Trying to keep this ranch Oregon-green is pretty easy, except the last 2 months of a hot summer. There’s plenty of water around here, but the problem is getting it into the drying fields. Hopefully, Phase 1 of this summer’s “pump and pipe redesign” will be completed by the end of July.
The latest rage is timothy hay – an old heirloom feed around these parts. This week we loaded up with timothy, and local clover/rye hay. The goal is to have all the barns full by the third cutting. Each one of these timothy bales weighs 1200 pounds. All livestock seem to really like this beautiful feed.
The new hay storage barns have started springing up in the back pastures — no more scrapping for winter hay. Next week, at least 500 bales will be stored in these new storage barns. Plenty of prime Oregon hay means 78 happy sheep…!!!
My coyote-hunting pooch jumped off the ATV to check out a rather interesting creature crossing the road. No coyote, just another addition to this summer’s wildlife collection. The bears should be the next visitors……..
It seems the morning meeting place for the entire forest is now the back pasture. Just this morning another hungry visitor showed up. Not sure if the welcome wagon was there to greet the new arrival….
Beaver Hill Ranch currently has 52 prime fleeces ready for your creative fiber project. A multitude of shades and colors are available — Oatmeal, Buckskin Brown and Dark Chocolate. This fiber can be delivered locally and beyond. These fleeces are skirted and free of seed.