Monday, August 24, 2009

Where to begin?? (forgive puctuation and spelling, my spell check has gone out on me today)

I really have absolutly no idea where to begin this post.
Should I start with asking you all to join me in a happy dance, cause Chris and her son are soon to be back home! Woot!

Or, how bout we do a jig because school starts for Kyle in 2 more days! Yea!

I could start to grumble, because Tucker in now 4 months old, and chewing anything he can get his mouth on.Grrrrrrr.

We could rejoyce together, because the gentleman that owns the huge feild across the street from me has, as of Sept.15th when he cuts and bales the last of the hay, has given me cart blanch to use the feild (which is huge, did I mention it is huge!) to work the dogs in anytime I want. And, he is also going to keep me in good grass alfalfa mix hay all winter at a decent price! And!! He delivers!

Lets see, where else could I start? Ummm, how bout,Darci luv's her Bear!
Did I fail in all the many posts that I have written, to mention that Bear is the absolute apple of my eye! Since Chris has been away having pups, and Lexy's, Hank's and Cain's recent departure from our little family, that dog has stepped up, and is everything a girl could ever want in a friend, companion, and fantastic working dog. He has recently earned the title Sheep Boss. Is there nothing this dog cant do!?
I am....smitten.

I could, but I wont, bemoan the fact, that having a house and yard to care for is very time consuming, and is a lot of work! Especially when ya dont have all the tools for the jobs! Like a lawn mower?? Good thing for sheep! lol

How bout, Im entering the pic at the top of this post, in a Photo contest next month that is held anually here. There are several different catagories, I may enter more than one, but I just like that pic so much, that I think its worthy of the entry fee. Its only 5 bucks, so ......

We could discuss my lawn, which looks like aliens landed on it! The sprinkler system appears to be missing a big area, so I have a big perfectly yellow circle of dead grass, and inside that, a perfectly green circle of grass, which looks really weird right about in the middle of my yard. Looks like a bullseye. All I need now is a neon sign, pointing to it with the words, land here, your among friends!
Trying to get the landlord to get some one out here to look at the system, is like pulling eye teeth!

Im thinking of downsizing my truck. What do I need with a One Ton Deisel??? Looking at half tons, gas, and maybe not so many bells and whistles. But damn, I love that truck. It'll be hard to actually let her go, but I wouldnt mind a smaller payment thats fer sure.

My vaccume broke, and then it got fixed, thanks to a more than I am, mechanically inclined friend. ole Red says,...If ya cant be handsome, at least you can be handy!lol

Heres a random thought. I am really loving my air mattress. Does anyone know if one can find bed frames for air materesses?

Names! I need name suggestions for the new pup. I am so not able to think of a single one! Ive always cottened to people names for my dogs, if that helps. Im thinking, the only one right now that is wanting to stick in my brain, is to call him Abel, and Abe for short. You know, honest Abe, and Abel, the good brother?
I know! Thats why Im askin! lol

Im looking forward to getting out to Soldier Hollow, and Meeker here soon. It seems to long since Ive been around working dog folks, it'll feel good to get to visit again.

For all the fun Im having here, at home. I still so do miss my friends back in NC.
Big Wave you Guys!
Now Get those dogs ready for these tough ass western woolies, and get yer butts out here trialing! Bear says he can kick any of yer dogs butts! lol (he is a bit over confident to say the least)

On the diet front. Im at an empass. Dropped 30 lbs and seem to be stuck there. Cant have that! Got 30 more to go. Suggestions?? Yea, I know, put that ice cream back! lol
Ice cream makes me weak.

Heres some thing Ive been learning to do recently. Free climbing the rock wall at the New Rec Center. Its a lot harder than it looks!

It ads an element of danger that the tredmill just doesnt hold for me!

Did I mention a few weeks ago that I went to an Eddie Money concert? Outdoors, and free! Like the rest of us old hippies, he is getting old and fat, but he can still put on one heck of a performance and man can he paly that Sax! I was stage front, and danced my butt off! Had a great time!

There are, which is not unusual for me, numerous other random thoughts trying to escape my mind at the moment, but I think I will save them for later, when I can put more thought into them so they will at least appear.(lol) to be more coherent!

Last but not least, a few gratuitious pics of Bear, tending sheep from the back porch while they do a little back yard weeding.

Peace All.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Im baaaaaaack!

Hi All!
Well, as most of you know, Julie, Robin and Chris delivered a small but pudgy litter of pups a week ago. Only three, and I wished there had been more, I know there are several other folks that were looking forward to having a pup out of this cross, but at least now we know that Chris is actually capable of caring for pups, so maybe one day we will try again.
I look forward to hearing about them, and will share what I learn, but for now they are only a week old, and not much to tell.
If I knew how to steal pics from Robin's blog, I would post some here, but I don't so here is a link to her blog where you can see the awesome threesome.

As for me, well, I'm still kickin. Work is starting to get a little slack, so I have had more time to get out and play. Fishing, riding, hiking. Staying close to home, so haven't gotten out of my own back yard yet, but then who would want to!? This is the most beautiful place to be.
On a more personal note, I have also been a bit preoccupied with a couple of fellas that seem to, and I haven't figured out just yet why, but the seem to think I'm a pretty neat gal. So when I'm not working or entertaining Kyle, I'm juggling those two, which is not as easy as it sounds.
The weight is coming off fast now. Guess it helps to stay busy, some times I forget to eat and have to be reminded. Dieting gets easier the longer it goes on I think. Eventually, you don't even get hungry.
Here's a few pics that friends have taken recently. Just to prove that yes, this is me, no one has kidnapped me and I'm still alive and well.

Tucker is growing like a weed, and is everything a terrier should be and more. He has a new nickname, and I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with Tucker! Which he comes to readily. He is a good puppy, but he is all schnauzer for sure. What a little dynamo, and so much fun......when he's asleep! LOL
Bear and bruin are doing well, Bear has been keeping busy shuffling sheep back and forth from front to back, and we finally get to go out to Noels again this Sunday to work on his big field. He has also taken up the position of being the fun police. If any one is caught having fun without him. He puts a stop to the game immediately, and makes ya start all over again, but with him too.
Bru, has decided that he has a dual purpose in life, and has broadened his responsibilities. He now is a guardian live stock dog and couch potato. He guards us, the house, yard, and the sheep. He is doing a bang up job, and there isn't a critter within miles that would even think anymore of invading his space. New people, might beware too. Bruin is getting more serious about his charges by the day,and doesn't really like strangers anymore. Since loosing Cain, my Chief of Security, Bru has stepped in and fill those boots for us, and we are happy to let him.
Kyle has been enjoying the summer, but soon it will be time for school to start. YEA!!!
He has matured so much since moving here and is becoming quite the young man. He feels I think, more responsible for me now more so than ever, and far be it from me to try and stop him. Except when he tries to sit down with my date, and try to lay out a curfew and limitations for his mom! LOL
And don't think he hasn't tried! Of course mom had to put the kibosh on that. He isn't quite big enough to fit into those britches yet. And I don't see it happening in the foreseeable future!

So, I reckon that about wraps it up for the moment. I hope to get some pics of Bear working at Noels, but unlike Robin, who was so nice to let me stand around and work my dog (yelling at me to move my ass here and there) Noel, will chase me, so I always have to stay a step ahead of him, cause if he gets me, I'm gonna be the one who gets the correction! So I may not be able to, but I'll sure try. Might get some one to come with me and do it for me. Hmmmmm. ENE meanie miney Mo! LOL