Tag: homestead

Rick and Rachel

We lost a couple more dogs here at Alba Ranch as well.  This has been a difficult time for us.  I thought I had better get caught up a bit with what has been going on…but for a while I just wanted to take a moment.     Rick (Feb 2016-March 21, 2018)   Rick…

By Melisa June 7, 2018 0

Willow the Akbash, A Livestock Guardian Dog

Willow the Akbash, a Livestock Guardian Dog (March 2013 – August 17, 2017)   It is with heavy heart that I tell you that my darling Willow, my Willowmina, has passed away.  She was 4 years old and a stunning Akbash.  Akbash are a breed of Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD) from Turkey.  Willow guarded her…

By Melisa September 16, 2017 5

Dogs of Alba

It is the one year anniversary today of my Darling Abbey Gail passing away.  I miss her dreadfully and it still feels like it was last week.  I saw her yesterday during an energy treatment…she visited with BJ.  She is still as beautiful as every. All my border collies and a couple of my LGD…

By Melisa May 17, 2017 0

Morag

    I have been waiting to tell you all about this for weeks but had to keep my mouth shut.  NO easy feat you know. I have had border collies every since Jan 2000, when I first got married and moved to Scotland to live with Charlie. Before that I didn’t really know what…

By Melisa January 27, 2017 0

The REDS.

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I have been creating a lot of soups and stews in the crock pot recently. Mostly because of A. working outside and B. because it smells fab when cooking and C. because by the time I am actually hungry later on, I can’t be bothered to cook anything. Charlie usually pesters me…

By Melisa January 4, 2017 0