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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Away in a Manger

December 15, 2021

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Every Christmas I love to watch this youtube video and every year I think I need to do something like this with puppies. Every year Christmas sneaks up on me… and every year I don’t get it done. But here is a quick, cute attempt.

PS go watch this video, its adorable!

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Carol and Kaycee would be cast as Mary and Joseph, they are both calm, serene, quietly watching and pondering.

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Holly would be the Baby Jesus because - she is just perfect and cute and does a lot of sleeping.

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Walker and Rip would be the shepherds, it doesn’t take a whole host of heavenly angels to make these boys tremble in fear.

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Oakley would be a camel, only because when she waddled up to me yesterday and I picked her up her tummy was so full it felt like a water balloon. Also I really like camels and I really like Oakley!

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Tuck would be the little drummer boy, he’s little, doesn’t have a lot to give, but my goodness he’s going to give it his all! He'll rum-pa-pa-pum his little heart out for you!

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Cinch would be an angel, not one of those serene, quiet, dressed in white kind of angels, but a Glory to God kind of Angel!

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And Chonk, well Chonk would be the Angel Gabriel himself! Bringing good tidings of great Joy! With absolutely no fear whatsoever!

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Thank you so much for swinging by the Barnyard and visiting my impromptu Nativity Scene.

You can see the available mini aussies here

And available Texas Heelers here

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Do you like my puppy proof (so far knock on wood) Christmas Tree? Monster Kitty is not impressed!

Merry Christmas everyone if I don’t visit with you before then!

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Adelaide’s adorable Texas Heeler Puppies

2-23-22 - Update - All Adelaide’s pups have gone to new homes. We are excited to be looking forward to a litter of miniature heelers summer or 2022! Stay tuned for more, and sign up fo my email alerts if you want me to shoot you the news!

Josie and Gus

My daughter Adelaide has started her own breeding program. She has an adorable, fat, happy litter of Texas heelers that are ready to go just in time for Christmas. Her female Josie is full bred mini heeler and is the nicest, kindest, smartest heeler I have ever met in my life! We bred her to Gus who is a happy, fun loving mini Aussie. I expect these babies to be between 20-40lbs full grown, to love everyone they meet and they have great working, service to pet abilities. These are Adelaide’s puppies, please call or shoot her a text at 307-254-4300. They are ready to go

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Sold - Tuck- the last of the Texas Heeler puppies, he loves to play and nibble on your fingers, he's such a happy guy and so willing to please. He's been here on the ranch with us, living his best life, but is ready to go on and find his perfect home and best friend forever. He has had all his shots, including rabies so he won't need anymore shots for one year. $500

Please call or text Adelaide at 307-254-4300

Here's a quick instagram video

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Sold - Oakley - the only female of this group of cowboy dogs and she is beautiful, she tends to be a little more serious than her brothers and is super excited to start devoting her life to someone special. $650

Please call or text Adelaideat 307-254-4300

Here's a quick instagram video

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Sold - Poncho - Biggest Texas heeler male, he is very smart, loves to get out and go and has the biggest, fattest cutest face. $650

Please call or text Adelaide at 307-254-4300

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Sold - Cinch - gorgeous male Texas heeler that loves cuddle, sit on laps and be with people all the time. I love his dark eyes and gorgeous copper. $550

Please call or Text Adelaide at 307-254-4300

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Riggin sold

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Bronc sold


We will be making a trip to Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend and we are happy to meet/deliver a puppy anywhere along the way. We will make this trip again for New Year's.

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Thank you so much for stopping by the Barnyard! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of fabulous food and loved ones!

To Learn more about my available Dalmatian Puppies click here

I have a couple Mini/Toy Aussie pups available as well.

Theres a couple horse, calves and goats available now too!

Thank you all for stopping by the Barnyard! Sniff on through any time!

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Freya’s 4th of July Litter

August 31, 2021

I took Freya’s pups down to the park again today. It's funny how each of their personalities come out so quick on these little adventures.

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Mia continues to be the A#1 recall expert and is the first to come every time I call the pups back to me.

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The look you make when you are the goodest good dog that every good dogged. Mia is Sold.

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Shyla kept up her reputation as being the shy, awkward one. Somehow I feel like I relate to her on a personal level.

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Shyla’s awkwardness is explained. My vet and I both suspected she had hearing limitations, but she acts like she can hear some noises. The BAER hearing test confirmed this fact. Shyla is available.

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Violet is pretty and feminine and dainty. Her eyes catch the light and sparkle in the sun.

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I did try to explain to her that it isn’t very lady like to eat the flowers, however. Violet is available.

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Chief is sold.Chief loves to lay flat out on his belly and nap during these excursions.

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Yep, that’s Chief, he’s a little lazy.

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Ice is sold.Ice loves to hunt and is constantly learning about the world around her. She doesn’t hardly stop moving and is checking everything out. Not hyper, just sniffing and looking and moving.

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Until she crashes.

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Toward the end of our trip I got these photos, they kind of perfectly sum up this fun bunch of puppies. Chief is laying on his belly, Shyla is awkwardly laying down, but not napping, Mia is sitting near me paying attention, and Violet is sleeping in a mound of flowers.

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And then Ice comes sniffing through.

To Learn more about my available Dalmatian Puppies click here

I have a couple Mini/Toy Aussie pups available as well.

Theres a couple horse, calves and goats available now too!

Thank you all for stopping by the Barnyard! Sniff on through any time!

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Ducky Blog


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Josh likes to show people pictures on my web page.


He wanted to show off this picture of Ribbon the other day and was disappointed it was not on my web page.

Ribbon Puppy pics

Ribbon is a Riggin by Riley puppy that we kept from this last litter. She is beautiful and smart and just LOVES water (like her mom!) She really wants to grow up to be a cow dog.


This is Josh’s dog Ducky and Ribbon. The photo really doesn’t do either one of them justice, but you know, group shots, they are hard to get.


I wanted to include some puppy photos of Ducky, because man, she’s just so cute!


She’s not much of a cuddle bug, but occasionally you can get a snuggle.


Usually she likes to sprawl out on the ground like she’s broken.


Here is Maggie, Ducky and Birdie.


This blog post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of Josh’s cat Angus.


And a picture when he was just a cute little hoodlum.


While I’m introducing everyone, this is Josey and Jack, Addie’s healer dogs.


And, well, if I’m doing a blog post of pictures that Josh might want to show off, I’m going to include this picture of the white tail buck I got last fall.


I love you darling!

I have a mini aussie pup available now. Check her out.

And don’t forget about Finn!

Theres a couple horse, calves and goats available now too!

Thank you all for stopping by the Barnyard! Swing on through any time!

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Update! Finn has found his forever home living with his brother from another litter!


This is Finn, he was born in February. He is deaf.


He was sold as an 8-week-old puppy, but when we found out he needed a minor eye surgery his owner returned him to me. And I have been enjoying him ever since!


I took Finn to the vet to get his entropic eye treated, coincidentally, Poppy the pony had the same condition, so I loaded them both on my lap to go see the Doc.

Both are recovered and all better!


I’ve been taking Finn to work with me, we are building fence up on the Pryors. He loves it!


He rides in the excavator with Matt, but he always has his eyes on me.


Except when it’s nap time of course.


He is great help on the ranch as well! He does great with other dogs, and cats, goats, horses and cows, he doesn’t wander off, is super chill, loves to cuddle and is absolutely the happiest guy you will ever meet. He loves people!

He is started potty training, but since I’ve been irrigating (and he’s usually quite helpful with that - MUDDY!) he’s been staying outside.

He sleeps through the night occasionally waking you up for a potty break, but trust me, this kid is a sound sleeper!


He is learning hand signals, we have started on come, good boy, no! and sit. He also is very aware what a kiss and hug are. Those are his favorite.

He has the absolute best personality!

He’s got all his first year shots and he is ready for his new home! $1250

Fergus x Jewell

I’ll be announcing my next litter of Mini Aussies right after the 4th of July weekend! Be sure to get on my email list so that you can know when I post them!

Thank you for stopping by the Barnyard! Swing on through any time!

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We did! Mr. & Mrs. Paumer

February 19, 2021

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You guys! Lots of you know Josh, but for the few of you that don’t, meet Josh. Josh and I went to high school together in Basin. He was a senior when I was a sophomore, we had a couple classes together (both Ag classes I’m sure).


Fast forward just a little bit… we had been dating for several years when he proposed on New Year’s Eve in Deadwood in December.

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We decided 2-1-21 was a good day to get hitched, so we grabbed a bouquet of flowers and headed to the courthouse.

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His mom and step-dad came down from Billings, as well as my sister Beth and her family (she took all my photos, so I don’t have any of her in here, which is a shame because she looked absolutely beautiful!)

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My littlest brother, Matthew was able to swing through, which was very special to me because he got married in August and I am super glad he got to be part of my special day too!


Matt and Julia Stiver

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We had drinks, and chips and dip at a little Mexican restaurant in Greybull after the “ceremony” but plan to have a bigger celebration later this year when the weather is nicer and I can get something fun planned!


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in my very exciting news!We are all so happy and excited!

I hope to be announcing mini aussie puppies here soon and Dalmatian puppies in a little bit!

If you want to be on my email list to be among the first to know about puppies click here.

Thank you so much! and hope to visit with you soon! Erin Paumer

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Summer 2020 Update

August 3, 2020

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Boy 2020 has been a wild ride so far hasn’t it?! While most of the world has slowed down and taken a time out because of the Corona, life here on the ranch has stayed just as busy as normal, or maybe more busy!

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We just got done with a week at the county fair. Addie showed her steer Curley Fry and entered several photos to be judged..

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Jim and Charlotte Horton that own Napa Auto supply in Laurel, MT donated Curly Fry to Addie to have from the county fair this year, so I want to make sure to give them a HUGE shout out! And here is a link to their NAPA store as well as their J & M Trailer sales web page.

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Addie and Curly did well in their market class and placed second. Mountain Construction bought Curly at the Big Horn County Jr. Livestock Sale this week so another HUGE shout out to them for their support of our area youth!

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While Addie enjoyed raising and showing her steer, her true passion this summer has been riding bucking horses! She eats, drinks and breathes bucking horses right now! Her enthusiasm and passion for it amazes me.


She’s really pretty good at it, but it keeps me busy praying (and my hair just gets grayer and grayer!) Thank you David Huber for the photos!


I am back to working part time on a fencing grew with my good friends. We are working near Ten Sleep right now, so not only do I get good and warn out on these 100 degree days, but I also don’t have much phone service to answer calls or emails, and boy am I behind on correspondence! Please be patient with me as I try to get caught up (hopefully this blog post will help.)

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My next Mini Aussie litter will be a Riley and Riggin litter. I hope to be announcing that litter around the 19 of august. Read more about them here.

Dahlis and June

For a little extra bonus this summer, my sister Beth is expecting a litter of Australian Shepherd x Catahoula cross puppies. They will be priced lower than my full Aussies and have a higher working drive than some of my pups. Be sure to start researching the breed now so you can be prepared to pull the trigger when I announce them (if they are right for you.)

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I am getting a lot of interest in Dalmatian puppies. I am expecting to announce a litter in October or so. Unfortunately I don’t think I can expect any spotty puppies sooner than that.

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One last final fun photo for you. This is Hooey a Riggin x Riley puppy from 2017. He is all grown up and looking gorgeous! If you want to see more TBT pictures visit my before and after page.

Thank you so much for joining me here at the barnyard! Please stop by again.

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Music Man - sold

June 10, 2020

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Music Man - update SOLD

2004 black grade gelding, around 16 hands, My daughter has been using him for barrels, poles, 4-H and general little cowgirl activities since she was little. He’s a well patterned peewee or youth barrle horse, good to haul, great to shoe, good with other horses, very sweet, kind and loving, patient. My daughter is now in ladies barrels and needs a step up.

Music Man will take care of your kid!

15K obo, Lovell wy, 307-254-3968.

Open to possible trade or partial trade for a quality younger horse she can take to the next level barrel racing.

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Dan and Sis - homed

March 11, 2020 Update - they have found their home!


Meet Sis and Dan. They were born August 30, 2019.


Sis is the “bulldozer of love!”


Dan is more shy and reserved. Dan is also deaf. He was born that way. He has also been neutered and is ready to go on his next adventure.


Both Dan and Sis are learning sign language. I wave “Hi” to them, that means good dog, come here, I want to pet you.

When I shake my finger at them in a scolding motion, that means bad dog.

And when I point to the house, that means go home!

Its very natural and they have picked up on it well. We often comment that Dan listens better than the hearing dogs.


Because Sis and dan have lived together so long and work well as a team I would like them to go to a home together.


They’ve been hanging out on the ranch with me, have been around kids, cows, cats, horses, and the goose. They have been outside dogs and they stick around the yard really well. $900 for the pair.


Update - they have found their home! If you are interested in giving these two the perfect home, or want to ask me some questions about them, give me a call or shoot me a text.

Thank you so much! Erin, 307-254-3968


This is going to be a good spring for mini aussie puppies! All my girls have synced up and when it starts raining it is going to be pouring beautiful puppies!

If you are wanting to be on my email list click here and I will add you!

Thank you so much for joining me here at the barnyard! Please stop by again.

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Riley and Riggin

May 2, 2019

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Meet Riley and Riggin

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Riggin is an older dog here on the ranch. He is calm and laid back. He always looks at me with eyes that say, “What now boss?”

When I keep a puppy I like to leave them with him. He keeps everything at level and teaches the pups how to be good dogs.

He is 15” and about 30 lbs.

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If you are looking for a family pet that can keep up with kids, but not run them over with too much energy. And you don’t mind a dog that tends toward the lazy, fluffy (fat) side, then a Riley x Riggin pup would be perfect for you.

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Riley is third generation on my ranch. She is smiley and calm. She is about 14” tall but is just as wide as she is tall and weighs nearly 30 lbs most of the time.

She hangs out in the yard and doesn’t bother the livestock, chase cars or hurt chickens. I am very proud of breeding her and know that her pups are awesome.

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This is Sarah, blue merle female out of the Riggin x Riley litter. She is a beauty, loves to snuggle and nap! She is marked beautifully and has one blue eye and one brown. $950

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Sonic, black tri male out of the Riggin x Riley litter. He loves to give kisses and follow you around. He has his own mind and isn't afraid to tell you exactly what he has on it. He is a sassy smart boy! I love his personality! $750

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Give me a call if you are interested in Sarah or Sonic. They are fantastic puppies ready for their new homes. 307-254-3968

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While you are here be sure to look around and see all the other fun things we have going on. And check out the other available puppies!

Thank you so much for joining me here at the barnyard! Please stop by again.

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