From the Barnyard

PreSchool Visits the Barnyard

March 25, 2015

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The Preschool Classes from my “real job” came out for a farm visit the other day!

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First stop was the chickens and goats.

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The baby chicks were a huge hit!

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Then we stopped to say “hi” to Clarence and he said hi back to us! On command - each time. If you want to know how Clarence says hi check out the video on the bottom of this other post.(Click through.)

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Monkey’s baby was only a few days old. 6 days I think. So she was our next stop.

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The “Bull Cows” as I heard many of the kids refer to them were a main attraction! Tooth Fairy came over each time to say hi, get some pets and a few treats.

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He was a total gentleman the whole time and let everyone pet his face and touch his nose and his horns! Not bad for a brahma bull! And yes, he bucks, to see pictures of him bucking at the Cowley Rodeo click here.

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There were a few mares that were more than happy to take the spot light and any attention that could come their way!

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The grand finale was of course a good ol’ puppy loving time!

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This little gal picked up Hank and just really loved him up! She quietly carried him around the entire time. He was happy too!

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And if you have ever been to my house, you know the cats don’t stay out of anything! But that is OK. They were the high light of at least one little boy’s visit!

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There were lots of kisses going around! Slim is getting kisses here!

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Lots and lots of kisses! And Loper is giving kisses there!

Thank you Preschool for visiting the barnyard! And thank you for stopping by too! Come back soon! What is your favorite thing to see at the barnyard? (** like what should my next blog post be about?**) Comment below!

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Loper and Slim

March 23, 2015

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*** Update - Loper Sold ***

Meet Loper. He is a male black tri out of 1-24-15 litter, Rainy x Jack. He has a half blue eye, full white collar, great white blazeon his face, nice creamy copper,thick bone and build, and tons of working potential. I expect him to mature around 16” tall. He is available. He is 8 weeks old, he has had 2 sets of shots, multiple wormings and is ready to go! 307-254-3968.

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Here he is from the side.

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** Update ** Slim is sold

Meet Slim. He is a male black tri out of 1-24-15 litter, Rainy x Jack. He has a fleck of blue in his right eye, minimal white, thick bone and build, and comes from working lines. I expect him to mature around 15” tall. He is available. He is 8 weeks old, he has had 2 sets of shots, multiple wormings and is ready to go! He is super loving and really loves to stay right next to your feet.

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From the side.

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I took the pups out for a photo shoot so I could show you these handsome fellas! And the shoot started out pretty normal. Loper is such a handsome guy and I was happy to get a shot or two of him standing still!

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It didn’t last long though and he was back in play mode!

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The challenge with Slim is to get him to stand away from you to get a photo! How many shots do I have of him coming at the camera 9-0?! Tons is the answer.

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Because this is where Slim belongs. Just ask him. Mr. Velcro dog!

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But as you know, normal doesn’t last long at my house! Enter Hammy. (I think Slim wants to give him a kiss!)

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And no, Hammy can’t just photo bomb me once and be gone! My barn cats must have all the attention they can get.

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So Loper gave him attention. Let the games begin!

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It was pretty much like this the whole time. Loper in the thick of it and Slim circling and getting in a little lick here and there.

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And maybe Slim should have stuck with that strategy. Because Hammy got him in a pretty good choke hold! Run Slim Run!

Thanks for joining me here at the barnyard! I hope you enjoyed this fun photo shoot as much as I did! If you would like to know more about Loper or Slim please give me a call at 307-254-3968, thanks! Erin

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Just for fun ~~ Caption this photo! ~~

The Dignified Dalmatians

March 17, 2015

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The Dalmatian is a distinctively spotted dog; poised and alert; strong, muscular and active; free of shyness; intelligent in expression; symmetrical in outline; and without exaggeration or coarseness. The Dalmatian is capable of great endurance, combined with fair amount of speed. *

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In keeping with the Dalmatian's historical use as a coach dog, gait and endurance are of great importance. Movement is steady and effortless. Balanced angulation fore and aft combined with powerful muscles and good condition produce smooth, efficient action. *

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Temperament is stable and outgoing, yet dignified. *


The Dalmatian is a beautiful, athletic, friendly, and dignified.

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They are happy, smiley, loving and dignified.

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But above all. Always dignified.

* Straight from the AKC Standards.

Available Dalmatian Puppies

Thank you for joining us here at the barnyard! And happy St. PatricksDay!

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She’s Blue Da-Buh-De-Da-Buh-Dy

March 4, 2015


“Birthday Girl" is a little filly that was born on the Dick’s Birthday.

It was a Saturday morning and I noticed Jack had a bummed up nose from fighting with Elvis through the kennel, and that just can’t be!

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So Little Cowgirl and I headed to the Lovell Building center to get some plywood and some paint.

Originally we had decided on a sandy brown or off white color. But faced with all those pretty paint swatches we ended up with Caribbean Blue. Why? Well, I want to tell you because the calming blue color will help maintain my dogs’ zen, but I think dogs are color blind. So it is blue because we think it is pretty!

It was about 30 degrees outside, which I don’t think is technically warm enough to paint, so I set up in the warmest spot of the barnyard. Right in front of the barn. Which is, of course, where we have the baby.

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She was tons of help with the painting! Curious little stinker!

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But don’t worry! She didn’t eat any paint. (She did chew on my hair though!)

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Caribbean Blue Baby Bucking Horse. (Say that 5 times fast!)

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Holly was going to come out and help me, but she decided the foal pen was no place for a little puppy.

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Look at those blue whiskers!

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Can you tell I was a ‘90s kids? Ha

Thank you so much for joining me here at the barnyard! Come back soon!

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Erin Stiver-Henson 2013