White Tale Adventure
On May 5th
2005, Roger and I left our little farm with eight male dogs and an empty
trailer. We were on another adventure which would take us to a dog trial in
Kentucky and then on to Troy Pennsylvania. We love to take off to travel the
country and see the sights along the way. Roger and I are great traveling
companions. We both can talk dogs all day and enjoy the time we share rolling
down the road. We seem to reconnect by sharing good ole conversation about
things we love.
The dogs did well for us in
and we took home High in Trial along with numerous other ribbons. I never get
tired of seeing Roger work a dog. He is a true master of the art of trialing, so
if you all get a chance to see him and his dogs at a trial you will see what I
mean. Along with the dogs Roger was trialing, Pincie creek Osceola, Mic, and Oz,
I had a young male Pincie creek Chipola Warrior with me to get him use to
traveling. We also picked up Pincie Creek Sizzle that
resides in Brazil now. After our good-byes to
friends, we loaded up and took off for
Now that winter had let up, we were off to pick up the St. Croix we had acquired
from our friend Jerry Ostrander.
in Troy PA on Monday evening to find a beautiful old
farmhouse on the backside of a state park. This quaint farmhouse sets tucked
into the rolling hillside and surrounded by wildlife. We were glad to have made
the journey safely and equally as happy to see Jerry.
Jerry has a great little aussie named Eagle out of Osceola and Spirit. Our
friendship began with this little dog. Roger competed and trialed Eagle for a
couple of years to get titles on him. Eagle missed Mr. Jerry so that he went
back home a little sooner than we all thought he would. Mr. Jerry is real proud
of Eagle and should be. He is a fine dog. Jerry raised cattle for many years
then put the sheep on his farm to have something grazing on the pastures. We
spent a day resting up for the trip home while the dogs ran off some energy. It
was also a good visit with good people. Wednesday morning we loaded up and were
on the road again. We had a trailer of 5 Rams and 30 ewes plus a few babies. The
drive home took us through the mountains and along the river into Atlanta. We
stayed overnight only to find that some of the ewes were lambing in the
95-degree weather. The little lambs came out fine although Roger did give them a
nudge to help find their moms once we got home. The herd adjusted well to the
heat of the deep south after coming from the north country of PA.
a big thank you to Jerry Ostrander for the opportunity to get such great animals
to add to our farm. We have many little white tails every spring to add to our
flock. We have one of the largest herds of Registered St. Croix sheep in the
country. We find they are easy to keep and produce well. We sell lambs and
breeding stock on occasion.
contact us at
for more information about our St. Croix sheep!
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