It seems like lately all of the blog posts start with ‘lets catch up a bit’, but as mentioned in the previous post, my non-stock life has gotten a bit away from me. All in good ways though. When I arrived in Frenchtown to set for the ASCofMontana trial, and unloaded 5 yards of rubber, […]


Part of having sheep is doing the non-training work; feeding, shearing and butchering.  After a long winter of having heavy coats and eating up, it was time to shear them down and see what frame was there.  Shearing time is a great opportunity to get the first peek at how the lambs are starting to […]


No matter where you fall on the ‘i love animals’ spectrum, unplanned, unwanted puppies and kitties are pretty universally understood to be the saddest. i’m always reminded of the puppies i evaluated for a shelter that were Merle to Merle from an oops litter. Only to be told that these were the 3rd generation of […]

Handler Stress

Handler stress is something that after almost 5 years… I am understanding and conquering.   This is a big statement as historically i’ve been known to come completely unglued if things went wrong.  Understand that a lot of this stems from experiences with Simon where when things went wrong, there was blood.  Not a lot, but […]