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Monday, August 26, 2013

More on the Regional

Wow, I was just testing to see if the blog would work off my computer, and voila!!! It works!!! It's going to be a busy week with attending the International Annual TICA show which is being held in Bellvue, Washington. It is held at different locations all over the world. The last time it was in the North West was 10 years ago in Edmonton.  So a week of bathing cats and getting the old "Catmobile" in shape for the trip. Once the Annual is over, Corky and I will be heading to Calgary where I will do the Calgary show and Corky will do some work for my middle daughter. I'll head back on my own and hold the fort until Corky gets back.
We have some Fall lambs coming, so it will be busy.
Corky's Mum and Sister and Brother In Law will be here for a week starting Sept. 6th, from New Zealand. It will be nice to catch up for everyone. They are on their way to a family reunion in Ireland. It would be nice if we could go, but farming and critters do not allow for such things. Bad enough getting someone for a few days when Corky and I can get away together.
We've got some critters on our 10 acres in Lake Cowichan, but we have to check to be sure they have enough water as the pond has dropped dramatically. So far they are thriving and keeping the land clear of brambles and weeks and keeping all the trails open and alder free. Even if we don't have time to ride, the horses are still valuable for keeping the fields from getting over grown.
Well, I'm pleased that my computer seems to have fixed itself, so will sign off till next time.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

All Canada Sheep Classic

We had a fabulous show at the All Canada Sheep Classic. First yearling ram. First Fall ram lamb. Reserve Champion Ram. Second Fall ewe lamb from entries from all over Canada. All our sheep were in the top 3 in every class, so the good old Briar Glen lines continue to be well represented.
It seems my Blog will not post off my regular computer, so have to pick out the blog on the iPad.
We also sold two good Pyrenees pups for predator work on two farms at the Classic. We know they'll be pleased with their work and how much they will save in predator losses.
The Regional TICA show in Yakima was a great success with Jassenia taking #1 spot in the Region. Ragalong Cloud 9 took Best Ragdoll and 7th Best over All Breeds.
I'm just getting ready to head to the International TICA Annual being held in Bellvue, Washington this year. Jassenia will pick up her International award there. I'd like to ramble on, but picking on the iPad is too time consuming. Have to get a computer wizard in to find out how I can do it off my computer.
So that's all folks, for now.