Farm life on Oakwood Grange

A New Beginning – Oakwood Farms

It’s nearly December. Winter is here now and we’ve had a slight reprieve from the cold and snowy snap of last week. A year since I last wrote a newsletter for my web site. So much has happened this year,...

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It’s been a late spring

It’s been a late spring here and possibly all across North America. As I sit here now, on the veranda, working on this new’s page for my web site, the apple trees are still flowering, the grass has only been......

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First things first! We’ve had to change our email address.

I’ve often wondered why people change these rather personal symbols of ones electronic make-up and now it has happened to us. We have always been on dial up and with little opportunity of ever having anything faster and so we...

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A Busy Year

A year has passed since I last wrote a News Page for my web site. It has been a very busy year for us but, in reflection, I should have found the time to write up some of our news...

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Another Year of Farming and Videos

It seems as if the past 5 months has been nothing but Sheepdog videos, Border Collie programs and more Border Collies. I’ve had Border Collies coming out of my ears, and yet the 3 young Border Collies......

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World Sheepdog Trials

It's Friday 15th July and Katherine and I have just got back from Ireland and the 2005 World Sheepdog Trials, held at Tullamore. The Irish Trial Committee did a fantastic job producing such an interesting country fair and on the...

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Scott Glen at the ISDS World Trial 2005

Rural Route Videos is proud to be a sponsor for Scott Glen's attempt at the International Sheep Dog Societies (ISDS) World Championship Trial 2005, representing our country of Canada. Scott will be running 2......

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A Really Rather English Summer

After last year's drought and grasshoppers, this year we've had moist and cooler weather. Quite ideal for our farm, a really rather English summer with lots of grass and hay. If it weren’t for the Canadian border......

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Winter is almost over

Winter's almost over. It's April 1st tomorrow and the beginnings of thousands of geese are migrating Northwards in the skies overhead our farm. Soon the sound of the Meadowlarks will greet me as I walk our dogs early each morning....

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Seems like a long time ago!

I was surprised to see that it was January that I last wrote in my news letter page. That seems like a long time ago......

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Cold weather is here to stay!

It's January and the cold weather is now here to stay for a few months. It's minus 33 with a wind chill of minus 43 this morning and so just right for staying inside and editing the next program. Or...

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An Autumn of Sheepdog Trials

It's been the autumn of sheepdog trials for us. In September I travelled to the UK to shoot the 2002 British International in Ireland. That program, 145 minutes, is now edited and ready to be sent out. I also filmed...

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