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Guests take to the hills
have a picnic
back at the ranch
Spring feeling a lot like winter
Said no obituary ever
A kind thought; Bob presnted with a basket of goodies for all the work he does all year for the various dog trials held by RSDS
got to play in
The only dry field in the north of England
Lucky lucky me...
it was michael portillo on the train
Askham Bryan today 8.3.18
SO wrong... but
My valentine is ...
Filbert fancy Feathers...untidiest pheasent award, taps on the windows for company!
Bob's sheep restraining trap in action
Uncle Alan's poem
Once in Persia reigned a King,
Trains of camels through the sand
In the revels of his court,
Lady fairest ever seen
Fighting on a furious field,
Towering in the public square
Struck with palsy, sere and old,
Too chicken to take the van any firther down the track
Chuckling streams runoff from the moors
Snow scenes at High Quebec!
What you see looking out of the window as the snow falls! And you wrestle with BBC Weather Forecasts
Spring cleaned fish tank
But not Mr Pheasent
Let's hear it for the terrier!
Roger's New Year Joke
Heading for the feeding station MOD
New chimney pot!
LOVELY and warm
The neighbours at play!
walk in the sun
wait there before we cross the road
gifts for the cockies, and
Grenville watches dinner cooking
Cake and new sign for Xmas
Roger's Falkland Island flag wot I bought
Busy at ours this am
pheasant at the window
Man mending the chimney
and Rog filloing his screen wash
and a puppy called Sweep...
Making room for Santa
I found the last 2 pieces
under the table, after I had dismantled the jigsaw.
Our last open fire before Logburner!
the sun has got his hat on
and once I understand this gismo I'll
know lots more than I do now...
He said he was being sensible
Water supply for new house, Westerdale
Not all was possible with the mini digger
A lot by hand!
A covering of snow at MOD
Chap having treatment for lame ness, so Cookie has gained a lot of experience teamed with Jupiter, just ahead of him, in a brace team
6:18 PM (14 hours ago)
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Teesside is full of lorry drivers and motor cycle instructors who suffer from random sheep related radio messages interrupting their lorry driving and motor cycle instruction - 'Luke will you just pull over.... Luke please pul over on that grass Luke Jackie can you see those sheep below you pull over by the seives left at that round about Jim LEFT there's some behind you Kath LUKE ' Aaaagh
Pressie from Pauline...
That sky nearly drove me nuts...
Thank you for birthday pressie! feeling spoiled! Nice feeling! XXX
Because I lived there for a while
I O Wight from the Air
'List some of the books you have read on dog training' was one of the challanges on my application to become a AHBH judge...
So pleased! Zandie qualified JHD (Junior Herding Dog! she is only 7)
And two cones over there
Terry - from California...(she'll need considerably more clothes)
and Reegan... to give a fresh look at teaching and trialling beginner handlers of all breeds of herding dogs!
Joking. Cats Rule.
Good day at Egton Show
Bob as the President!
The explosion in the brick factory
The heather is brill this year
Trouble at t'show...
Lunch at Cedar Barn! So nice!
Happy handler pleased with her dog Chap!
Got the shed!
Back from the Nationals
We had some rain
Meet Jed, Bob's new baby!
Elizabeth's Kate preparing for the Nurseries! Lift (Needs a little work)
499 pieces... 3-D. I may go blind.
We knew, when the top bananas all baled out after the referendum result. The teen age voters have revenged themselves on the oldies to get supported through their university years. Basically a win for terrorist groups and people with long knives. My 15 acre 'garden' is going to triple my poll tax, RPA will doubtless vanish and Europe's getting best laugh since the American election. And Ryedale's fracked.
And that may read as teenagers being a terrorist group. I considered the offence this may cause, then left it as it reads. So kennel cough seems small beer at mo; got a bucket of antibiotic tablets all the dogs reject in any form of concealment so by the end of the course probably will be first customer of our new enriched super efficient NHS for re attaching my pill inserting hand.
To the woods
Jupe photobombing the scenary
Part of the team
Bluebells at Baysdale
Helping train the Plainsville sheep! On the mobile... keeping the heavy breather interested with the occasional whistle blast.
On the way back
from gathering Jackos
above the steam railway line
we saw the marbled blackbird. Better pic next time I see him...
Pulling the digger out at New House
Clough Head Sheepdog Trial from the
top of the field.
Valmis Jupiter makes it up there! I am at the bottom, in front of the white car away from the rest, the judge's car, begging him to flank so we get some steering. He REALLY wants to bring them straight down. I REALLY want him to swing them left along the side of the incline to hit his fetch gates. We did get them but time ran out...
(Thank you Thomas Longton for the pic taken on his phone; 'Dog has so much eye I had time to take a picture')
Another lovely 2 days gathering at Baysdale
off the moor
and into the fields for lambing.
Bob in his Grandfather chair! The face of a man who has come home and found the garden hopping with non-commercial sheep...
Meet the great grand children.
Unruly. I blame the parents.
I gave the one underneath the last Werther's Origional
Red eye Jasmi stole a peanut
First trip to kitchen on their own feet ( except Fatboy and Jasmi, had to gather them up)
First Bone for Jasmi 5 weeks old
puppies at 5 weeks!
Trial field was wet at Dog Keenal Lane!
Flamingoland! Just over the fields. Can hear the punters screaming in the summer, big cats roaring in the evenings. My home for so long!
Valmis Jukka/ Chap puppies, all 7, eyes opening and practicing barks and growls!
They are half bro/sis to Valmis Jupiter.
Jupe gets a first!
And Cookie gets a fetch gate and a pen!
Thank you Jenny for the photos!
Some stubborn lost sheep!
My brother spoils me!
Delivery for the Goulders
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THE CURIOUS WORLD OF HIERONYMUS BOSCH
First i found his name in those few pages at the back of the book they put in to hook you in to the nest book... then this just appeared on my face book page... weird or what!
Lizzie's big day...inspirational!
Rainbow's end in the field, time to get those
Zandie's emergancy op a success
and Roger has made a tool box for different sized tools...
BossRobin, you missed him!
A celebration of the team's survival of the 2016 English Nationals. Heart felt thanks were offered to Chairman, A Mosey from us, and from Alec and us to his family team, the Castle Howard team, and Sally Banks, who doesn't even like sheepdogs, for an enormous amount of work undertaken stress endured with eternal grace and good humour.
A magic evening, highlight J B Murdoch and J Rangely, as dinner monitors, serving the apple crumble.
How did they know me n Bob were coming?
Day out at Pateley Bridge Show
This is how to shed... demo by Brenda H and Earnie...
The tent was fun and well shelterd, very cosy
The Internationals have been and gone!
The sheep were so pretty
so was the scenery
but when one of the sheep wranglers opened up his van for a brew next door to us
there was some serious Generator Envy going on.
Plant Rescue...the banana plants in their new home thriving!
Had a little gold crest on my finger!
and a video link to see the fly by!
(Highlight, left click, right click the view page option.)
Try the above link for trials dates...Highlight, left click, right click the view page option.
New car... its a man thing
Chap did good but no cigar!
VIPs at Castle Howard
Young bullfinch slowly recovering after bouncing off my freshly cleaned windows... sorry, little soul!
Three personal highlights from the Nationals
Sharing lunch among friends with my Pa
Making friends with my sheep on the course!
And we SHED! and penned... out of time as we singled.
Here’s your clip on radio York.
and another one!
One more day of competition...then it's the clearing up!
One more sleep to go to Eng. Nats!
One man with a lawn mower and 350 sheep hard at work...
Some one else is doing ALL the work! I LOVE this!
Cookie had a go
As did Zandie the kelpie
A bit of a do
There were strawberries
A very happy birthday party!
I have pansies
Bob's baby Shep... 'Stand back, ole fellah, I got this'
I think Roger has made a door
and an um guines pig agility course?
Back at Glebe, last of our sheep clipped and
some chain saw gardening going on
Browse to the Zoo
and to the parrots
Roger has made
a circle making thingy
on the road sir
Zandie at the Herding day at Vikki Wong's...sheep cheeky.
Cookie also had a go...
And Jupiter did a good clean shed!
Lesson Learnt. Do Not Take the Lead off too early!After three days lurking in the wheatfield opposite, Kate is safe home!
Chap had a perfect half mile outrun on the Deerplay second day but failed to take vital stop and steering commands and brought them at high speed over bog gulley and rush to my feet instead of across the hill to the drop off point for his second outrun, so I retired. I was not alone, plenty more did the same, so I know what to practice for next year! The winning runs showed how to do it!
dear old Zetor
(high light link, left click, select view this link)
Getting very excited! off to see the Cherry blossom!
Love it that they've come to England to see cherry blossom
which really is pretty cool
Met this little soul and his nest mate on the road to Goathland; a snipe chick... what are the chances of seeing one this new ?
Roger's joints Explained
Finally a bit of sun!
so, WHY are you lame, lamb?
Start of the bluebell wood... work in progress
The lambers come home
Just in time...First new lambs!
first new potatoes!
Roger has finished his box!
After playing penning with Zandie
we saw a little owl in the tree
and notice how green the hedgrows have grown in the few days Willy has visited!