Buhund puppies really grow fast! 5 1/2 weeks old! Reservations still available!

A few beauties here for you!  Showing off their cuteness.

A Norwegian Buhund is about 18 inches at the shoulder and between 30-35 lbs.  They are a herding breed known for their cleanliness, intelligence, loyalty and affection.  The all around family farm dog, they are also very rare and unique in the dog world.  This litter will be eight weeks old on February 1st.  Please contact us for availability.

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Contact us for more information.  Reservations are still available!

Thank you for your interest in Norwegian Buhunds!

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Puppies Four weeks old! And a few are still available!

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Four weeks old already!  Time flies when you are having fun!  Only four weeks to go for those of you who are waiting for their babies to come home forever!  They started on their solid food today and they loved it!  Puppy kibble soaked in diluted warm bone broth with a little green beef tripe. An important nutrient rich diet is crucial to their development. If you’re not familiar with how these 2 doggie super foods are beneficial, check them out on www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com They love to play with their toys and be snuggled.

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Please contact us for more information and availability!

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Puppies, puppies, puppies and a few are still available!

Here they are! The new babies from Storm and Geronimo.

Please contact us for updates about availability…
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Please feel free to contact us for more information or with any questions you may have.   roseshadowranch@yahoo.com

Puppies now available!

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Hi,  We are now announcing that the waiting list period is over and puppies are available for breeding prospect reservation and pet reservations as pets are available.

Please contact us for more information.  roseshadowranch@yahoo.com

AKC @ – http://marketplace.akc.org/ted-kenyon-40777/norwegian-buhund-79798

Here we have pictures of Storm’s Sire and Dam.

Pictures of the puppies are our next post!!

One and Only! One Beautiful Black Female Buhund Puppy – At her forever home!

Here she is.  She is an only puppy from our beautiful girl with many Champions sired, Cherokee looking for her fur-ever home.  Born 7/14/2016 her parents are Dam Zodiac’s Remember the Cherokee and Sire CH Nordspetsens Kuzco.    This is a AKC Norwegian Buhund Beauty Girl.  We are going to have a difficult time letting this one go………….

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Hello world.

She is one of only three known black Buhunds in the state of Michigan.  Rarest of the rare.

I am sweet and spunky, very outgoing and a very typical Norwegian Buhund.

I will make a great addition to your home or to your foundation stock.

Unique genetics.  She is the only puppy in a pair that will not be bred again.

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I love to be held and played with.

Love my tennis ball.

I can pick it up!

She has no white on her chest at all.  Just the twinkle toes on back right foot.

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Hi Mom!

Yes she tolerates this, for hours.

One little puppy, all we have to offer at this time, for one of the luckiest people in the world.

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How I Do It All

Whether you work outside the home, run a farm, homeschool a dozen kids or just have a busy life, I’m sure you stress on how you’ll fit in time to get chores done before things get out of hand. Am I right? Well, I am just like that too, minus the homeschool a dozen kids part, we just have 2 hahaha. I am often asked, “how do you do it all?” Truth is, I don’t, but I am constantly working! Time management and the skill of multitasking is key! By nature, I am a scatter brain! I get easily distracted. I could be cleaning the bathroom and take the dirty hand towels to the laundry room only to end up switching over the laundry, then folding what I just took out of the dryer and putting it away before I go back to cleaning the bathroom. That’s what I mean by distracted. However, the folding and putting away may happen many hours later but you get the idea. There are days where I simply wake up out of energy but I push myself to always….everyday…..keep up with things like laundry and dishes. Of course with just those 2 chores, there’s still animal care and meal prep and some days, that’s all I manage to do. I’m going to walk you through a day last week that I packed in a huge load of work! This is typical for me.

Here goes it…..

7:00am Wake up, let dogs out, make coffee, brush my teeth at which point my 7 year old usually rolls out of bed.

7:30-8am Head out to take care of chickens, turkeys and rabbits then start a load of laundry.

8:30-9am Breakfast for my daughter and I. My husband is a night owl and my son is a tween who needs more sleep now. More often than not, breakfast and lunch are a fend for yourself meal since we do tend to run on different schedules. Dinner time is a family meal always!

9:30am Clean the kitchen usually from the night before or just empty the dishwasher and wipe down the counters.

10am I usually jump in the shower by now. Followed by one later at night if farm life gets too dirty. I am the type of person who needs a shower to get motivated.

10:30am time for dog duty again, this time it’s feeding. Stay tuned for another post on that which is time consuming since our dogs are fed more than just plain old dog food.

11:00am the kids get given their chores for the day and school work usually begins if it’s a book work day. Our homeschool consists of both an unschooling method and a sit down book work more of a structured type of method, just depends on the day, because farm life is busy ya’ll!

Ok, so that’s a pretty typical day thus far, but on this particular day, I had already managed to get our 600 sq. ft. garden tilled in between all that other stuff! Time management was my friend on this day. I may have only had 10 or 15 minutes at a time to till but let’s face it, tilling can go quickly. Especially since I had already done the clean out and put in compost back in the fall!

Noon-5pm Lunch followed by more work. On this particular day, I weeded our onion and garlic garden, dusted the living room and ceiling fans and cleared off the kitchen table which is always the spot we all plop down our arm load of stuff when we walk in the door, it’s a daily battle to keep it cleared off which we fail at…..miserably, just keeping it real (wink)!

5:30pm time to start supper

6:30pm eat supper and clean up

7:00pm feed dogs. this feeding is more basic than the morning feeding, so it takes a lot less time.

7:30-8:15pm time to feed, water and lock up the chickens, turkeys and rabbits for the night.

After I come in from nighttime farm chores, I’m dead tired, but I got out of running kids to their event tonight. Boy Scouts for our 12 year old was tonight’s event and since my husband is an Eagle Scout himself, he’s usually the one who takes our son to this anyway.

So, that’s a day in the life of this lady. Days like today, I amaze myself at my capabilities in getting so much done in 1 day, but that’s how I do it, time management and multitasking! You didn’t know I had a clone with 18 arms did you bwahahaha.

Stormie’s First Litter Is Here!

Our beautiful and rare black beauty “Stormie” has finally had her first litter! On Friday January 22, 2016 she delivered a healthy litter of 3 males!

rare black female Norwegian Buhund "Storm"

rare black female Norwegian Buhund “Storm”

Allow me to take you back on our journey with Stormie……

Stormie came to us at 13 months old (she’s now 4 years old) she was a kennel dog, never socialized or trained in any way! She was afraid of EVERYTHING from people to stepping foot inside the house, to stairs and even the TV! We were determined to make her a house dog with all our others and make her part of our family. Let me just say, this dog is AMAZING! She is one smart cookie! It didn’t take long before she was house broken and following simple commands. Now she is our best listener and a big spoiled lap dog! If you’ve been following us long enough, you might even remember her 8 week long runaway journey less than 2 months after we moved to our farm. In case you don’t know that story, here’s a quick recap…..she had gotten out of the yard and was lost for 8 WEEKS!! No one could catch her! Remember, she’s afraid of people from never being socialized as a puppy. We tried everything to get her back, we wallpapered our town, had search crews out day and night…..we spared no expense in finding her. After 8 weeks and 1 day, a very stormy Spring day, brought Stormie home! Go figure, a storm brought Stormie home! Prior to her 8 week long adventure we had her artificially inseminated. While she was lost, we feared she would deliver her puppies out in the woods somewhere and not only would she be lost out there, but her puppies too! Thank God, the procedure didn’t take and she did NOT have puppies out there somewhere! That was breeding attempt #1. Breeding attempt #2 took place almost a year later. This time she was bred naturally and for some unknown reason, that breeding also did not take and there was once again, no puppies to be had by Stormie. That brings us to today. Another year has gone by at this point and we once again attempted to breed our rare and beautiful black beauty. Voila’! Luck was on our side this time and as mentioned at the top, she delivered 3 healthy male puppies!

Stormie's 3 male Buhund puppies

Stormie’s 3 male Buhund puppies

I’m also happy to report that considering her puppies seem to be in high demand, they were all spoken for by 2 days old! Well…..let me clarify, 2 were all spoken for……we had been hoping and praying to get an all black male from her with minimal white markings which is typical for a black Norwegian Buhund and low and behold, she delivered that puppy we have longed for!

Stay tuned for more updates on this sweet and special all black male that we are currently calling “Smokey.”

All black male Buhund we dreamed of!

All black male Buhund we dreamed of!

Homestead Update!! Longgg Overdue!!

Ok so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. My apologies! Here in the boonies, we have no wifi which makes everything difficult, especially blogging! Anyway, I thought I would do a quick post and catch you all up on how our homestead is coming along.

We are quickly approaching our 2 year anniversary here on our new farm and we are enjoying every minute of it! We’re working our fingers to the bone but loving it nonetheless! You might remember all the work we’ve done to the house itself and that continues! The biggest projects this year were the installation of our wood burning stove so we can heat with wood rather than expensive propane. We also installed a huge dog yard……FINALLY!!

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So now the Buhunds are 5 very happy and very active playful dogs! Oh, you want to know what the heck we’ve been doing without a yard? well, we’ve been walking all 5 dogs individually on a leash EVERY time they had to go potty! Ever since Miss Stormie took her 8 week long journey after getting out of the temporary yard we had, we were not taking any more chances of that happening again, so leash it was for a year and a half! Honestly, I’m not sure who’s more excited about a secure fenced in yard, me or the dogs! It is such a luxury to just open the door and let them go!

wood burning stove

wood burning stove

So back to the wood burning stove. WOW what a blessing that is! I just love the smell of a roaring fire! Not to mention that warm cozy feeling it gives you on cold winter days and nights. It’s a lot of work but something we enjoy thoroughly! Our home is a sprawling 2200 sq. ft. ranch on an extra high basement which serves as a giant refrigerator in the winter since there is no venting ran down there. It’s perfect for storing root crops but not good on our pocket books since, again, we heat with propane otherwise. Heating a home this size with propane kinda goes against our quest to live more simply, self sufficiently and self reliantly. So after a lot of research on alternative heating options, a wood burning stove was our decision. I love how it takes me back to the pioneer days and it reminds me of my Grandfather who used to live off the grid in the woods in a tiny cabin he built himself. it was about 12 ft. x 20 ft and heated with a wood burning stove. Yes, harvesting and stacking wood is a ton of work, but it keeps you in shape and again, it takes me back to a time that I didn’t exist in but have a deep respect for. Life is good!

Those are the 2 biggest projects we’ve been working on. In addition to that, I have been busy digging up grass for new gardens. This has been an ongoing project since, ya know, I want to grow as much food as possible to get through each winter without having to depend on the grocery store. So this year, the main garden area was roughly 15ft wide by 50ft long and still growing. I’m hoping to eventually work a 1 acre garden plot which will produce food for both us humans as well as a variety of grains for the grain eaters here on the farm. That’s in addition to last year’s garden which was only 10ft x 10ft, this garden is now the onion patch which also grows volunteer tomatoes and green beans too. We also planted a fruit garden with grapevines, blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes and strawberries. An herb garden has also been started with asparagus (not an herb, I know but that’s where I planted it), chives, rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, thyme, coneflower and mint. A small orchard has also been started with 2 dwarf cherry trees and a self pollinating cocktail apple tree which grows fugi, yellow delicious, and gala apples. All of these food producing areas are a work in progress. Every year I will add to them accordingly until established. Inside I planted some dwarf fruit trees that wouldn’t otherwise grow here in Michigan.  A lemon, lime, tangerine, orange and pomegranate trees now reside in a very sunny location in the house in hopes of producing fruit. Again, it’s all about self sufficiency and self reliance folks.

Happy Homesteading!

 

The puppies are gone, the puppies are coming!

Hi, just a quick post to let you know that Cherokee’s last litter are all at their forever homes. Also to let you know that we are preparing to breed two of our females as soon as possible.

They are Lakota Rose-

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And the now famous – Storm

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The only Black Buhund in Michigan.

Updates to follow and the waiting lists are starting to fill out!

Thank you for following us on our journey to self sufficient homesteading!