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Handling the Primal

“I want to hold her,” Connie pleaded with me.   She rolled up her shirt and undershirt and took puppy Number One from me. An hour or so before I had called to Connie, “We’re losing her.”       Tiny, … Continue reading

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“Meet and Greet the Lambs” Set for June 7

  Heatherhope Farm invites everyone to “Meet and Greet the Lambs 2014” set for Saturday, June 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It’s been a good year! We have 34 lambs out on the pasture now and there are … Continue reading

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Epiphany at Heatherhope, January 4

You are invited to a very special evening—our annual Epiphany celebration at Heatherhope Farm. We will gather Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 4:30 to about 7:30 p.m. At times the darker powers of this world seem to threaten to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet the Lambs, May 25

Come to Heatherhope Farm on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meet and greet our 2013 crop of 21 new lambs. Watch them follow their mothers and enjoy their lamb frolics during which they gather like … Continue reading

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Epiphany at Heatherhope Set for January 6, 2013

You are cordially invited to a winter tradition: Epiphany at Heatherhope.   Come alone, with a friend, or with your whole family. Festivities will be on Sunday, January 6 and run from 4:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. or so. We … Continue reading

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The Glories of Glum and Sheep Keepers New Year

            Lots of people complain when clouds and rains come. They think it dreary.  Not me—especially when we have endured the long, hot, dry summer of 2012. I complained when there was not a cloud in the sky for days … Continue reading

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Post-Sheep-Handling Thoughts on Olympian Spirit

The great 19th century Danish-Lutheran philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, wrote scathingly of a certain bishop who was called a “faithful witness of the truth” at his funeral. Kierkegaard thought that faithful witnesses, or, what he would also call “knights of faith,” … Continue reading

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Saving 254 from Death by Bloat

            It had been one of those busy days–even a rough day—so Connie and I felt sufficiently sorry for ourselves that we got carry out Chinese food for dinner. We got up from our meal and I saw that telltale … Continue reading

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Cap X Abbie Puppies All Placed

All of our Cap X Abbie pups have been placed, and we are thrilled that all of them will be sheepdogs. One is going to a young woman who is experienced at dog training and agility competition, but will be … Continue reading

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Prayerfully Gathering with Spot

February 2, 2012                 As an apprentice sheepdog, Spot has had a tumultuous work history. With the help of the insights from three of the very best sheepdog trainers in the world, Bobby Dalziel, Aled Owen and Gordon Watt, I … Continue reading

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