Garvin Mesa Day

Garvin Mesa Day

It’s finally here, we are ready for Garvin Mesa’s Celebrate! event. Come out and get your own personally signed copy of Bob’s book, “Much Ado About Mutton”.
Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Cleaning up before Garvin Mesa Day. Who says backhoes can’t have high technology? Here’s our version of Bluetooth....
More Sheep Moves

More Sheep Moves

While Bob and Carolyn were here we arranged for a visit to Joe Sperry’s flock of Polypay sheep and watch them being loaded onto the truck to come down out of the mountain. Joe has a lovely flock of sheep. He moves them to his ranch in Delta using big trucks...
Chasing Down Sheep

Chasing Down Sheep

We got word that one of the range flocks was going to be moving their sheep through town down from the mountains off to the winter pastures. We rushed off in search of the sheep.We found them, passed through the flock and rushed to get in front so Bob could take some...
Sofia our new Guard Dog Puppy

Sofia our new Guard Dog Puppy

It’s time for us to get another guard dog puppy. We need to have dogs coming up all the time to be sure we have enough dogs to guard our sheep. This time we’ve selected a Karakachan puppy. We are eagerly waiting for Hopping Acres Sofia to...
Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Bob and Carolyn are showing us how to make a special boorvoorst sausage. We are using a mix of our mutton, our beef and pork from a neighbor’s pig. The recipe also used cider vinegar made from our apples. Here they are just before we start. The spices are...
All About Mutton Coming to Paonia

All About Mutton Coming to Paonia

This year for Garvin Mesa Celebrate! Day we will be hosting Bob Kennard for a book signing. Bob is the author of “Much Ado About Mutton” a wonderful book on the history of mutton as a premium meat. We will also be serving smoked mutton taste samples. Come...

Farm Shop Update

Most folks do a spring cleaning but we’ve added so many products and sold out of others that I decided to completely re-organize our farm shop. I think it came out very well. I’m adding in many of the new items to the on-line store. We’ve now...

Yard Sale

We’re cleaning out a bunch of stuff so I’ve decided to give away and sell some of it. Nothing will be shipped, you must be able to come pick stuff up at our farm in Paonia on Garvin Mesa. Some things are gone.  I’ll be adding more later. Free Stuff...
Chicken Butcher Day

Chicken Butcher Day

This past Saturday was chicken butcher day. We rent a trailer and hire additional help to process all of our birds. It went very well. After scalding the chickens are plucked. Then into the inside for gutting and chilling and finally packaging. We were a host farm for...
New Chicken Feeders

New Chicken Feeders

We’ve been looking for a way to put food and oyster shell in for the chickens in the chicken tractor. Our existing standard round feeders don’t work well and dishes waste a lot of feed as the chickens scratch it out. I looked at a number of on-line DIY PVC...