From the Barnyard

Hi, I'm Erin, A woman who keeps two torches and a branding iron in the fire at all times! Join me in my adventures in life as I try to wrangle my two enthusiastic children, all my many horses, a brahma calf or ten, a whole pack of dogs and a man who is truly a western original!

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Spot the Toy Aussie

August 15, 2018

We have puppies available! I have had a lot of people asking me for more photos so I am going to try to feature each of the puppies here, one at a time and tell you about them and show you more photos. 

If there is a puppy you’d like to see featured please let me know! Thanks Erin! 307-254-3968. 

Here is the link to the available puppies.

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This is the one we call Spot. He is a blue merle male out of the toy litter by Porter and Holly. He has a classic merle patterned coat, fabulous full white collar and a little spot right on the top of his head. Two blue eyes. Pet price $950

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He’s just playful and loving! He wants attention and his tummy scratched! They love people and want to be with you all the time!

 He was honestly my first pick of the litter! I love his color and personality! He’s very unique and makes you love him.

If he was a girl he’d not be for sale. I love him! 

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Let me know if you are interested in this kid! You’ll love him! I have a video of him I can text you as well. 307-254-3968

Thanks so much for joining me here! Come back soon! 

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July 16, 2018

Update! All kittens have found their homes! 

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We had several litters of kittens born this spring! My ability to discern the difference between a male kitten and a female kitten is not well honed… to say the least! 

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So we have quite a handful of kittens needing good homes! 

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We even had two litters of kittens born on the same day! So my cats took co parenting to a whole new level! My kittens have two mommies. Very progressive! 

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The kittens have been inside and outside. 

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They are using the litter box. 

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They have been around dogs, kids and livestock. But my dogs LOVE the cats, so they may not know to be afraid of strange dogs. 

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They are cute and loving, full of character. And have had their first shots.

The kittens are free, the shots are $25. Give me a call if you want one or more! 307-254-3968, thanks! Erin

Thank you so much for stopping by the Barnyard! Come back soon! We’ll leave the light on for ya! 

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My Quiet South Paw

May 23, 2018


South is my little introvert puppy.  He is sold. 


I used to think he was independent or a loner.


Now I just realize he’s my introvert. And I totally connect with that!


In the mornings he’ll help me water and feed the calf.


In the heat of the day he likes to nap. While all the rest of my dogs kinda like to lay as near the back door as possible, and all together, South will be happy go to a quiet part of the yard and lay in the shade. Alone.


He’ll rough house and play with the other pups, but more often I’ll find him sitting on the sidelines watching the rowdy play.


His greatest joy is when we can sneak off just the two of us and sit by the drain and watch the water and listen to the frogs and birds.


I love his beautiful eye liner and his heart shaped nose. He’s shorter and thicker than his leggy brother.

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If you want to meet my quiet boy give me a call at 307-254-3968.

More information click here.

Thank you for joining us here at the Barnyard! Yall com back, ya here!? 

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My spotted ranch hand

May 22, 2018

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Sold - headed to Sunny California! 


He was the first in the litter to be chosen, and he went to live with a loving family for a couple weeks. He was an 18-year-old boy’s graduation present. He was spoiled and loved, potty trained and taught to walk on a leash.

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Circumstance changed, the family made a hard decision and tearfully brought him back to me.

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Now he hangs out at the ranch with us.


In the mornings we feed the calf and run water.


While I do my inside chores or run around in town he sleeps in a bit of shade.


He helps me with the irrigating. 


And the fencing. 


This kid loves to cuddle and pad around behind me. He’s never met a stranger and he is learning so much every day. 

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His greatest talent is finding the most comfortable place to take a nap! 


If you want to get to know this guy call me at 307-254-3968

Thanks! Erin

More information click here.



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Dalmatian puppies!

May 3, 2018

I have a couple of Dalmatian puppies and they are ready to go! Such a fun, tail wagging, loving couple of puppies you will ever hope to meet!

In the stress of moving and spring on the ranch, I didn't get paper work filed so these puppies will be selling without registration papers. I don't want the head ache. So if you need something to show or breed this is not the litter for you.

But if you are looking for a companion and pet this may be the perfect opportunity for you to get a pup at a discounted price!

They are each $750.

 They are ready ready to go!  If you are interested in one of these sweet hearts please give me a call at 307-254-3968.



South, the lightest spotted puppy of the litter, but boy a go-getter! He is always the first one out of the kennel gate and is usually a little more independent than the rest of the puppies. (Curiously he is one of the first puppies I have ever had with a spotted tail!)



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West, is kind of an in the middle kind of guy. Not the bravest, but not the quietest. Just nice and in the middle. 


Thank you for stopping by! Next update will be Dalmatian puppies and I will introduce you to my newest dishwasher! See you soon! 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 16, 2018

I decided to put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide this year, not so much to get you to shop, (all though that would be fantastic!) but more to highlight these wonderful women that work hard, love their family and are part of my amazing tribe! 

I am so excited for you to meet these ladies! You are going to adore them! 

Jessica Capp-

Jessie is my cousin and I spent so many holidays in South Dakota as a kid celebrating with Jessie and her family. She is an amazing mother, is totally fearless and loves her family! She knows how to love life! Check her out! 

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Howdy, my name is Jessica, you can call me “Jessie” everyone else does. I am a busy mom of 2 Boys, Lane age 11 and Jerin “Shorty” age 8. I live near Faith, South Dakota on a ranch with my fiancé Terry. We raise black Angus beef cattle.

I enjoy gardening and the ranch lifestyle. I have three milk cows, chickens, two dogs and many barn cats as well as one rabbit to add to our many horses and cattle. For fun we drive a team of horses on wagon trains.

I love doTerra essential oils and how they can be life changing. You can find more information on Facebook at I’ve got an oil for that. You can also go to

I also do leather work, western accessories, and decor. If you have an idea, I will try to make it a reality. From custom gifts, jewelry, purses, chincs and tack. Or you may just need a favorite item repaired, I do that too.

Thank you and I look forward to helping you in the future.

Dusdee Shepperson

I met Dusdee at our local rodeos and have come to adore and respect her for her hardworking attitude, caring nature and willingness to help others. She is super tough! And can Cowgirl up! She loves her family and her animals and is just a person you want to hang out with and get to know better. 

Dusdee Shepperson

Hi, my name is Dusdee Shepperson.  I am a cowboys wife of 18 years and mother of one wild little 4 year old cowboy! I enjoy raising and training barrel racing horses, who go to the big cowboy to be roped on at times also.  I live in Riverton, Wyoming when I am not traveling to races and rodeos.  

I have been doing therapy on horses for almost 18 years.  I also help people and small animals.  I started out just doing basic rehab and then bought a photonic torch, moved to a cold laser, then went to training for Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse therapy.  I learned to work on horses first and then went to several classes to learn to help people.  I helped re-write the human therapy book to horses and trained several equine classes with one of my friends who started me in the acuscope world.  I have continued on, always seeking to have the latest and greatest technology to keep our athletes at top level and bring them back when their prognosis is grim.  

I am incredibly passionate about helping horses and their people too.  I use every product that I represent and believe in them 100%.  I am a distributor for Theraplate, Flexineb, Draw It Out, Equipulmin, True Colloidal Silver, Plantacea CBD, Flair Strips, BRL Equine, and am currently looking into a Pemf/Massage/Red Light system to add to my endeavors.  I sometimes set up a booth at barrel races. I am actually kind of shy unless you ask me about my therapy or products, then I am hard to get to be quiet.  

You can also keep up with me on my facebook page, The Electric Horse & Rider.  I do have a website, but I am a little slow on updating it. 

Erika Babbit-Rogers

I met Erika at the State Famers Market Convention where she encouraged my daughter to give s speech in front of LOTS of people! She is such a positive, optimistic woman who is creative and hard working! 

I introduce you to the Wyoming Worm Wrangler! You’re going to enjoy getting to know her.

Erika Babbit-Rogers

Hi, I'm Erika, a born and raised Wyoming girl. Animals and our great outdoors are my passion. My love of horses and fiber art is at the top. Having lost horses I have loved made me learn the art of horse hair hitching and braiding. I can make many items from horse hair such as bracelets, key fobs, belts, hatbands. Let your imagination be your guide. I enjoy making a piece of art that will keep a loved horse with you always. 

I also raise earthworms. I compost lots of kitchen waste into worm casting that helps our poor Wyo soils. And I sell bait as well. 

You can get in touch via my email, phone 307-760-6171 or text 307-399-7431. Or check out my Facebook page at Wyoming Worm Wrangler. Hope to hear from you soon!

Patricia Malliot

Patty and her husband Frank have one of my past puppies, that’s how I met her. She is a bubbly woman who can make you smile by just showing up. I love running into her and her husband at the grocery store or cafe. They are so fun to talk with and just love their family and life. 

She is also a GREAT insurance agent, (I know from experience!)

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I have 5 children & 10 grandchildren. I like camping, fishing, gardening, crocheting & reading. 

I am an independent  supplemental Ins agent. I write for Aflac, which helps to replace your paycheck , if you are unable to work due  illness or injury. If your employer opens an account, you get 30%_50%  discount, per month on premiums. I also write for 8 different companies, to help seniors turning 65, get med-gap and drug plans. 

I can be reached @ 307-664-2398 or

If you want to be listed here on my Mother’s Day post shoot me a message and I will be glad to include you! 

Thank you fo stopping by! Next update will be Dalmatian puppies and I will introduce you to my newest dishwasher! See you soon! 

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National Nap Day

March 13, 2018

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Look how these beautiful puppies are growing! 

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They will be ready to go to their new homes this weekend! 

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So I wanted to take them out for “action” shots for their last photoshoot before they went to their new homes. Akeela loved getting out and exploring. 

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Finn loved seeing the new sites! 

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There were weeds to chew on. Finley really got after them! 

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And kittens to bother. Atryu and Saber decided the cats needed harassing.

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But pretty soon the sun started warming us up. Akeela sat next to my feet. 

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You can practically see Finely melting into my leg. 

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Puppies went from chasing cats, to getting close to me. Atreyu can say love with his eyes. 

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Saber is getting sleepy.

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Puppies started crawling up on my lap! Ares stays as close to me as possible!

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Everyone just got snugglier, and snugglier. 

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Trying to all get on my lap at the same time. 

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Till I had everyone asleep in my lap! Lined up like little sleepy ducks! 

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Except for Jamie, because he is sort of independent like that. 

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But I got a couple nice photos for you to enjoy! 

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And I had a blast playing with these little fellas!  Later I found out it was National Nap Day. So I guess it all works out in the end.

Be sure to check out my available puppies page. I have just a couple that still are looking for their homes! 

Thank you so much for swinging by the barnyard and playing with puppies with me. Come back soon! 

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Summer Fun

February 19, 2018

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It is cold and snowy here. Sort of miserable really.

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And the real bummer is that when you have livestock, the less you WANT to be outside, the more you NEED to be outside. Darn it.

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This weather makes everyone grumpy! Including Tooth Fairy! 

School was even delayed for a couple hours this morning. And the worst weather is yet to hit tonight. Brrrrr! 

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So I thought some summer pictures might cheer me/us up a bit? This was from July 2017 at Boysen Reservoir.

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The reservoir and camp ground was pretty flooded from all the snow we got last winter. (I wonder what it will be like this year?)

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We met dad and Jared down there and it was warm, but there was a storm rolling in.

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Right just now, I can’t imagine being outside with a tank top on and feeling warm, especially with clouds and wind and a storm. 


But clearly it was possible. And we had just enough time to enjoy the tubing before we got blown off the lake. 

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Those were good times, but right now I feel like doing what Angus is doing… Hibernating in my food bowl. 

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I just updated my puppy pictures today. There are some cuties! Check them out at my available puppies page. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please stay warm and be careful on icy roads! Come back soon! 

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Seed bead earrings

February 16, 2018 - Happy Birthday Mom! 

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Winter gets loooong around here. And it gets dark and cold early in the evening. And Netflix becomes a trusted companion. But…. I hate just sitting. So I introduced myself to a new hobby. 

Check out the earrings I made! 

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It is a little tedious, and I am quite slow… but I do love how they turn out. I call these ones Spring Blossom. 

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People have been asking me about them, so I decided just to do a blog post. These are called Cool Waters. 

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Colors Addie chose, Winter Skies. 

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A pair I made for a friend, I didn’t get great pics of because I was in such a hurry to get them to her. Royal Plumage.

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My Valentine’s Day bling, Fire and Ice. 

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Colors my sister picked out, Evergreen Forest. 

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And a new pattern I tried last night, Autumn Bouquet. 

Since people are asking, I will sell them. These two patterns will be $20/pair. I can make them to order or you can pick out a pair already made. As I said before, I am really slow… but they are tons of fun! 

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Thank you so much for stopping by. While you are here be sure to check out my available puppies!  Come back soon! 

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Luck of the Irish Puppies!


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Puppies!  Hey everyone check out my new puppies! Please keep in mind this blog post was created February 14, 2018. To see the most up-to-date list of available Toy and Mini Aussie pups please visit my available puppies page. In the mean time, enjoy looking at these cuties! 

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The first litter of 2018 was a Oaky x Skye litter born on 1-5-18 that will be ready March 2. This is a bouncing bunch of boys! They are absolutely personable and adorable. Both Skye and Oaky are toy sized dogs and I expect these boys to stay under 14" and be around 10lbs when full grown. Their father Oakie came from a well-known breeder in Oklahoma and Skye is one I raised. She is my shadow and is totally devoted to me. She has a great working instinct and a wonderful recall. She may be one of the best looking black tri dogs I have ever met.

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Jamie- Black tri male out of Skye's litter. He is the smallest of the litter and has the cutest little head! Full white collar and brown eyes. Tons of personality!  $950 pet price. $1,500 with full breeding rights.

Facebook video click here.

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Angus - Black tri male from Skye's litter. This guy is the life of the party! He can't even get through his photo shoot without sending a high five! Both eyes look like they will have blue in them. $750 pet price. 

Facebook video click here.

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Ian- Blue merle male from Skye's litter. He has beautiful blue eyes and loves to snuggle! He has a very flashy merle pattern and will be someone's best friend. $950 pet price. $2,500 with full breeding rights.

Facebook video click here.

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Fergus- Black tri male from Skye's litter. He has that fabulous full white collar and a striking blue eye. Marked  perfectly and very aware of just how special he is. $950 pet price.  $2,500 with full breeding rights.

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JAck x Rainy

Jack and Rainy had a lovely litter on January 19. These pups will be ready March 16. The colors are fabulous in this litter! Jack is 14" and about 20lbs. Rainy is 15.5" and about 25lbs. These two have had several litters in the past and we've always loved how the pups turn out. There tends to be a lot of variety in size with this cross. Some pups staying VERY little (13" and under) while other pups grow to be 16" tall, and of course all sizes between.

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Liam - Black tri male with one a beautiful blue eye out of Rainey's litter. He looks like he will be around the 15" mark for height as well. $750 pet price. $2,300 with full breeding rights. 

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Shamus - Blue merle male out of Rainey's litter. He is very uniquely marked with some dilute spots. He is one of the smaller ones of the litter, maybe closer to 14". $950 pet price. 

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Sold -Atreyu was Patrick- Black tri male out of Rainey's litter. This guys is one of the bigger pups and he is such a sleepy head, I couldn't even get him to stay awake for the photo shoot. I think he will look a lot like his dad!

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Sold - was Kiara now Cece - Blue merle female out of Rainey's litter. She is a little bit of a thing, two blue eyes, and great merle pattern. 

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Sold - was Riona now Akeela - Blue merle female out of Rainey's. She reminds me of her mother a lot, in looks, but she is one of the smaller pups of the litter.  

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Sold  - was Jenny now Finley - blue merle female out of Rainey's litter. Perfectly marked, two blue yes and looks to be on the smaller size. 

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Sold! Aries - was Brionna - Blue merle out of Rainey's litter. She is amazing! Tons of beautiful copper, full white collar and two blue eyes! This dog will stop traffic! She is the biggest female of the litter and I expect her to be closer to the 15" height. 

Thank you for stopping by! Ill be posting more puppy pictures as the time goes on! Stop back soon!

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