Friday, December 27, 2013

Mighty Mouse (Vole) hunter

She is sure there is something down there - if she could only dig through the ice.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Icy Christmas 2013

We were very lucky as our electricity did not get lost and the ice only took down some branches - wishing all our neighbors and fellow New Englanders a return of power and a good holiday season.

some pictures from today at our place:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Finger Lake Vacation - Oct 2013

Every year we try to meet our friends somewhere - this Lake it was in the Finger Lake region of New York.  As always it was a great visit with wine-tasting, conversation and relaxation.  We especially enjoyed the waterfalls in the Watkins Glen State Park at the southern tip of Lake Seneca.

Some more pictures from the walk

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Warm but Colorful October 2013

It is extremely warm this week - I was actually deadheading flowers on the first of October.  Not very Maine-like.  Just a few pictures of the lot during a long walk with the dogs.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sent some of our trees to the chippers

We had some acreage (about 12) cleared and chipped this summer.  The chips will be used by a local paper company for energy production.  The equipment used for this operation was really something to watch.
We hope to eventually turn this into a pasture of sorts.  The stumpage is going to be a work in progress - some done this fall with Dave's small tractor and probably need to hire the finish out next year.

Sira takes Best in Match

Had a great time at a local Match (Saco, ME - Pine Tree Doberman Club ).  Sira showed very well although her favorite things were the people and all the other dogs.  She took Best in Show!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Portland, ME Old Port walk

Met a lot of new friends and had a great time storming the Old Port of Portland, Maine with 20 leos.
This should be a yearly event.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring Swim

Spring has finally sprung - the ice is out on the pond and the dogs are swimming again.  The surface water is fresh as long as it replenishes with snow melt and rain.  We are going to grill for the first time - fire is burning.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Therapy Dog

Sira is now a therapy dog - at least as soon as I submit the rest of the paperwork.  She passed the Therapy Dog International evaluation last weekend with a bang.  She was wonderful on all the sections and the evaluator's comment:

The only problem for Sira is that there are not enough people to love.  <smile>

In the Best in Show Ring

Sira and I attended the NRLC Family Fun Weekend / LCA Show last weekend and had great successes.
Sira was best bitch 12-18 months / Best Female Puppy / Winners Bitch and had her first chance in the Best of Show ring!

What fun

Monday, January 28, 2013

Some January 2013 pictures

It is definitely winter in Maine - coold temperatures and snow.  We are all getting cabin fever - although we try to get out at least once a day with the dogs.

Some pictures --