It’s a morning ritual here on the ranch – pulling weeds while the sheep are grazing. Begrudgingly, I must have pulled a few thousand evasive species roots since June. First there was scotch broom, then bull thistle, not to mention tansy. Toward the end of summer, its time for the red doc removal, especially near the wetlands. The county ag department keeps harping on healthy fields — hopefully, this coming year I will have nothing to worry about.