Uncle

Hey there. Long time no write. Yeah…well…been working hard, trying to find some sleep, enjoying the presence of someone new, beautiful and profound in my life, and also just riding the post-solstice, post-peak, post-energy of the summer phase (for me) as I navigate and look toward the fall, winter, next year, and beyond. The obviousContinue reading “Uncle”

Riley and Fletcher

Hi everyone and hope you are well! Just following up with some words and pics on the two pups that remain from Chloe’s litter–Riley and Fletcher.  They’re doing great and have now joined me on the simpler chores of the farm–typically filling water for poultry and sheep.  They still nurse a bit but have shownContinue reading “Riley and Fletcher”

The Rising

Good morning everyone– A quick but likely verbose note before heading into today’s market. A teary-eyed (after she left…) and fond farewell yesterday to Keeley (below) as she left for her new home.  Four other pups appear sold (two possibly leaving today and two over the next week) which leaves three looking for homes.  AllContinue reading “The Rising”

Chloe’s 2018 Pups

Okay–FINALLY–getting to posting these pics that were taken earlier in the week of Chloe’s eight pups.  So sorry–and thank you all for your patience. The reason there are multiple pics of Riley, Brady and Fletcher is–honestly–they look so similar and their differentiations are in such odd spots that I and others are still kinda trainingContinue reading “Chloe’s 2018 Pups”

Puppy introductions

The puppies (four female and two male) will be five weeks old tomorrow and that means they start to get blended puppy food, eggs and thawed livestock organs for the first time along with continuing to nurse. I tried to get some pics (unassisted) and this proved to be a folly.  They were in nursingContinue reading “Puppy introductions”

English Shepherd puppies!

Chloe’s new pups are growing beautifully!  They are just starting to open their eyes.  She had 5 pups, 3 male and 2 female.  All but 1 of the females are already spoken for.  If you would like to be considered for the remaining female, please complete our puppy questionnaire so we can help you decideContinue reading “English Shepherd puppies!”

Returned Puppy

For those of you who have asked, Willa (puppy name Clover) moved back home with us this summer. We posted about her once right before we got her, but then as we were getting to know her we just had to keep her. She is exactly what we are breeding for: intelligence, willingness, herding ability,Continue reading “Returned Puppy”

Puppy Day, part 2

Sunday we had a sudden rush of puppy buyers.  After a frenzy of filling out the puppy questionnaires and scheduling appointments, we were so happy to find good homes that suited all the puppies personalities.  Hazel, who was perfect for a farm, will be a working dog, driving cattle!  Nell, who is more laid backContinue reading “Puppy Day, part 2”

Puppy Day!

Today was a sad day for me, saying goodbye to many of our puppies.  But I was also very, very happy to see the new owners and know they are each in wonderful loving homes that will take good care of them.  I also feel that the puppies and their owners chose each other wiselyContinue reading “Puppy Day!”

Puppy Visitation Hours

The puppies are almost 6 weeks old!  We are open for visiting the puppies from 1-2pm for the next 2 Saturdays: June 11th and June 18th.  By the 18th we will also know their volhard puppy score which we’ll share with everyone who has their deposit in.  If you’re interested in a puppy, the firstContinue reading “Puppy Visitation Hours”