From the Barnyard

Mini Aussie Pups! It’s a Two-for

July 31, 2014

We have been waiting for what seems like forever for Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies and them Whammo! Two litters in two days! Just the way we like it!

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The Chief and Gidget puppies where born 7-27-14. All blue merle! Oh yeah! 3 girls and 2 boys. And absolutely perfect.

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Frosty x Jack litter was born 7-29-14 and they are all girls!

I will be getting individual pictures of pups posted shortly, and I will be contacting people on my puppy list. I do have the Mini Aussie FAQ page up (why didn’t I think of this sooner?) So you can click on through to that if you like.

Also you can click here to learn more about my Mini Australian Shepherd puppies for sale in Wyoming.

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In the mean time… I have a busy line-up! Frosty puppies to the vets today for tails/dews, possible (though hopefully not) farmers market in Cody tonight, rodeo in Worland Friday night, farmers market in Worland Saturday morning, and rodeo in Basin Saturday night! I’ll be running from one place to the next, and coming home to care for everyone in between, (good thing Aunt Kathy is around to help out!) so be patient with me if you are waiting for correspondence! Thanks so much! Erin 307-254-3968

See you at the County Fair!

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Spotty puppies are expected at the end of August.

I have a couple ponies to post on horses for sale page. They are projects, not kid-broke horses, so I will get them up … sometime! You can click here to find out about my horses for sale in Wyoming.

Let sleeping cats lay

July 18, 2014

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This is Katniss. She is one of our “barn cats.” We adopted her and her brother and sister last fall. They quickly fit right into the the life here at Cowpoke Corner.

I tend to find her sleeping in rather usual spots.

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Newella, a little male cat we rescued, (actually I caught him one very cold winter night with a piece of bologna as bait and my little Cat Whisperer tamed him right down) took over as surrogate mom for the kittens. He looks a little surprised to have one of his “nursing” sessions photographed, doesn’t he?

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Katniss is snuggled right in my lap with the puppies from the Rainy x Jack litter of11-11-13.

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Katniss is not sure wether she is a cat or a dog… or maybe she just doesn’t care. Here she is snuggling with her poodle family. As the poodles got older and they moved outside, Katniss took it upon herself to hunt for them and my darling poodles babies always had a ready supply of fresh rodent and bird.


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She has an uncanny knack for finding interesting places to sleep.

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Sometimes she gives me a heart attack when I see her like this!

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We all look over our vehicles very carefully to make sure she isn’t mid-nap when we start moving.

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However she has learned to stay out of the way. Early this spring she was warming herself under the hood of my car when I loaded up and took my little cowgirl to basketball practice.

She rode 15 miles behind the headlight of the Buick. Luckily she was safe (and really mad.) I was able to extricate her from the headlight compartment (with a little help) and she got to ride in the front seat on the way back home.

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If it is true what they say about cats having 9 lives...

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It is my estimation Katniss has used at least two of them already.

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And the other 7 -

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She will probably end up napping away.

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Any place is a good place to nap if you ask Katniss.

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Before we sign out for the day. Pepita wanted to show you her trick! Take a bow Pepita!

Good Job!

Thank you for joining me here at the barnyard!

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We are still waiting anxiously for Gidget’s pups! Any-day-now always takes too long! Hopefully next post will be introducing you to our newest additions! Farmers Market tomorrow!

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One of those days

July 12, 2014

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I do try to keep everything rainbows and butterflies and happy times around here. But let’s be honest. I live on a ranch. We are basically working against the natural order of the food chain in order to grow these animals up.

Somedays it is great! Then there are days like Hen-agedon. I won’t even get into that. (Our last remaining turkey is named Anne Frank because she survived the Holocaust. Unless she turns out to be he, then he’ll just be Frank.)

So - here is “One-of-those-days.” Please laugh along with me!

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I got out of the shower to the sound of the bulls fighting in the front. White Echo broke the fence in and was fighting with Vice. Luckily they were evenly matched and by time I went out to break up the bull brawl both where hot, winded and winding down.

I stood in the middle of the corral with a stick threatening the boys with their very existence till the Western Original could get home to help me fix the corral. Thankfully no one got hurt.

That done I headed to the house to get a much-needed drink of water.

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Low and behold… the destruction!

100 acres out here to dig, and she picks my flower pots every time!


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Prim had 4 kittens about a month ago in my Native Boy's closet. For some unknown reason she moved them to the bottom drawer of my dresser recently.

I went to give them their morning house call, and I could only find two kittens. Where in the world could the other two have gone? There weren’t any dogs in the house. Prim wouldn’t have moved just two! I frantically searched the house. No luck.

Not good! Where-oh-where did my little cats go?

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Feeling defeated I went outside to hang some laundry on the line (did I mention the dryer has quit me.) And I realized that Leihla was in desperate need of a bath. I will spare you the details, but needless to say - yuck.

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Went back inside with the baby kittens very much on my mind. I pulled out the dresser drawer and Mama Cat Prim jumped from in the drawer to behind the drawer into the “cavity” of the dresser. Aha! Yes I reached back there and the two missing kitties were soonly reunited with their family.

*Sigh* Ok, now to run water and finish chores and put this day behind me.

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Oh look - Booger got himself in trouble.

I say it was karma. He was locked up because he was picking on one of the mares. Then he was a pain in the bulls eye to catch. So he wore the halter. And voila!

Of corse he pulled back so hard I had to cut him free. There goes another good halter. But again, thankfully, other than being a little sore the Boog man is fine.

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As I was running the water, I got to thinking, “I haven’t seen my ducks all day!”

Nesting duck was were she belonged. But I couldn’t find the others anywhere. Earlier I saw flower-destruction-dog running around all muddy. The hay in the field was cut and baled, but still in the field. So they weren’t irrigating… but there was just a little water in the bottom of the ditch.

What if the ducks went down into the ditch for the water and because of the slippery mud weren’t able to get out?

So I started walking the ditch. In the 100 degree wether. With a head ache. And mosquitos.

To no avail.

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I found them back at home. Safe and sound. Not sure where their new hide-out is, but it must be a good one.

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At the end of the day, it wasn’t a bad day. I got the watering done and the Western Original and I fed. All the animals were accounted for and happily munching hay (or other kinds of sustenance.) No one died (except for my lovely Lilly plant.) Sometimes that is the most I can hope for out of a day!

Thanks for joining me here at the barnyard and letting me vent. I’ll bring the butterflies and rainbows out again next time — hopefully.

Until then - comment below and let me know how your day has been! I love hearing from you.

Above is Gidget and Cowgirl’s Little Moon. The filly is for sale - check her out here. I added a few new horses for sale. Some good ones too!

Gidget is about to pop with puppies! Her first litter! And out of my good working dog Chief. I am soooo excited!

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PS - The farmers markets have started. I am trying to get the garden web page utd. If you are around we’ll see you Saturday mornings in Worland!

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Erin Stiver-Henson 2013