News, fresh off the Farm
A few years ago we had a winter that seemed to go on so long that months into the year we were referring to dates like January the 102nd.
Why am I getting the feeling that we are going to be in 2020 for so long that we will be referring to dates like 102nd day of December, 2020. Argghhh. I better not have to write too many cheques.
2020 was quite a year to reflect on. There was a lot that has happened for which we should give thanks. Debby and I would like to thank everyone who has stuck with us through the year, for saying "yes, we can do this" even if it had to be done different.
Thank you. Stay safe and be kind.
COVID : Face Covering Policy
Not yet postponed - PCO Rally & Obedience Trials scheduled for March 6&7. Watch for updated information mid-February after the current "Stay at Home" and Lockdown orders expire.
Postponed indefinitely - BDKOC Obedience Trials scheduled for February 6&7.
CKC Scent Detection Trial January 24 for the Poodle Club of Canada is also being postponed indefinitely. A new date will be selected and advertised once all the approvals are in place.
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
Some random household tips from the Kitchen@thepoodlefarm
- Use a wok to make popcorn on the stove. Preferably a plain steel wok that is properly seasoned. A little oil, medium heat, just enough kernels to make one layer on the bottom. And a LID! Shake occasionally.
- For cleaning wood surfaces, mix Lestoil and Murphy's Oil soap with water for removing mildew while protecting the surface.
- Freeze garlic bulbs whole. When you need a clove or two, just break them off, peel and chop. The garlic won't sprout or freeze hard.
- Washing dishes in the sink might use more water than the dishwasher but uses less energy, has a smaller carbon footprint, uses less aggressive chemicals and won't etch clear glass dishes.
According to the schedule, Roxane is here on 26 January 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.
We had a successful CARO trial on December 13, and it didn't snow. Working Class only so there were no pictures, and results are hard to publish in a way that makes much sense. We did see a few new Working Class Champions get the big ribbon - congratulations to Rica, Jazz and Krystal.
The Poodle Club of Canada held a weekend of CKC Rally & Obedience trials here in November. Thanks to Mary Monteith, Ted Leslie and David Pateman and all the helpers and volunteers who made this a safe and successful trial. Michaela Bouzkova and her Malinois CC got a HIT in Open 18B on Saturday.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue.
the forecast is gray,
overcast, and gloomy too.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but if the glove were on the other hand would he be a Proctologist.