View from Titirangi, Seminar Notes
About to meet up with some dear friends, and leave for a visit to a Gannet colony, nature center, vineyard and sheep farm, but here’s a photo from the Shangri La where Jim and I are staying for a few nights. Ummmmmmm, yes, it really is this gorgeous.
Can’t wait for the Gannets and the sheep farm, hoping to meet some “Heading Dogs” (a NZ Border collie derivative–do you Kiwis agree with that description?) and Huntaways, an exclusively NZ breed that moves sheep 100% differently than BC’s, lots of movement and barking.)
Last comments about the seminar: Thanks Karen for bringing me over and being such a great host. And thanks to the participants–what a great group. There were some truly great observers in the audience, we had a truly interesting and fruitful time with the demo dogs, and I loved working together with the audience on treatment plans. All the dogs were wonderful –thanks to their owners for letting us learn from them, and to the dogs, Lani and Harlem and Tepo and Nicki, and to Forest, our stable, stalwart stimulus dog. And to Tepo (sounds in Kiwi like Tapoor!) … you’ve especially got my heart mister, good luck.
Just found out from home that two of my ewes, the two that didn’t get marked as bred by Redford, had lambs. Surprise. Holy moly, they must have been bred at the end of June. My poor house sitter has done brilliantly, and boy do I owe some of my good friends a favor for coming over and helping with mid-winter lambs. Ah my, never a dull moment on a farm.
But back to NZ — Here’s the view from a few feet from our B & B – Wow is right! Yes, you really do want to try to get here on vacation some time . . .