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Welcome to Sunset Creek Farm

ABOUT US

Sunset Creek Farm is a small, rural hobby farm in central Kansas. To become more self-reliant, teach hard work, and to provide more natural experiences and choices for our family- we were blessed to move to the country where we raise goats, chickens, ducks, bees, vegetables, dogs, and human kids too

Our Pyrenees Story

Once Upon a Time...

... Our 4 little boys wanted a dog SO desperately! But my hubby had been a naval officer for several years & we kept moving all over the country- so it hadn’t really been feasible. Then law school, graduation, and finally settled in a home in San Diego, but we were only able to rent a home in the high-priced San Diego...So our boys still had to wait. Fast forward 2 more moves, 2 states, and (finally) 1 wonderful Vizsla! in our Ohio home. Then 10+ years later… my husband found his dream job that allowed us to move to the country and live in a small town. But- the only house for sale in the town of 3000 with enough bedrooms for our then 7 children- was on 35 acres. Now we could not only have dogs and cats, but all kinds of wonderful creatures, and soon we bought our first 2 goats, a Nigerian Dwarf pair. Within a few months, we added 3 Nubian dairy goats and 3 sweet barn cats. But the coyotes howling at night made us worry. They ran through the woods along the creek on our property. We'd see them on the driveway and in the yard, and our neighbors even had them on the porch! One of our cats disappeared. Then another. It was time to get a LGD-live stock guardian-

The best all around protection for the farm, animals, and the humans too!

 

There are many LGD dogs -but for me, it was no choice.  I had always loved the big beautiful Great Pyrenees. We began our search. We found the most wonderful dogs at a breeder near us in Missouri. That's when she informed us that we might want two puppies, not one? She explained, they take their job seriously when guarding livestock, and they take turns sleeping and guarding. So, if just one Pyrenees, there is no one to take turns with to do the guarding and they never sleep well enough. So, two Pyrenees is better for their health and long life. So we decided a team of guardians was better than one. We found another LGD up in Iowa. Dakota (Koda) and Denali (Nali) were brought to our home and they have been the most amazing dogs!  We fell in love with these wonderful caretakers. We’ve added and tried many different creatures - guineas, ducks, chickens, Nubians, Boers, honey bees-as we enjoy our new country life, but the Pyrenees remain our favorite …with the exception of our human family! Our human family has grown along with our Pyrenees.  It now includes 4 daughters-in-law and a grandbaby soon too. We are grateful we can share our daily life with this beautiful breed and we are excited we can have a few litters from time to time to bless the lives of others too.

Our Family ~2015

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This was us  about 5 years into our Pyrenees adventure

Family ~2018

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Family ~2021

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