Archive for January, 2023

new glove – new snow   2 comments

Posted at 2:05 pm in Uncategorized

Recently, Sage2 and Skye have taken to playing “keep away” games with my rubber work gloves. Sage won’t pick them up if they get muddy. Yesterday, I gave them a nice, clean glove to play with. Sage took a lot more interest in it. It’s interesting to see that, earlier on, he would carry the glove around, trying to get Skye to follow him. He did the same thing with sticks or the soft frisbee throw toy. Lately, he lets Skye carry the toy and he follows him around while making little attempt to take the objects away even though he is very capable of doing so. I think there is some form of teaching thing going on – perhaps a herding dog skill being taught.

Written by Administrator on January 6th, 2023

skye   2 comments

Posted at 8:48 pm in dogs,farm


It’s been a long while since I posted on here. There’s some catching up to do! I guess the most recent news is that, after a year or so of being a single dog tribe after Shelby died in 2021, a new member has joined the pack. Skye, a young blue merle Rough Collie, became part of the Dog Tribe of Round Hill on the Thanksgiving Weekend. He was born on July 28, 2022, so is a bit over 5 months of age now. Initially, I was concerned that Sage2 might be a bit jealous of the new kid on the block, but it turns out that he really likes having a little sidekick and it treating him very well. They play together in the garden several times a day while I am doing outdoor work. It’s all been very entertaining. Skye is growing quickly – I measured him today and he is standing about 20 inches tall at the shoulder. Sage2 is about 25 inches tall, so the youngster is catching up with him. Anyhow, that’s a bit of news to get me started blogging again. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it up, but I’ll give it a shot.

Photo:: Sage2 on the left, and Skye on the right, playing the “Stick Game”.

Written by Administrator on January 5th, 2023