Sunday, September 18, 2011

7 White Angels

Meet some angels in white. These are our 7 breeding ewes at Windsor Wool Farm. You can see what attention we pay to keeping wool clean. This is such a great time of year when the air is cooler and the sheep are happy.

Pictured from left to right, back row are Chloe, Daffy, Olivia, Matilda. They are Bluefaced/Border Leicester/Merino crosses. The front row are our Border Leicester girls, Mary, Diana and Lizzy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blackjack Pershing

Dogs are very special to me. Growing up, my family always had a dog. When I was in 4th grade, I got a dog of my own. She lived 17 years and was a great companion. Many times she was the friend I went to when no one was there. Since then I have had other dogs, infact we now have 5 dogs here at the farm.

But Blackjack is one of those special dogs that understands with just a look a world of unspoken emotion.

His mother was abandoned here at the farm and he was born under our barn one rainy May night. The diference of raising a puppy from birth is extroidinary. He and I have been great friends. Part of that great relationship is secure in knowing that I am leader and he is a forever member of my pack. His loyalty, intelligence and serious nature may come from his Border Collie heritage but I think a lot of what makes Blackjack Pershing a special dog is the bond forged from birth with this farm and those people who live here who love and respect dogs.