest little dog. Time will tell. The good news is that after a few settling in arguments all our other dogs seem quite relaxed around her. Not so the kittens or alpacas who are the target of her chase instinct. Our shepherd friend, Nick, thinks this shows a good working sheepdog attitude.
Mike has been busy topping the paddocks to try and keep control of the docks and nettles, and in his spare time is building a wardrobe in our bedroom to give us a bit more storage space. Our home is really a holiday home and therefore lacks permanent storage in general.

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