My friend over at Mud Ranch tagged me and I must reply with things that you may not know about me (I chose to do 5 just like she did):
1. In highschool, I was rodeo queen for our local rodeo. It was quite an adventure travelling around the state with my dog and horse. A time that I will always remember fondly.
2. I originally got my sheep to learn how to herd with my Cardigan Corgi, Darby. I was taking lessons and wanted to practice more often. The only way to do this was to have some sheep of my own. My husband was not thrilled 🙂 he grew up raising sheep and was involved in 4-H and FFA. He had Dorsets and proceeded to tell me about all of the problems they could have.
Life works in funny ways because later that week I got a call from my sister saying that she just picked up a little goat at a place and there were 2 sheep in the pen available as well. The conditions were horrible – an 8′ x 8′ pen with mud water for drinking and straw for food, with no shelter, in the middle of winter. I brought home the funniest looking sheep for $25 for the pair, a ewe and a wether. They weren’t great representatives of the breed…
but they got me hooked. After doing a lot of research into what these funny things were, we added 5 bred, regitered ewes.
I love this picture of them – Zettle’s Aspen, Zettle’s Hattie, Zettle’s Blackberry, Zettle’s Harley, and Zettle’s Ginger. Almost 6 years later, we still have Hattie and Harley.
3. Along the same lines as the sheep, I can blame the dogs for the ducks we have as well. I wanted to teach my dogs how to herd ducks and I fell in love with the little Call Ducks. They are very entertaining and have fun personalities, just like our sheep!
This is a picture of Kate herding ducks at a trial earlier this Summer.
4. I can thank my husband for my love of photography. He bought a really nice camera for me several Christmas’ ago and I was thrilled. It is truly the best gift I have received 🙂
5. It is 11:15 pm and I just heard on the news that It might rain tonight and I have 1/2 a ton of pellets in the back of the truck that I forgot to have my husband help me unload before he left for the weekend – ugh… I guess I better go put a tarp on it!
What an interesting life you have had thus far ! I am always interested in the route people take to arrive at certain points or interests in their lives ! Thank-you for sharing. Rodeo queen! Wow…
I have never been tagged before, so will try to answer in my next blog posting ! Kathy Burnson
Wow Rodeo Queen huh? That’s pretty impressive… And now no horses. Don’t blame you one bit though… Atleast you can put the sheep in the freezer. 😉
I guess that would be one thing I should mention… We’re both royalty you know. I never wanted to but (hush hush) I was the Homecoming Queen my Junior year (yep, beat out the senior girls). Boy was I embarassed… I hated the whole thing but was surprised I won, that’s for sure! 😀
I thought Tammy told me you started with Shetlands! Where those the first two, or is there a chapter you haven’t shared?
mudranch – yeah, you can put sheep in the freezer and you can have a lot more of them and they still eat less than a horse does 🙂 Wow – Homecoming Queen – that’s impressive!
Michelle – Nope, we had Jacobs first and then we got a few Shetlands. I loved their fiber but it was a lot easier having one breed of sheep and my heart belongs to the Jacobs 🙂