First snow


We got our first snow of the season, and it was also the pups first snow ever! They were pretty excited about it. Like Max & Flav, they loved it right away. Maremma’s and Great Pyrenees both LOVE snow and love winter, it’s their favorite season by far. The pups had a lot of fun playing in it and eating it too of course.


Max was really happy winter is starting to arrive. He was much happier to see the snow than I was!


Ghost looks like a baby polar bear.


It was absolutely adorable watching them play in the snow for the first time. I mean, it doesn’t get much cuter than that does it?


The sheep shared my feelings about the wet snow and were a little less excited than the dogs were.

Still, the temperatures have been reasonable and are supposed to continue to be through this coming week. It’s windy outside which makes it a little colder, but it’s overall pretty decent weather for this time of the year.

Yesterday we were gone from the farm for 12 hours for a Doctors appointment that wasn’t great. But we got home safely. This morning when I woke up I had a few really bad hours. I was terribly sick, and in a tremendous amount of pain, causing me to double up on medications and take emergency meds twice. After a couple of hours of the pain building, I was still being violently ill and in pain, but I was more confident I wouldn’t need to make a trip to the ER or call Ed home from work. I managed to get the barn chores does as soon as I could make it up there, and of course have been laying low ever since, even though I have a million things to catch up on, and I’d love to get even one done… or at least started.


The boys have been up with me and of course staying close, and from the looks of things, my rough morning, was also pretty rough on Rollie too! So we are going to catch up on some rest, and see what the afternoon brings us. But for now, the polar pups are playing, the sheep are wondering why they need to be outside at all, and the little boys, well, they are being as lazy as possible!

One thought on “First snow

  1. Roz says:

    I’m so sorry you have to endure all these illnesses, and that they keep you from doing all the things you want to do. I have days similar to that, but luckily only rarely. on those days I count it as a victory when I get the barn chores and family obligations done, even if those are the only things I can do.

    I am curious about how you train your dogs. Will the older dogs teach the young ones, or will you have to do most of it, or both? I would love to hear about how to teach them to guard livestock!


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