News, fresh off the Farm
The next step back to normality.
As of the 1st, we are upgraded from Orange to Yellow. Things won't change much here, but the community as a whole is a better place to be.
We will continue to operate and go forward doing the best we can. We recently got a medical grade non-contact thermometer and have started a book to track attendance. So be prepared for screening. Face coverings will be required, please take the time to refresh your memory of the Policy we have set. If we all do our part, we will all emerge victorious.
COVID : Face Covering Policy
The big CARO weekend postponed from January 16/17 has been rescheduled to March 27/28. Watch for entry to open Monday the 8th in the afternoon.
The PCC Scent Detection Trials postponed from January 24 when we were in lockdown has been officially rescheduled to May 30 with Judge Jane Book. Watch for updates on the Premium List and entry opening in April.
The BDKOC Obedience Trials postponed from February 6&7 are re-scheduled to June 12&13, 2021. No change in the Judging Panels.
Our new consolidated Events Calendar is up and running. Easy to do when so much is on hold with COVID lockdowns. A place for everything, and everything in one place. … 2021 Events Calendar.
Learning from Loop-eez. And adapting to your needs.
I've learned to make these clear performance guides in a wider range of sizes, both to serve specific requests and to make shipping more practical. Get your friends together and order up to 5 nesting tubes that ship in the same box as if one. That gets the postage down quite a bit. Debby has also been using them for more things, and they aren't just for Agility - especially if you have challenges getting a CDX because of the Broad Jump. More Details ...
Health & Lifestyle
Random food tips from the Kitchen@thepoodlefarm
With all the talk about the rising costs of food, it's time to take a good look at ways to reduce waste once you get it home. Take bacon for instance. The easy way is to buy the pre-sliced, vacuum-sealed package at the local grocery store. It seems to go downhill a week after opening though. If you only need a few slices every week, then find rind-on slabs that you can slice to order. Wrapped loosely in parchment paper it will keep in the fridge for 6-8 weeks. Eat what you pay for.
According to the schedule, Roxane is here on March 23 with "Curbside Drop-Off/Pick-up"service in accordance with COVID protocols and best practice. The schedule for the first half of 2021 is now available. More info.
There haven't been a lot of Sports to report since Christmas. No trials, no events, no gatherings of any kind. However there are still Titles to be earned through video submission.
Bazyl is a Champion Trick Dog. All the certificates, the ribbon, the medal. The Awesome! Many evenings spent out in the building with her iPad teaching and recording the tasks, progressions and tricks needed for all the Trick Dog levels through to Champion in January.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue.
We are in Yellow,
now there's things we can do.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but if Boy George left the band would they change the name to Cancel Culture Club?