Tag Archives: sheep- herding

Walking Forward, Looking Back.

The title of this book sounds like my life! How could I resist? Retired lady with dog, going for walks and thinking about her life. “The white dots of sheep are spread out over the distant fields to the far … Continue reading

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One Girl and her Dogs

I have been “a girl and her dog” for most of my life. I feel lonely without a dog, and have had a series of mixed breed rescue dogs, all of whom have been loveable and loyal. Border Collies, though, … Continue reading

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Sheepish:

Two women, fifty sheep and enough wool to save the planet. Sheepish is a memoir of fifteen years on a small farm in Minnesota. Full of all sorts of fascinating. Did you know what “wool-gathering” means? Nowadays it is day-dreaming, … Continue reading

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Dog stories.”The Dog Who Danced”

Bud and I are both working – yes it’s work – through a long and scholarly book, so I went to the library to get some easy story to punctuate that reading. The Dog Who Danced, by Susan Wilson, caught … Continue reading

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A vanishing way of life

“The Last Shepherds: a Vanishing Way of Life on Britain’s Traditional Hill Farms” I spent my teenage years near the edge of the Cotswold Hills, traditional sheep country. Medieval England’s wealth was based on sheep, especially their wool. The sheep, … Continue reading

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The dogs of Windcutter Down: David Kennard

Mist.Ernie, Greg, Gail, Jake… When my grandson was a year old, he knew each of these Border Collies by name, just like the two at his home, Abbey and Jig. The first dog for me in a lifetime of dogs … Continue reading

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