Today we had visitors to the farm. This is the 2nd year that a group of Polish friends from MN stopped by to visit the big white dogs while on their way to Chicago for the Polish Constitution Day Parade which is tomorrow. I told them about the Polish Tatra dog and their use as a livestock guarding dog. There were many photos taken of the house dogs and the other two living outside with sheep. I've established a warm relationship with this group, just wish they'd have more time to relax and enjoy a longer visit. Maybe next year!! Click on the picture for greater detail. You can just see Gracie way to the left, in the front pasture with the rams.
I am a breeder of Polish Tatra Sheepdogs, a rare breed. I keep a flock of registered Shetland sheep. In 2008 we added laying hens to the farm. 2009 brought the first attempt at a garden and it's successful so far!