Some time has past so that it is easier to talk about this more publicly now, but I did want you all to know that we have lost Benji at the young age of six. Most of you know that he did struggle with Lyme's in the past, and we did find that he had lesions on his brain of unknown cause (Lymes, cancer, injury from an old injury from a horned ram at a friend's farm?) I have so much to thank Benji for. He taught us so much and was our intro into loving this breed and the beginning of our kennel. He saved me and my family many times from extra effort with his control and moving of the sheep or potential threats, tracked and hunted down foxes that were a threat, treed coons that he could not reach or even tried to dig them from their hollows. He loved the lambs, guarded the chickens, saved the kittens from hawks, and always made sure no one was left behind. Benji moused in barns and was a constant shadow and foot warming true and companion. His nose never ceased to amaze us, as he showed us so many new things he was aware of that helped to make the farm smooth. Benji made our world bigger, better, and safer. He was gentle and fierce, perceptive, a gentleman of the old ways, and faithful as the day was long. We have grieved and loved and carry and continue his legacy still in our kennel and hearts. I am so thankful to all of you who have a piece of Benji still here to enjoy and share.
This blog chronicles our very full life here on WoodSong Farm. We will share everything from dog to sheep stories, unique wooly works, to animal husbandry tips we pick up along the way. I hope this helps to give you an idea of what our extended farm family and wooly projects are like, and that we may somehow benefit everyone who reads about our journey.