Friday, January 10, 2014

Puppy Training and Chocolate Pound Cake

It rained like mad least three inches, so no fencing, but I did work with the puppies a bit. I collared them for the first time and chained them to the corral fence with their food dishes. That was hilarious! If it hadn't been raining so hard, I'd have taken some pictures to share! They did flips and carried on, till all of a sudden they "noticed" their food, and then they gobbled that up and forgot about their collars and chains. Brian Cash, the breeder of the adult Anatolian we are getting, told me to do this every day to get them accustomed to being handled and chained. Best to do that now rather than wait till they're 80+ pounds!

I fixed the guys sausage gravy and biscuits for breakfast, then I worked on applications and cover letters for our master gardener association's education scholarship for high school students. Some nice person on the guardian dog Facebook page I belong to emailed me a manual from Australia about raising and training livestock guardian dogs, so I read that (and got some very good tips).

Then I baked a cake. Oh my! It is a chocolate pound cake with chocolate ganache drizzled over the top. I called Jaime out to the kitchen to lick the frosting bowl, and he happily complied! It turned out great so I thought I'd share the recipe. You can find it HERE, and here is a photo of our cake. :-)

Mama Peggy's Chocolate Pound Cake

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