So, it's sort of amazing how my life has sort of evolved over time... There was a time when I had no sheep and no sheep dogs- dogs, but not sheep dogs. Life was good then. Then I had a sheepdog and no sheep. Life was good too. Now, I have sheepdogs and sheep, and life is continuing to be good. But, the underlying story is changing too... I am not really enjoying trialing like I used to. I still love to watch good runs, and have good runs, but being a bit of an introvert, I am not in love with the whole social scene which appears to be integral to the whole sheepdog trialing world. Maybe it has to do with the issue of no real money to spend, maybe it's I get my enjoyment out of quiet time.. who knows.. Life is good, that is true, but I am trying to decide how I want to spend my time.
On one hand I believe I should trial to test my dogs, but honestly, for what reason? They work for me, do as I ask and I am happy with them. Maybe the answer is to only trial occasionally, as in maybe three trials a year? I don't know. The truth is, even when we do well, I don't really care.. is that horrible? I hope not.. I am proud when we do well, but at the end of the day, no matter how we do, I still bring my boys home and go about life...
So, I am trying to navigate how I want to do things.. As that goes, I am also trying to keep up with the work at the farm and the house.
Yesterday I string trimmed at the house (boy did it need it) and then I showered and headed up to the fair. It was nice to see some old friends and I did not stay long, but enjoyed the time I had there.
Today is more of the usual. May go to Kohls department store and get new sneaks. Other than that, check sheep work dogs, and then probably clean the house. Like to get cleaning done during the week.