Lorna Got Skunked!
With all the chaos of pups, I have not kept up with writing, but this morning was noteworthy enough to get me to sit and remember my literary habit. This morning during chores, Lorna tracked a grain-eating skunk down in our field. Got sprayed in the face. While we were working out our end, she continued to track so that we could take care of the invader. Problem solved... at least one of them. I can certainly say that she is more than just a pretty face! Poor Lorna.
In other news, the puppies have all gone to their new homes with the exception of Elberta who is waiting for just the right working home. It's so nice to trade the puppy pen for having our living room back! Lots of snuggling and cuddling of my big dogs is in order. Poor Benji has had to be isolated as both girls (Lorna and Tansy) went into a strong heat at the same time. As we had not planned to have so many consecutive litters here at once, I let Lorna know under very certain terms that we were going to be waiting till Spring at least before welcoming more puppies here. Lorna laid by where the whelping box used to be to let me know her position and remained there in that place through much of the heat. She is not happy with our decision, but is starting to perk up a bit at this point! Funny how much she seems to know! She really was disappointed. Having the living room seems a good consolation prize though as Lorna climbed up for a good snuggle together.
As for Tansy, she is still just a pup and in fact just turned a year old! She has managed her heat well and was extra sweet and snuggly also. Love my girls! Both have now returned to their full bouncy selves repelling birds of concern and apparently skunks. Herding also, but more about that later. Benji is now back to roam in his domain and life is returning to a nice normal rhythm with the B( -enji) L( -orna) T( -ansy)s!
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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.