Three weeks old!

Here we are at three weeks.  Can hardly believe where the time has gone … its holiday time and puppy time for us at the farm!  We have met some wonderful new friends who will be bringing our puppies to their homes at the end of January.  It’s great to meet so many other puppy lovers and share experiences and stories about puppies.  Nothing quite like a puppy to make a person smile … except maybe an adorable grandchild!  And we are blessed to have 3 of those!  Three year old Trenton is doing a great job helping socialize our puppies.  Almost 1 year old Livy is learning “gentle, gentle”.  5 month old Alayna is just taking notice of everything around her, and it’s good she can’t crawl yet, because everything goes in her mouth … and that would probably include something with a puppy!  And we are right here loving it.  

New Arrivals – 10 Golden Retriever Puppies

Maggie and her puppies!

Some of you may remember our farm dog, Maggie. She is usually greeting you with a friendly bark when you come to pick up your beef. Maggie is a wonderful farm dog and, just yesterday, gave birth to 10, yes 10, Golden Retriever puppies!

We’ve been waiting for these puppies for 63 days!  It’s been an exciting 2 months watching her grow and get ready for these puppies.  We built a new whelping box for her, put her in our mudroom, and there she delivered her puppies.  It was with some amazement that we watched one pup after another be born.  If you’ve never seen it, it is quite a sight to behold!  We have 8 females and 2 males.

Two of our grandchildren stopped by to see the puppies last night.  Three-year-old Trenton asked, “Can I take one home, Grandma?”  Not yet, Trenton.  The puppies will stay here on the farm with their momma for 8 weeks. 

I will update with pictures regularly!