Brian and Sarah, having spent an afternoon pruning the fruit trees found themselves out in the orchard with the chipper clearing up the branches they had worked so hard to chop down….a bit like digging holes and filling them in !!! Bran the border Collie never slow to spot an opportunity recognised that our two WWOOFER Volunteers were temporarily unsupervised and that every branch was a potential throwing stick. The dog, too intelligent to be disciplined tests everyone with the stick/stone/straw test, just in case they aren’t familiar with canine ordinance. Rules dictate that Bran doesn’t get to play stick on the ranch but the Border Collie apparently worked out that what we don’t know doesn’t count and with an air of desperation he scurried amongst the fallen branches to find a worthy twig that wasn’t attached to a big branch. Much tail wagging, head cocking and pleading yips could be seen as Bran attempted to find a willing play mate out in the orchard. So near yet so far Bran,…. so many sticks and no chance of a chase, sadly ( for Bran, happily for us) Brian and Sarah know the rules and all sticks found themselves in the chipper.
It’s been several days since I wrote, there has been so much activity on the ranch and I am out of time. Hopefully the photographs posted with this entry will cover some of the projects undertaken by our wonderful WWOOFER twosome. Much has been achieved…Greg is smiling…..life on the ranch is good. Take care, keep safe M