Today was another day of the international rangeland congress; tomorrow I'm off to help set up for our provincial sheep and fibre show, happening this weekend. After that I shall return to the regularly scheduled program of ranch life, sheep and dogs.
One neat thing about the congress - there are a few Australian delegates there who are looking for a place they can visit and see sheep and grass. Someone passed my name around; we're trying to organize a tour here on Saturday. Such a lovely connection for Allen and I, given we have the obvious sheep side of things to share but also the Australian Kelpies.
I did use a day away from conferencing to get stuff together for the fibre portion of our small provincial show. I'll be doing some needle felting while there, and think I'll enter a fleece or two for judging. I put a few hours into this piece hoping to have it complete for the show, and while I did manage to finish the scene I won't get the edges done and have it ready to hang. I'll show it anyway. I couldn't decide to go with Familiar Trails or Familiar Tails but Facebook friends decided on Tails.
The picture is showing a tad darker than it is for real. I think I'll gallery wrap it on a canvas so it will be without a frame. The felted area is 12 x 28 inches.
At just a couple days old they can sure get around. Amazing little gaffers really. I don't think I ever do lambing time justice in the...
I gave myself a small mission for the trip to Nova Scotia - to visit with a flock of sheep and their guardians as I have done in Montana...
There is new guardian dog at the neighbours, just up the road from here. After getting permission to be there I took a drive to see if I co...