Tribute to My Neighbor and Friend….


Three weeks ago my friend and neighbor, Wayne Van Burger, passed away. Fortunately, he died walking the back trails of his coveted Beaver Hill Ranch. A few months earlier, Wayne had returned from a 3-week photo-safari to Tanzania. During that trip, he captured thousands of spellbinding images. Dawn-to-dusk, Wayne pushed his creativity and endurance — bringing back prizewinners and heartfelt stories.

We are all going to miss Wayne. In the multimedia business, he was an icon with his television show – “The Joy of Fishing”, not to mention all the accolades he received across the globe for his wildlife photography. This man was more than a nature photographer, Wayne was a true artist extraordinaire.

Looking to the Future…..


I guess we start them young here on the ranch. Actually, it’s my grandson visiting last weekend and learning about all the farm animals. Maybe one day, I will get a hand out here caring for all the 100, or so, farm animals…..

Sheared and Smiling for 2020….


It’s been pretty busy around here with shearing, pasture management and the mega-garden. The Quarantine is almost old news now, but some locals remain wary. Personally, I think the worst is behind us, and it’s time to get the fleeces sold and on to regular schedules. The truth is I’m feeling pretty fortunate that we haven’t had to contend with virus fatalities, late night protesting and destructive riots.