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Been working on a war wagon, so to speak. Bought a small utility type wagon that can be hauled behind an ATV and have been working on a gravity watering system utilizing a cooler, a float valve and a goat feed trough. Also hanging a mineral feeder off the side.

It's also big enough to haul a dog food tote, a tote or bucket for minerals, our reels and push in stakes and just about anything else we need. We'll also be utilizing some PVC to make a type of continuous feeder for Blue that will allow him to get under the wagon to eat without the sheep bothering him. We are tickled with the quality and heavy nature of the wagon for the price we paid....$169.00 from TSC. Turned out to be bigger than it looks in the pic...a lot bigger and heavier. I'm very pleased!


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The sheep are doing VERY well on paddock moves and are staying in the single strand temp wire that's 12 in. high, which we use to move them along the paddocks. Blue is staying in it well also.

Can't wait to work the kinks out of the water wagon...has a few leaks we will work on tomorrow. This will streamline my work load quite a bit with each paddock move and that makes me smile. Quicker is better and better is great.
 

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Seems like a great tool. Pictures of it in use would be appreciated! It's encouraging to hear about Blues success and turning into a reliable guardian. That must make your heart lighter.
Will take a pic of it when completed and being used....can't wait! Everything in one place and portable will be such a treat! Plus, the sheep having nice, clean water on demand is what I've always envisioned. I can even freeze a 2 ltr pop bottle of water and drop into the cooler on hot days so the water will be even more cool.
 

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Worked on training my youngest LGD, an ASD pup. Haven't had a chance to work with her much but she's 3 mo. old now and the sooner the better. Worked on leash training a few days and she's got it down now, so worked on chickens today. She responded appropriately to corrections and we've been bonding a good bit as I go about my chores.

The Anatolian breed is just a bit too independent for my liking, but we have them now and I need to learn how to work around that. This pup is smart about many things, but oh, so very stupid about anything that goes against her bullheadedness. But then, here I am trying to force her past all of that and it not working~ equally stupid and bullheaded on my end~ so today I changed directions. The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results each time.

Still learning how to train and work with this breed. I'm really liking Blue's temperament and intelligence so far, but Charlie's personality is going to need a bit of tweaking....she's much more dominant.

The water wagon is working well thus far. Will get pics when I get it all outfitted with various totes~dog food, minerals, tools, etc. Gives me peace of mind that the water is more fresh and plentiful now, for dog and sheep alike.
 

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Hahaha I am smiling about your saying that Anatolians being so independent. I am learning the same lessons. Sentry has been easier to train than what I’m finding with Sheba. Stubborn doesn’t even begin to describe her personality. You and I, and our pups are traveling the same road.
 

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Hahaha I am smiling about your saying that Anatolians being so independent. I am learning the same lessons. Sentry has been easier to train than what I’m finding with Sheba. Stubborn doesn’t even begin to describe her personality. You and I, and our pups are traveling the same road.
Could it be...dare I say it?...because they are female??? :oops:
 
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