Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where Have I Been!!

It's been forever since I've posted. So much going on. We still have not sold our farm. We all know what's going on in the real estate world. But I am hopefull 2011 might prove to be the right time. In keeping with that mindset, I have a young Tatra for sale. Her name is Gita (short for Margita). She was born 7.31.09. I had kept her as she tested well for LGD, and has lived outside with sheep most of this time. But her hips are not good enough to use for my breeding program and she is now living her 'adolescent' stage and is way too playful with the sheep. I have Shetlands and she is taller than them. She is only about 85 lbs. and is very loving with people. I think she really does like people more than sheep. I've had her in the house for a few weeks at a time and she's done just fine in here with 2 other females. She is spayed and ready to go. I think she'd make an excellent all around FARM dog, but not with smaller livestock. And no chickens. She's eaten chickens. Even though she was fine when inside the house, I think she prefers to live outside 24/7. I believe she'll develop into a fine guard dog as she matures. All the commands she knows right now are sit and stay. If anyone is interested, please contact me.
As to the sheep, I have 13 ewes and 6 rams. I need to find homes for them also. I do have one person/acquaintance in WI who might be interested in the entire flock. Or I'll be placing them individually. I believe all 13 ewes are pregnant and this year I started breeding groups early, so I suspect that around the middle of March we will begin lambing. I will post pictures when we start.