Last weekend we went to Portland to get generators for our trailer (more about that later), visit Brooke and Ari, and to watch a big Sheepdog trial. We had so much fun. We had a great time with Brooke, hiking with the dogs and relaxing at her cute little house. And of course its always good to see our old buddy Ari, who is SO MUCH HAPPIER. I actually feel bad that we had him for so long. His mood went downhill slowly. The more dogs we bring into the house, the more unhappy he got. He now reminds me of himself when he was a puppy.
The LaCamas sheepdog trial was fun to watch! We saw a few friends dogs run and some famous dog/handler teams. It is amazing and reminds me of why I love border collies so much.
This is Deltabluez Lucy (bad photo) handled by Monique. We are considering getting a pup from her, so I can have a dog to train for herding. Yes we are crazy.
Remember those apricots and plums from Leavenworth? I made jam with them. Apricots always look good, but are always mealy. They taste so much better as jam. Last night I made a glaze for chicken with some of this jam, mustard, brown sugar, shallots, salt and pepper. It was good!