Tag Archives: dogs

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since last weekend, our home has been filled with the sounds of good conversation, warm laughter, and the babbling of our young granddaughter as she explores the whole new world of Peeper Hollow Farm. With plans for a big bonfire in the Timber with friends and family today, Thanksgiving tomorrow, and all sorts of activities […]

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

I will be playing hooky this weekend by taking two and a half days off from shepherding as I enjoy the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin. This is an annual event that combines pretty much everything that has to do with sheep, wool, and fiber — including herding dog trials, a big […]

Dog walking

You would think that with three herding dogs who need exceptional amounts of exercise to keep them sane, we would have enough dog chores without adding more. However, for the past week or so, I have been walking my neighbor’s mixed-breed dog. The family has recently suffered a great loss, and as neighbors in this […]

Curious sheep

Sheep are curious creatures. In fact, I am sometimes amazed at how many risks they will take simply out of curiosity about some element of their environment. Take this morning, for example. After a heavy snow this past weekend, I finally decided it was time to “break ground” with the dogs for their morning run. […]