Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Got beef?

Well, it looks like maybe, just maybe things will be looking up for us... Well, me and the sheepdogs, anyway...

My brother has about 100 acres in my home town. For a while we had been talking about getting it cleared, and fenced, and putting cattle (his idea) and sheep (mine) on it. Biggest issue was clearing the land and ordering/paying for the fence. Since I am on an austerity budget, I just don't have the funds to plunk down a few thou for fencing. I got my brother to call Premier, and he also looked into other companies, but he went with them..... There is hesitation, because I found out he went with them by talking with him, and having him say that the fence is being delivered tomorrow, and could I come by next week one day and join the fencing party? This is cool. THEN, I hear that the cattle (Angus) are coming the week AFTER! Wow. Okay, guess we are full steam ahead on this. He got high tensile, so that means no baby dogs working sheep there, and even adult dogs it will have to be turned off... But, no sheep just yet. Not rushing into this. BUT, it's cool because my brother lives just a long walk from my parent's and where I grew up, and where I long to spend my time. It could be very very nice.

We had Angus cattle on my grandparent's farm, and always had full freezers of meat. Anyway, good news that things are moving forward.

5 comments:

Laura Carson said...

My ex-BF has his sheep (and cattle) in HT - 8 strand for the sheep, 3 for the cattle. I was able to work Linc there with little to no trouble - but then again he wasn't prone to run sheep into the fence. Then again #2 I didn't take him there for his first few times either. LOL I'm looking forward to the new opportunity for YOU!

sheepkelpie said...

Thanks Laura- I am trying to not get my hopes up...
I hope Chuck reloaded and you are still an item????

Darci said...

Sorry, catch up time,things have been a bit difficult round here,and I hadnt much felt like commenting. However! This is great news! Get those cows dog broke and work them! Have fun!

sheepkelpie said...

Can you see Lucy on cattle? Oh Lordy. Just up her alley- push push push, and the rest of the time, watch out for the hooves. Livin' on the edge...
Good to see you again Darci.

Laura Carson said...

Sorry - I meant to get back over here sooner. Nope, unfortunately Chuck has not reloaded for a second time.