OK bare with me I intend on rambling about several different things. So yesterday I went up to Tennessee yesterday To train my australian shepherd on some sheep. SHe showed me around her land and when I asked hr if i can buy some hatching eggs off of her. She has beautiful big, healthy buff orphintons. She told me she would just give me some and I didn't have to pay her for them. She not only gave me a bunch of her buff eggs, but she gave me duck eggs too. It's a mix of different ducks, I am not sure of their names, but she uses them to train herding dogs in driving, since she doesn't have cattle and has no desire for cattle. I am now franticly reading up on how to hatch ducks. One of the eggs is a petty blueish. So on t training. All I have to say is... sheep are stupid. I like them, but those things panic soooo easy. When the panic, guess who they go to for protection? I am covered in bruises. I also learned, never lean against a fence when working with sheep because they will try to wedge themselves between you and the fence. My dog had a blast. I got him from the pound a year ago, he had been returned to the pound three times because he was an escape artist and way too energetic. I have non of that problem with him. I think its because I keep him busy. He's a very devoted dog. I spent the day eating on subway I had bought since I knew I would be on a secluded farm for most of the day. When I got home I realized I was sun burned! hehe I don't burn easy but since I have been in a lot this winter, I'm not suprised. My family and I spent the evening admiring the big duck eggs. I got up about 5 am, and didn't get home till almost 7 pm. Shortly after my sister arrived and started telling me about the strange events that has been occurring to her lately. Lately, at night , A hawk has been flying down and flying along side her car on several points on the same stretch of road. I asked her if it was an owl, but she insists its a hawk, that the body shape is different. That had us scratching our heads. Even if it is an owl, that is an odd behavior to be flying along side her ca repeatedly, in different spots of a road. If it is a hawk, then that is even stranger behavior. We got into a deep discussion about the general belief we hold that if an animal acts out of the ordinary it might not be an actual animal but a message. MY sister has gone through a lot lately, and has been needing a lot of strength. I don't know. Honestly its hard for me to talk about since certain beliefs aren't really talked about in public. I think it comes from he whole having to hide from the Indian removals in the 17800's then the having to hide from Indian schools and persecution in the 1900's, so the distrust and nervousness about speaking openly has been ingrained in us. Still I felt I had to share.