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Mixing business and pleasure!

by Heidi on September 15th, 2010
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Today we had a day trip to Picton for both business and pleasure. Shop business, farm business and fun!

Fifth Town cheese

The shop business was visiting two cheese companies – Fifth Town Artisan Cheese and Black River Cheese. Can I just say I LOVE MY JOB! Tasting awesome cheese with a view to it’s potential for the shop, talking to like minded people and companies. Really does it get any better.

Then into Picton itself, where everywhere we went when sheep were mentioned the question closely followed – ‘so you know Bill then?’ :) One of those places was Rose Haven Farm Store where I added Yak to my fibre stash!

Then last but most certainly not least …..

Baylea, the Old English Sheepdog

Baylea, long for Bay or short for Bay leaf! Is a four month-old Old English Sheepdog. Working dogs here are named for trees and so Baylea is named for the Bay Laurel tree which is a tree of healing and protection.

Baylea will be our herding dog, we decided that we weren’t prepared for a high energy Border Collie, but we do need help with the sheep. Old English Sheepdogs have retained strong herding instincts and can also be used as livestock guardian dogs so we have yet to decide exactly what his responsibilities will be.

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  1. Baylea is beautiful! I’ll be interested to hear how he does his job, whatever it turns out to be; I’ve never known a working Old English Sheepdog.

    Comment by Michelle — September 15, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

  2. he’s gorgeous

    Comment by Lala — September 16, 2010 @ 5:32 am

  3. He’s beautiful! And I’m glad he’s going to be doing what he was bred to do…working with the sheep. Lucky dog!

    Comment by Chriss — September 16, 2010 @ 7:25 am

  4. He’s adorable! I’d also be interested in how things turn out with him and the sheep and other farm critters…I’ve never met one in person yet.

    Comment by Cindy — September 16, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

  5. OMG there he is! Way too cute. Thrilled to have met him in person, thanks so much for stopping by! Can’t wait to see him again. I hope he does his job well… if not I may know someone who is willing to take him off your hands… :o \

    Comment by Kim — September 21, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

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