livestock guardian dogs

A few fleeces left?

Monday, April 10, 2017  The snow has all melted and the sun will be bright today. ☀️ Perfect! I need to get into the fleece shed and see if there are any more fleeces to have processed.  I ran out of good weather going through the fleeces and then the fleece shed…
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It’s all good

Thursday, March 30, 2017  Well, I guess March will be going out like a lion as we brace for another snow storm tonight and tomorrow. About this time every year I get antsy to get the barn cleaned out from the winter bedding, but I think I'll need to practice patience for…
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March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017  The pasture snow is almost gone!  Never fear, we'll see more, but the alpacas are now out and exploring all day long and even sleeping outside at night. Chief and Charlotte keep them safe so they can sleep wherever they want.The March newsletter, though quite late,…
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Woodland Winter

Friday, February 24, 2017  Winter is definitely back in Woodland! More snow, and subzero temps for tonight. We're all OK, no worries.  :)  My commute to the barn might be strenuous, but today is one day I'd rather be on foot than out in traffic. Be careful out there!  Happy Friday! Photo of the day: Welcome to…
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Singing dogs? ;)

Monday, January 16, 2017  Along with those clear sunny skies come some very frigid cold night temps. It's -10° on our thermometer as I type. It's probably about 15° inside the barn but that's still cold. Hopefully, I will find time to work on the online store today, now that we seem to have a little control over the…
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A break in the storms! :)

Saturday, January 14, 2017  I like to think we work in sync with Mother Nature here but there are times when it seems like we are battling! But I think we'll get the upper hand today with lots of sunshine and no new snow. Our driveway has been a one road, one car…
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Charlotte ❤️

Wednesday, January 11, 2017  My oh My! We got so much snow overnight I was afraid to let the house dogs go out this morning, thought they might get stuck out there! And it's still snowing. Snow photos tomorrow! Ed will start to chip away at the driveway soon, and then we'll both…
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My quiet place

Monday, November 21, 2016  Getting ready for houseguests and the big feast on Thursday plus our event on Saturday means my quiet times this week will be in the barn. It's the best place to go to when I feel the need to get grounded.  I usually keep a chair inside the barn for times…
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Charlotte’s first year

Tuesday, November 15, 2016  Our youngest guardian dog Charlotte arrived here last October. She was in a pet home, not very happy there, and was advertised on a rescue site. She had many things to learn - how to act around the other 2 guardians, how to protect the crias but not run with…
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A quiet place

Monday, November 14, 2016  Moving right along.... I will tell you that I have very strong feelings about the state of affairs in our country with our new president-elect but I will also tell you that I will no longer bring it to this page.  This is a page where you…
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October 8, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016 You know, we've never actually "closed" Blue Moon Ranch before, probably because we've never been quite so busy before now.  Our visitors and tours are what keep us in business and we know that and are grateful for them, but everyone needs a little rest once in a while. I'm already thinking about new…
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October Snowflakes!

Thursday, October 6, 2016 We saw some serious snowflakes here for a while yesterday. The alpacas all watched from inside the barns and Charlotte was the only one who chose to stay out in it. She does love her job. :) Chief claimed one of the cushy dog beds I put in the girls' barn and he was…
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Fenceline entertainment

Tuesday, September 20, 2016  Just about every single night we have a bit of a ritual here- when Ed gets home from work, we agree to spend 30 minutes to an hour talking to each other. We sit down, we don't look at our phones, we have a drink together and we talk. We're now enjoying the last few…
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