Monthly Archives: August 2014

Mennonites Make LOLBCA Sheepdog Trial a Delight

            Our Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association conducted its annual sheepdog trial on the farm of Jason Weaver, just south of Vandalia, Illinois, on August 15 and 16, 2014. It was the club’s first time at this location.             … Continue reading

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Bilbo is Frodo’s New Apprentice

             Bilbo is a Pyrenees puppy—only 6 weeks old. That’s too young, I know, for an ordinary pup to leave its litter and come to a new home. But Bilbo comes to Heatherhope this early to start important bonding with Frodo, … Continue reading

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Call for A Less Defensive Farm Bureau

         With a small, 43 acre farm, with a small flock of sheep and a handful of dogs, I am a what might be called a “hobby” farmer. Losing money on the farm isn’t going to drive me to homelessness.           … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals Set For October 4

You are cordially invited to a Service of Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. That day is the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known, of course, as one who recognized … Continue reading

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