Dancing With Antlers…!

Dancing With Antlers…!

I spend at least 3 hours per early morning on coyote patrol just to make sure we don’t lose any new lambs. That task takes me away from tons of other chores that I need to complete. Fortunately, this cloudy morning, my 6 am start paid off — not with coyotes but with a prizewinning … Continue reading

Sniffing for Predators…

Sniffing for Predators…

As of June we are winning the battle against the coyotes. It is taking 5:30 am rising, fast feeding the bummers and then guard duty when the sheep are eating in the lower pastures.

Long Days and Not Enough Sleep….

Long Days and Not Enough Sleep….

2017 has to be the toughest farm year ever. Besides a nonstop winter storm repair, between the 87 sheep and organic gardening I’m barely logging 7 hours of sleep. Spare time is so sparse I barely have time to make it through the day. All my writing projects and photography has been curtailed. Survival is … Continue reading

Everything is Growing Like Crazy…!!

Everything is Growing Like Crazy…!!

This year’s garden operation and tree fruit are off to a fast start. I’m looking forward to endless apples, berries, garlic, onions and all the veggies. Hopefully we’ll be harvesting till November this year.

Living Life Larger…..

Living Life Larger…..

All it takes to raise a new lamb is plenty of milk replacer, 4 feedings a day and their natural spirit to grow fast. All the baby lambs on the ranch are doubling and tripling their weight right now. There should be some 40 pounders by the end of next week….

Stepping Off the Farm……!!

Stepping Off the Farm……!!

This has been my busiest year ever on the ranch, with sheep and the organic produce gardens — yet I couldn’t resist the invitation to grab the Nikons and shoot the perfect family maternity image. Baby June should arrive within the next few weeks and what an amazing family she will come to know. Best … Continue reading