Tag: livestock guardian dog

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 3

Sad Hard Day on the Ranch

I am writing this post in the aftermath of this weeks hard sad decisions that had to be made.  Many folks have a romanticized idea of homesteading, ranching, farming, living in the country ect.  It is great but it is hard work.  It is rewarding but sometimes you have to make seriously hard decisions.  City…

By Melisa August 11, 2012 3

Livestock Guardian Dogs

It is so hot in here that I am about to die. and I am always cold. But I did bake a lasagna than baked a black berry pie and have the fire going and the propane heater..so it IS 80 degrees in the cabin. outside it is currently -11.7 with a windchill of -26.…

By Melisa February 1, 2011 0