New Mini-Farm Member

New Mini-Farm Member

Herding Cattle

Herding Cattle

Few events rival the excitement leading up to the arrival of a new puppy.  We will soon be picking up our, (my daughter’s), Border Collie from a Pennsylvania farm family-the Freys, who own Frey’s Livestock Supply.  Our puppy’s parents are true working dogs, herding cattle on a daily basis.  Our sheep don’t know about the change that is about to happen on our mini-farm.

Herding Cattle

Herding Cattle

I would like to thank Nancy Frey for the great photos she let me use, and I am told that there are additional puppies available just in case anyone is interested in a Border Collie of their own.

3 Girls

3 Little Girls

Otherwise, we are all happy to finally have some sun peeking through.  The lambs are growing like weeds.



Amy, Stoic As Ever

Amy, Stoic as Ever

Chickens Are Fine

Chickens are Fine

Chloe, when she is not chasing or being chased by Rosie, hides in the weeds waiting for unsuspecting prey.

Chloe In The Weeds

Chloe in the Weeds



I don’t know much about sheep, but when it comes to holding lambs, my wife does not have to ask me twice.  There is nothing like the soft fleece on a Romney lamb.  Even though he did not like the shot, I did not mind holding him.

Holding Lamb For Shot

Holding Lamb for Shot




About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    PETER ROBERTS June 15, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Thank you Jimmy

    Peter Roberts

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    Meg Bush June 15, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I have been a fan of your work for sometime. But now! I’m really smitten! I raise Romney sheep as well. I am a handspinner. Enjoy your new pup! They are a handful:)

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    James Crisp June 15, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Romneys are pretty great sheep. I’m just the farm hand.

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    Barbara June 15, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Thank you for a fantastic summer newsletter! Congratulations and best of luck with your family’s new puppy 💗🐶

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    Mary Kenelly June 21, 2017 at 9:32 am

    The “Crisp Critters” are all lookin’ good!!! And a good woodworker is truly priceless! Does he have a brother in Cashiers, NC? :)

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    James Crisp July 14, 2017 at 8:28 am

    He may travel.

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    James Crisp July 14, 2017 at 8:28 am


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    James Crisp July 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

    They sure are beautiful.

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