Busy as we are with preparing for a herding clinic I made a point of sitting out on pasture with the sheep for half an hour this morning, just watching, relaxing, waiting for a sense of reconnection, and taking a few photos.
The meadow brome seed heads are a popular choice right now.
People will begin arriving tomorrow and setting up camp in the yard. In the afternoon we’ll be setting up for a small and relaxed all breed herding trial taking place on Saturday. From there we roll into three days of stock dogging with our good friends Dave and Trudy Viklund coaching us along. The kelpies are ready to go, as always.
The majority of the folks are returning, with just two newcomers who have not been here before. Some have been joining us every year since we started nine years ago.
If you don’t hear from me, you’ll know where I am and what I’m doing. It will be a a great time of laughter and learning. I do love these gatherings, hard work of hosting or not.