Scone Recipe and AI Class Completed

We hosted a class in sheep artificial insemination the first week of December. 10 students from all over the US and even one from Canada came to learn about non-surgical procedure that Dr. Purdy has developed. Students got to practice thawing straws of frozen semen...

Ram Evaluations Done!

One of the tasks every year is to evaluate all the sheep and decide who we are keeping vs who is for sale or will go to slaughter. We try to provide top quality sheep as breeding stock and that only happens because we cull heavily. Today was the evaluations on the...
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...