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!

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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!

One last look, the last three puppies.

Hello Buhund Lovers.  Here are the last three puppies in the litter.  The sweetest three all picked for their loving and kind personality.  They are all the perfect example of what a Norwegian Buhund should be.  They are all typical and correct in color and the right size and shape.  Two are still available and one of these is spoken for.  Who will be the lucky ones who will get one.  Call 248 408 0310 or email roseshadowranch@yahoo.com.

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The Norwegian Buhund is the best family, farm, herding, people dog in the world.  Keep checking back as we continue our journey to self sufficient homesteading.  Thanks for looking!

Last Call For Puppies! One more look!

If you can believe it?  The puppies are seven weeks and one day old!!  Even more unbelievable?  There are puppies still available!!  Don’t miss your chance to get one of these beautiful, rare, actually endangered, friendly, family, farm dogs.  Once you meet a Buhund you will know they are the best dogs in the world.

Contact us at roseshadowranch@yahoo.com or call 248-408-0310

Here are their latest photos.

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Eight perfect little bundles of puppy heaven.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Norwegian Buhunds.

Puppy Time, 6 weeks old!!

Now they are 6 weeks old!  Can you believe how much they have grown?

Get your reservations in, it’s almost to late for this litter, only one or two left.  All are top quality Norwegian Buhund puppies.  No runts, no funny markings.  Only beautiful puppies available here.  Don’t miss your chance to have one of these lovable, friendly, family farm dogs!!

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Please contact us at roseshadowranch@yahoo.com or call 248-408-0310

Puppies 4 weeks old!!

If you can believe it, Cherokee’s puppies are four weeks old already!  Here they are in another close up. We still have some available and are accepting deposits. Contact us today to reserve yours!

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Brown Girl – Isn’t she sweet?

 

 

 

 

 

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Only Boy – Aren’t I macho?

 

 

 

 

 

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White Girl, I’m a snuggle bug

 

 

 

 

 

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Yellow Girl  She is so sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Light Green Girl, I’m good at tugging on your heart strings.

 

 

 

 

 

One of these beauties could be yours!                                                     roseshadowranch@yahoo.com or call 248 408 0310.

 

Ready for my close up!! Puppy pictures!!

More puppy pictures from Cherokee’s litter. 

Ready to go home May 19, 2015!!  Still a few puppies left.  Norwegian Buhunds, great family farm dog.  Here are the close ups and profile shots taken today of all eight pups!!

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More to come!!  Keep watching as they grow.

 

PUPPIES Are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday March 24, 2015 Cherokee whelped a BIG healthy litter of wheaton colored AKC Norwegian Buhund puppies.

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Whelping began at 4:34am with the last puppy delivered at 8:07am.

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Here is the pedigree of this litter.

DAM: Zodiac’s Remember The Cherokee

Dam: Zodiac’s Bindy Bu

Sire: Vaulartun’s Tomba Kimura

SIRE: Zodiac’s Magni Catoson

Dam: Zodiac’s Mary Kate

Sire: Cato Magnuson

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We are now accepting deposits for this litter.

 

All puppies will come with first round of shots, will be current on worming schedule (a follow-up with your vet will be needed) and rear dew claws removed.

We can ship puppies anywhere in the U.S. at 8 weeks old at the buyer’s expense (prices dependent on airline) and we will have to look into shipping out of the country as the rules for shipping internationally have recently changed.

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PUPPIES are coming soon!!!

It’s been 19 months since we’ve had a litter of bouncing Buhund puppies! It’s hard to believe that Cherokee’s last litter of 8 healthy and beautiful Norwegian Buhund puppies is almost 2 years old already!!! With that said, it’s time for another litter……or 2!!! I am very excited to announce that we are expecting 2 litters of Buhund puppies in just a couple short weeks! Cherokee (Zodiac’s Remember The Cherokee) and been bred again to (Zodiac’s Magni Catoson) and is due around March 22, just 3 weeks from today!

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Cato (Zodiac's Magni Catoson)

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Our black female Vision Acres Storm aka “Stormie” has also been bred to a beautiful black male, Trollheimen Wisdom Of The World aka “Odin” and is due around March 16th, just 2 weeks away!

rare black female Norwegian Buhund "Storm"

rare black female Norwegian Buhund “Storm”

Odin (stud)

Odin (stud)

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This will be Stormie’s first litter and we couldn’t be more excited to see what these 2 beauties produce!

We are currently accepting reservations and deposits for BOTH litters! To reserve your puppy today from either litter, please email us at  roseshadowranch@yahoo.com when reserving your puppy, please specify which bitch you would like your puppy from, Cherokee or Stormie. Also, please specify male or female and color, wheaten or black. We also need to know if you are interested in a pet quality puppy or a show quality puppy.

Stay tuned for updates…….