Looking for Rain…..


The weather-folks report that the rains are coming next week. This is the driest summer in many years. We are on HIGH fire watch, and as one can see the grasses are very dry. It’s been impossible to keep the brush, pasture and weeds down with strict regulations on power equipment.

Just Couldn’t Resist……

After post-editing over 500 nuptial images tonight there were a couple that I wanted to publish. Jake & Destiny’s shoot was probably my very last wedding – too many things happening here, plus there’s just never any time. Most of my photography will have to be here on the ranch. I look forward to photographing the otter family at the lake, plus the fish-snatching eagles – and there’s always a sheep or two around to make the perfect image. For all the brides and grooms that requested my services, what an honor and so much fun..!! I still scan many of those 1275+ weddings when I get the chance. It was my life and profession for so many years.

It’s Been Over a Year…

It’s been a year since taking wedding photos, but Jake & Destiny’s wedding day was pure fun and the prizewinners stacked easily on the media cards. Surrounded by great friends and family their wedding book was so easy to create. Warm wishes to Coquille’s most recent couple — many years of love and friendship.

Seeding the Latest Crop


Finally, the bogs are back….not with cranberries, but with sheep pasture. I just gained 8 acres of super pasture, which should hold through the end of the summer. This has been a super get-it-done few months. I can finally see some REAL progress on the ranch and can’t wait for the “birdsfoot” crop to produce in the fall.

A Break From Coyote Hunting


Travis is the hardest working coyote hunter I’ve ever had on the ranch. He sleeps in the woods, hikes up and down the hills – no ATV, sets up to 22 traps in one day…..but can’t resist a lake full of bass and cutthroat trout.

A New BFL Ram….


Yes, BFL ram, Grayson, has company with the addition of a new Bluefaced Leicester – Willie. Hmmm, I’d change his name, but he comes prancing to this name and is super smart. No use confusing him. Willie’s momĀ is a blue-ribbon winner, so I’m expecting super lambs when the day arrives…..