News, fresh off the Farm
Under Construction ~ Making progress, the end is in sight. The canopy is up, steel on the roof and the interior is almost done. Still need to finish the electrical, trims and final inspection from the County. Sure does make a difference. Then we can look forward to Phase II later in the year. In the meantime there is lots of exterior work to do and grass to mow.
Until such time as thigs get back to whatever the "new normal" becomes, we will continue to post updates here weekly. Stay Safe.
Filling Up: Our next scheduled CARO Rally trial is June 21 with Brenda Zeng. The overall entry is half full after the first week, entries in every round, Working Class is Full. Please be sure to read the special COVID competitor information, we are going to make everything as safe and comfortable as we can. Check out the June CARO Trial for the Premium.
Until such time as the CKC reinstates events and the calendar, all upcoming CKC Obedience, Rally, Agility and Scent Trials here at The Poodle Farm for PCC, PCO and BDKOC are on hold. We hope to see a resumption of CKC activities with new guidelines in June.
Things are starting to re-open. First up, the agility field is now available for individual practice rental. Prices are reasonable, and you get a chance to spend some quality time doing quality training.
A full set of rubberized contact equipment, weaves, jumps and tunnels. We have plenty of tunnel bags and are running evaluations on our new breakaway tire jump. Debby has approval from UKI to qualify our facility to be used for your UKI virtual video trial needs too.
Health & Lifestyle
The Province is changing the electricity rates starting June 1, a fixed rate rather than time of use and it is suspiciously close to a weighted average for off-peak, mid-peak and peak rates. So if you are typically using mostly off-peak power you might actually see your bills go up. Honestly, the rates were deliberately skewed by the previous government to make overnight charging of electric vehicles economic. Cheap electricity, price subsidies and no road taxes, that was the only way to offset the weirdness of buying into a technology that was obsolete over 100 years ago. Maybe we won't go back to time of use.
Watch for some changes going forward at trials. You can be sure that when things re-start that they won't be the way they used to be. Fewer people, slower pace, no casual contact with equipment, leashes, articles, bunnies. A LOT to consider, hazards to be identified, analyzed and mitigated. Big words for a big challenge.
May 03 was a beautiful day. Warm, sunny and it would have been a spectacular opportunity for a CKC Scent Detection Trial for the Poodle Club of Canada. Unfortunately that event was cancelled, thanks to the current health emergency.
In the world of agility, there are some events happening with video submissions being judged for real rewards. Debby has been taping Bazyl, Pynk and Krystal on our agility field. All the agility equipment is outside for the season, and now that restrictions are being lifted, we have the field available for individual rentals now. Live trials might be a ways away, but the next round of video competition won't force everyone to work in their own backyard.
For highlights from past events and the coming dates Check out our CARO calendar.
Poodle Poetry & Pynky
Some poodles are black,
some poodles are blue,
nothing has to be done,
but there's lots to do.
Pynky & The Brain
Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?
I think so Brain, but do you think Mitch and Nancy will fight over who gets the Presidential Little Library on a post at the end of their driveway?.