Andy Youngblood

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Thanks for sharing Scott!  My wife and I got to go to the Czech Republic in 2022, and amid many of the beautiful gardens/orchards we would see grapes trellised to a single post.  I've looked and this is the only example that I have found so far here in the states.
4 months ago
My discussion with the man that had neutered his mature LGD came about as we were discussing the animals desire to roam.  He felt that neutering took some of that desire away.  I had opportunity to see this animal and he was a still a great guardian.  
1 year ago
I've never neutered my male LGDs, but met someone in the past year or so that had neutered one of his and was having good results with him.   Thoughts?
1 year ago
Read several, but not all the posts so...if this has already been mentioned...sorry.  There a probably several breeds of dogs, even mutts, that could be LGDs.  One of the main keys to having a good one is to make SURE that it bonds with whatever it is to be protecting, and that is best done no later than when they are weaned.  Typical LGD breeds like Great Pyrenees, Anatolian, Maremma, Kommondore, crosses thereof, etc. really shine for several reasons like size to deal with most predators and their haircoat actually serves as armor.  They do eat a lot, but if you have a predator problem a good LGD will more than pay for itself.  Numbers you quote for purchase seem high.  
1 year ago
I like to hear thoughts on pollarding fruit trees that are grafted to standard or even semi-dwarf rootstock as a means to control tree height vs. grafting to a dwarfing rootstock.  I'm talking about maintaining height at around 10-12'.  Had opportunity to go to the Czech Republic this summer and got to see some amazing gardens and orchards, and a lot of the trees were pollarded.
Anyone practicing this please weigh in!
Thanks
1 year ago
Hey Nicholas we making some changes on the farm and are not currently looking for help.
1 year ago
Still testing the waters, but I think that we have filled this position.
3 years ago
Still looking!
3 years ago
I sent an email.
3 years ago
I have been unsuccessful in returning an email to you.  Where are you currently residing?  Still in Nigeria?  I am in Arkansas USA.  Is it possible for you to come here?  What are you long term plans?
3 years ago