While Joss was alive, my husband and I would often say -- he's lovely but no more border collies, they are manic. Ummm. We are picking up our two new border collie puppies on the 23rd. A neighbour of a friend has a litter and we have chosen the two who would not make good sheep dogs. They are lovely. But will need lots and lots of training. However, I do know that once properly trained and being exercised, border collies do make lovely (if slightly manic) pets.
The neighbour also explained where I was going wrong with the mole! I have not been setting the trap properly. As the lawn is once again looking like the Somme, I am hopeful.
There is a beekeeping meeting this afternoon and my fingers are crossed about getting more bees.