RIP John Ellenby

RIP John Ellenby

We have heard that our good friend, John Ellenby has passed on. One of the companies he founded was Agilis. This picture has been on our wall for years. And in the archives of old hardware we have these, a Compass and a GRiDPad. Here is a good article about John and...
Meat Chickens

Meat Chickens

Every year we raise one batch of meat chickens for our use and for a few select customers who order birds in advance. This year is no exception. We get just hatched Label Rouge birds from a local hatchery. They are installed in our chicken barn and doing...

Butchering a Ram

I’m a bit late in writing this post but felt it needed to be written. Last week we butchered a ram that had a broken leg a long time ago. The leg was healing but it was crooked and he was never going to be a breeding ram. Because he was the only sheep to go to...
Fire Mitigation

Fire Mitigation

Larry is back trimming the back cedars pasture. It’s mostly junipers but we’ve always called it the cedars. The goal is to remove all the low hanging branches so a fire won’t get up into the crowns of the trees. It’s a lot of work but can...
Vote for Desert Weyr!

Vote for Desert Weyr!

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Lambing & Solar System

Desert Weyr Alice is a first time ewe and seemed to be having a few problems so Ken was holding her head while I checked to see what we needed to do. She is quite calm which was fortunate. She ended up having a 9 pound 5 ounce ram lamb with horns about half an inch...