November 2012 -
everyone, life seems like it got stuck on a roller coaster this
past year. Ben's been training dogs steady. 2012 was
way too dry again and we're holding our breath for 2013, although
we have had some moisture the past week. We are very
thankful for that.
Lambing went great
this year. Good weather and Ben's a good herd manager
regardless of what species. He's pretty particular with his
rams, culls pretty heavy on the ewes and holds pretty high
standards on his replacement ewe lambs. We lambed 53 head of
ewes within a 3 week period - 12 sets of triplets, mostly twins,
and not very many singles. He only bummed 3 lambs.
So far, the
guard-dogs-in-training have been paying attention and learning
from the older guard dog. And the young guardian dogs can
run fast. We "hear" the coyotes around but none on our
We had a new great
grandson born right before Christmas. That's 5 greats and 6 grands!
Pretty cool kids if we do say so ourselves.
appreciate each and everyone of you.
We thank all of you who have brought dogs for training, and/or
bought dogs. Our sincerest gratitude.
We know you'll be checking back to see
what's up with us.
Until we fire up the
computer again, be blessed,.
Ben and Leslie