A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE OLD RAM

The Old Ram-Australia

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Thank you Sage, sure always interested in interesting folks and stories. Get her to email me at fegan@live .com.au and reference you from BYH. How about you? Not sure how PM works here,maybe you could contact Baymule and give her your phone number and a convient time (your time ) I could ring you and we could chat a little so that we are at ease with each other ,because it comes across so much better on the radio, it is really easy,you will really enjoy it ,just ask Baymule......T.O.R.
 

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I forgot , When you get a chance Ridge I want to chat to you on the radio. Maybe you could give Baymule your phone contact details with a day date and time at your end when I can call you. Not sure if you have joined Australian Painted Sheep FB? If so we can say "hello" on Messanger and do a video chat? T.O.R.
 

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I don't do Facebook. That said, I rarely see any pix of my grandkids doing cool stuff. In fact an acquaintance of mine sees more pix of my grandkids than I do because she is Facebook friends with my DDIL1 - and they have never met in person! LOL.

Bay has my contact information.
 

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Hi Bay, I will be in touch with you on this subject. Ridgetop. I feel for you, I have at least 4 great grand daughter's who I am unlikely to ever meet.( It's a whole other story). TO.R.
 

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I do at least see my grandchildren. The ones in Nipomo several times a year, the others almost every day. Love seeing them, but DH ad I were discussing this morning how peaceful it is in Texas when we are not involved in any problems. DH said that although we are in our Primes, our children all retain vision of us as 30-year-olds with unlimited energy and ability! While we are still able and have some energy, we don't feel like watching energetic 2-year-olds all day. :old Hard to retain our views of ourselves in our Primes when we collapse after watching Annabel. LOL
 

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Thank you Sage, sure always interested in interesting folks and stories. Get her to email me at fegan@live .com.au and reference you from BYH. How about you? Not sure how PM works here,maybe you could contact Baymule and give her your phone number and a convient time (your time ) I could ring you and we could chat a little so that we are at ease with each other ,because it comes across so much better on the radio, it is really easy,you will really enjoy it ,just ask Baymule......T.O.R.
I'm working on getting her contact info (hopefully better than filling out a form on her website).
Me??? LOL just have 12 sheep and 5 dogs pretty 'small potatoes' as we say over here. :lol: Let's see if we can get you hooked up with Nan and I'll give it some thought :). Check out White Gum Wool online, that's Nan.
 

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Sage Hill would be interesting because her dogs are not standard herding or LGDs. They do both aspects at the same time. Herding the sheep, leading them to unfenced pastures, guarding the sheep while grazing unfenced pasture, and acting as a living fence while there.

The rest of us just use our LGDs to protect our sheep inside fenced pastures. SageHill trains her dogs to do real Transhumance herding like was practiced by herders in Europe. Really cool.
 

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Sage Hill would be interesting because her dogs are not standard herding or LGDs. They do both aspects at the same time. Herding the sheep, leading them to unfenced pastures, guarding the sheep while grazing unfenced pasture, and acting as a living fence while there.

The rest of us just use our LGDs to protect our sheep inside fenced pastures. SageHill trains her dogs to do real Transhumance herding like was practiced by herders in Europe. Really cool.
Well if you put it that way, I guess maybe I do have something. LOL to me it's all just normal. :)
 

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Oh Ridge, years ago I used to chat with Nan Bray, she introduced me to Prof Fred Provenza. But about 10years ago she stopped replying to me, over the years I have reached out to her, but never got a response...T.O.R.
 

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Oh Ridge, years ago I used to chat with Nan Bray, she introduced me to Prof Fred Provenza. But about 10years ago she stopped replying to me, over the years I have reached out to her, but never got a response...T.O.R.
It's definitely a small world. I know her from before she moved to Tasmania. Back when she was learning to train her border collies. We both trained with the same person, and she got her dogs from her as well. I've reached out to her via the website as I don't have her current email. I'll see if I get a response. It's very interesting what she has found with how the sheep choose what they eat. I see the very same thing here, though on a much much much smaller scale. :). When I'm out there, there is pretty much nothing else to do but observe. Damned if I don't try to get the sheep to graze in the meadow, it's green and lush. I try, but they rarely graze there, or if they do it's not for long. They stand and look at me, look at the dog and wait. It's like they've decided they don't want to eat at that restaurant and want to go somewhere else. If I leave it up to the sheep and the dog they get to a spot that has what the sheep seem to think is candy and are happy. So, looking at what I've seen here, and reading and listening to what Nan found and how she manages her sheep it's very close to the same thing.
It's a small world for sure.
 

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