We are no longer Shepherds. The last of our flock left for upstate NY on Sunday. It's been awfully quiet around here. Our LGD was so miserable we gave him a bunny to watch. Boy, does he love his new bunny! No more competition for his dog food, no more butting ram or little lambs climbing all over him --- just one quiet rabbit that is always where he left it. Too funny to watch him race back to the rabbit to make sure it's safe. He is the BEST livestock guardian dog ever. No matter what he has to guard, he does it well.
A farm is much like a garden, always evolving and never done. In the upcoming year we will be focusing on heritage and rare breeds of poultry - chicken and turkey. Honeybees will be arriving in the spring as well. Can't wait to move on to this new phase.