The rains of yesterday and today have made that almost 90 degree day of last friday seem like the distant past. It's not even supposed to reach 60 today. The grass is greening up in the lawn and pastures nicely while the sheep are eagerly gobbling up any they find within grazing reach. I'm really… Continue reading Autumn is Here!
It's a full moon today. Rotated the sheep pastures (do this every full and new moons, 3 pastures rotate every roughly 2 weeks giving each a month off). Breeding starts on the new moon in just over 2 weeks for the next rotation. 21 ewes due the new moon end of January. Shane and I… Continue reading August Full Moon/Blue Moon 2021
This is a quick check-in from the ranch: Normally I would breed tomorrow for January lambs, but with the 100 degree heat coming and lasting for who-knows-how-long, and the fact that our Registered St Croix, Luke is having some minor health issues that need to clear up. You guessed it. Not the right time. We… Continue reading Breeding Season Delay & More
Our farm donated an awesome basket to Molalla River Academy for their school auction fundraiser! Bidding started April 24th and ended May 1st 2021. Was really fun to donate something!
When and how do we get it all done? How will we afford to get it accomplished? Where do we start? Sound familiar? Try living on a homestead that's been around since 1917 with our family purchasing it in 1937. Imagine buildings falling into disarray because life happens. When there are times you'd rather go… Continue reading Stress on an Old Homestead