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!