Lamb; Brats and Cuts. Tomatoes, Basil, Cilantro, Salsa and Pickles.
As if we didn't have enough going on, we have been playing musical dogs lately.
Bumblebee, a great perimeter dog but will not stay with the sheep and Paris while a great yard guardian was bored from being alone most the time. Some of you may remember that we got Paris from the Mexico Auction yard where she had the run of the place and at least 3 kids around all the time, sometimes more. She loves us but you could just tell when kids came around, she just soaked up the attention. When Rayven and her family left here on Labor day, they took her with them. I had told them they could have her but when the time came, I was really kinda anxious not having a dog in the main yard. While I knew it was the right thing,
I sort of hoped they would call and tell me that it wasn't working out.
Instead, this is the communication that I got.
So, Fat chance right.? We wanted to move Bumble bee to the yard and get a new Guardian for the sheep, a dog like Rosa. Every time Bumblebee was loose in the field, she jumped over the fence and came back up to lay in the drive, unless of course she could hear the neighbors, then she would go over to their house and they would bring her home.
Finally someone came up with a dog and we ran down to farm in Troy to pick up this beauty from a field full of sheep.
My instructions and intentions were to keep her up for several days with some sheep and let her get used to the fact that I am where her food comes from as she was raised with sheep not people. She was just friendly enough with her owner, for him to walk up to her and grab her but not for her to stand there and be petted. After being carried through the field and put into this cage, then driven 100 miles, she was totally disoriented. We put her into a pen with 7 sheep and moved Bumblebee to the front yard but... the next morning she was gone. A few hours later I spotted her in a field across the road and she was still here the next morning. I spent 3 days dribbling canned dogfood up and down the fence line and trying to head her off from going any further. Finally yesterday after loosening the fence at an adjoining section, she showed up in the pasture. A couple of failed attempts, last night and today, she finally gave up and let me catch her,
We don't have a name for her yet.We are considering, Meadow, Prairie, Shelter, Solace and others. We're open for suggestion.
So that's a part of what went on this week. Come to our booth and find out about the rest while you sip some lemonade and pick up some Salsa. The tomatoes are doing a bit better and after stopping in at Schlafly on Wednesday, it seems like it's the same for everyone else. A small resurgence before fall.
We'll see you Saturday.
God's Blessings on you and yours,
Sam and Bill and....