A Purpose

"He's a rescue" she beamed, as I pondered the statement it occurred to me that never before have people desired to have a purpose, like they do in our world today.They seem almost desperate to make a difference, or to save something. Some save whales or trees, feed the poor, rescue mustangs, wear pink for cancer, dump water on their heads, wear embarrassing hats or run marathons. They do this to g…

Staying ahead of the weather

Who hasn't been there? knowing you must head home, or get to shelter, as you can feel the weather  coming in, the warm air being replaced by a cool breeze, that warns you to move along. All the while wanting to turn around and stare at the beauty bearing down on you. Even the sun seems to be scampering ahead. No worries as these trusty ewes lead the way to a cozy barn, and the kettle on. A lo…

The year of the bird.

2017 is the year of the bird, a little wonderful bird, called the "Chickadee" Yes the day has arrived, our new little whistle has finally hatched and it is perfect, it comes in a deep red, brass, black and white, it is a traditional shape, and like the Blue Bird, it is easy to blow, with excellent tone. We know you will love it as much as we do! But that is not all, with it, is a new and impr…

It was a lovely tea pot!

I want, on occasion to share some of my favorite art with you. Most is old and wonderful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This piece, Mutters ganzer, is by Carl Reichert (1836-1918). Who could not resist these little trouble makers. I enjoyed the use of color in this piece. Form the red collar that is on only one puppy, which in turn leads you back up to the sugar bowl, and back to the tea po…

Whistle Tutorial

One of the hardest things for people, learning to run a sheep dog is their whistles. Some struggle, and never learn to whistle, while others choose a set of whistles, and take the time to teach them to their dog, only to learn latter that they choose poorly. For example their Come By whistle may be a low tone followed by a high tone, while their Away To Me, is a high tone, followed by a low tone.…

Farm Diggity!

Farm Diggity, a beginning, not of what is today, but of what has always been. It is a way, a thing, an attitude, a connection, an understanding. It is that unexplained force that allows a dog that needs a ride, to make it halfway across the United States, with someone, and then with someone else that just happens to be going that way. It's a person with a trailer full of horses, broken down on the…