We decided it would be a super idea to get another dog. A herding dog this time – and a companion that could live in the house when not ‘at work’. Oh, and we’ll get her as a puppy and train her ourselves to establish the proper bond, just like the puppy training book says. Best laid plans and all…
So we got a brand new puppy border collie last Friday from George Lake of Thistle Creek Farms. Welcome Blue (short for Blueberry)!
And what usually happens in this situation is that you forget, and I mean completely forget, to realize what puppy-proofing your house means. I know you will understand the second you see the picture below what I’m talking about.
There are no more shoes in the foyer, no exposed toes, no backpacks on the floor and certainly no socks, keys, small rugs, underwear, string, homework, ajar doors, ping pong balls, pencils or anything else of that nature within range when Blue is on the loose. And when she is loose, she is non-stop.
Frankly, the past 4 days have been a blur of chasing, being chased and taking things out of Blue’s mouth with razor-sharp puppy teeth.
And we are all a little exhausted…but happy!
In other farm news, the turkeys are ranging about and we are taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, hams and all manner of sides and sweets for the feast of feasts!
Fresh turkeys, sides (made in the market), cheese trays and anything else you need can be ordered for Nov 26 pickup.
And don’t forget about the Bake Shop! We have a new pastry chef, Michael Finehirsh, who is making all your favorite pies, biscuits, rolls, cookies, quiches and more. Your family (and house guests!) will love you.
To learn more, visit the Brick Farm Market web site.