In the old days, dogs had to earn their livings on the farm. There weren't many who were there "just for fun"... but they were working dogs, cattle herders or other dogs who could help the farmer.
This one is an expert at mouse patrol.
She's also in the henyard right this minute, watching for the wolves to come up. I'm praying there is no attack in force, because she's out there alone.
I'm going out to check on her in a few minutes, but, as added incentive, I put her food dish out there with her.
This one has become the chicken-herder supreme... I have to give her credit, rarely does she lose her head and chase... she was just about to, here.
The smart ones were observing her from the rafters.
Once they were all in place, we had a final check:
And then came in and counted our eggs:
With one this morning, that's 20 for the day, in mid-winter. I notice I am getting lots of bantam eggs all the sudden, maybe it's the longer days.
We also got a notice today in my email that our components for the greenhouse are enroute via Fed Ex. The actual plastic components for the "siding"... are being shipped via freight carrier and will be here in a week or so. I'm getting excited!
That's it for today from Calamity Acres.
(and I appreciate all your great comments last night, leaving Lil in the henyard for a while will be a huge surprise for the visitors... I just don't want anything to happen to her, or for HER to get the idea to tunnel out into the pasture).