Wow, what a great weekend it was. The weather was beautiful, so that allowed me to do things on the ranch that I have not done in a while. Of course the dogs were in tow and had a blast, as usual. All of the troughs (sheep, alpacas, and horse) were emptied and cleaned. It has been too cold lately to dump them out and scrub them. That is what I did yesterday.
This morning we went and got hay from a new guy who has a ranch about 10 minutes from us. I love to explore new places, but then again I always then want more acreage. I used to live on 70 acres and now we have 10 acres. Yes, 10 acres is better than the city, but I do not like neighbors and would love to be back out in that kind of land again. Anyways, We found a part of the Deschutes River that we can take the dogs swimming in this summer. Easy access and a quieter part of the river. Yeah, I love swimming the dogs. We also found a new area of BLM to take the dogs running on. If the weather is nice next weekend then we will put the Mt. Bikes in the van with Connor's bike attachment and all of the dogs. We will go for a nice exercise on bikes.
After we got hay today I came home and re did the puppy pen. The puppies had been going potty on the newspaper, so it was time to bring in the potty box. It will take about 2 days for the puppies to transition and then we will have minimal accidents outside of the potty area.
Here is a picture of our puppy pen. Below that is a video of the puppies at 1 day shy of 4 weeks old. They are really starting to play with toys now. They actually take a toy in their mouth and shake it or drag it around. They are too much fun!!!