Wheely Wooly Farm is a very busy place and things are changing all the time, faster than we could ever blog about! As with so many sheep farms, we too have dogs to help us with the sheep, but we are not very good at blogging about them. The training of the dogs brings hours of fun and even more hours of giggles. We don't know what we'd do without our helpers!
In our travels with our booth, we get asked a lot of questions on if we have dogs. Dogs just might be one of the most popular things on this planet, and we've discovered that stories about our dogs seem to be relished. Over the years we've cracked up many a customer and their friends with our silly short dog stories, as so many people can relate to the silly antics of dogs. Living on a sheep farm gives you ample stories to tell! We consider the dogs as farm employees with health plans, as they have been brought here to fulfill a specific purpose. And none of us know how we would manage our daily work here without them. We could say with confidence that the dogs provide 98 percent good work, with a wee bit of chaos from time to time! (like say scaring the sheep half to death trying to run in the barn door with a five foot tree branch in their mouth after a storm...and getting stuck, or by sitting on top of the hay as if it's a mountain, peacefully overseeing the flock but leaving us dumb humans to wonder how on earth we'll get them safely down!)
Other stories aren't on the funny side, such as once after cull day, one dog howled for weeks, breaking our hearts! And it's not real funny when a rambunctious puppy dives into the fresh clean water you just put in the stock tank, or gives you a huge beautiful paw print on your clean shirt just as you need to leave the farm, giving you a new kind of farm style.
So this is the most common time of year we have acquired puppies over the last nearly two and a half decades, which always brings our thoughts back around to those special years when a new puppy came home, as we reminisce about training, progress and funny stories.
With that, here is a picture of a baby corgi puppy! The new owners were having a ball socializing their new pup, until nap time came. So cute!