May 2023 Newsletter

It’s been a while since my last blog post and there’s much to catch to up on over the past several months… I want to first say thank you to the many Talbot Hill families that have stayed in touch over the years. I always enjoy hearing from you and seeing photos of the beagles … More May 2023 Newsletter

2023 Puppy Update

Martin x Roux There are subtle signs that have me optimistic about the success of Roux’s breeding to Martin. More obvious signs are expected in two or three weeks and my next update will come at that time. Roux’s litter will be due in mid-March. Puppy Available Now While we wait to confirm that Roux … More 2023 Puppy Update

Farewell 2022

I’ve been putting off the writing of this post. It’s my nature to focus on the positive, to focus on the future, but this has been a year of so many challenges and disappointments, so many heartaches and sorrows, particularly in this final month of December, that to write summary of 2022 that is both … More Farewell 2022

November Newsletter

I’m alive! Thank you to everyone who sent their well wishes over the past few weeks. My cold is nearly gone and yesterday’s medical procedure is behind me (with positive results) so I move forward into November…hopefully prepared to get life back on track. I’ve received seven puppy applications. As I’ve mentioned in my response … More November Newsletter

September Newsletter

In a little over a week, I’ll be flying to Dulles to attend the National Beagle Club Specialty. The show is held at Institute Farm in Aldie, VA, a site owned by the National Beagle Club and the home of the National Specialty every five years. I’ll be taking Poppy (2022 Albus x Moira) to … More September Newsletter

Those Tough Decisions

I sat on the rail of stock pen, looking down into a flock of Suffolk ewes and later, a small herd of Angus heifers, armed with some statistics and visual observation, charged with the task of deciding who would stay and who would go. After making my decisions, I would answer to Dr. Everett Martin, … More Those Tough Decisions

Last Call

The 2022 Albus x Moira litter will be 7 weeks old on Saturday, April 23. I’ll be spending the weekend with the litter while Liz is out of town and I’m excited to see the litter again, to see how they’ve developed over the past week. We are so pleased with the puppies and will … More Last Call