Worked my guys at my friend's place yesterday. It's a long drive, which costs $$, but it is well worth it, not only for the work, but for the friendship. It was pretty comfortable about there when I got there, and first thing I did was work Joe? not sure. It went okay, but the more I work him the more fresh he gets... Something about respect... who knows. I am not worried about him being too tight now, just not grabbing wool as he goes around ;) Dan worked well, but on the first outrun was way short on his lift, and I told him to get out of that, which he thought just stop, so, we re-did it and he was better. His lifts can be spot on sometimes and really wonky other times. Ever since seeing that video of Jim Cropper and his dog at a trial, I now know what the true picture should be when working my dog- the speed of the sheep, the orderliness of it all...
Joe got a few works and Dan a couple. Then we had a nice lunch, and I headed home. Hit traffic on the way, which added a good half hour to my trip.
Today I am busy at work, and will not get to work Joe or Dan. Joe is getting fitter and fitter. Scary. Early tomorrow morning we leave for the Merck Forest trials. I have never been there. I hope it's a nice one. We will stay in a hotel Sat night, and I don't run on Sunday until later in the day (drat) so I have to head home later than I would like.
I got in touch with Charlie and next week we will finally get that fence put up (and only one or two gates), and there are some trees that fell in a storm that need to go. It's cooler out now, so it's time to get back to work. Still have to clean out the barn, but I am going to have my nephew do it- he's got a cell phone bill to pay each month, and I think this is a good way to help him earn the money. He likes animals, and my sister asked if they could have a lamb to take to the fair next year- no problem! I would love it if he showed it, and even sold it at the auction ( I don't want it coming home from there- due to all the ickies that live at that place).
Well, that's it for now.