Last weekend Zach and I took a nice hike up "Bob's Hill" (so named after the former owner who took us up there the first time). The light was fantastic and the valley is awash in the golden hues of summer. We were also lucky as the weather was fantastic - in the … Continue Reading ››
The big project on the land these past few months has been building a barn. Well, it would be more accurate to say our biggest project has been doing our best to support Duff in building a barn. He's done an amazing job! We've put a cap on barn work for the summer, … Continue Reading ››
As dry as everything was when I last posted in October, it is that wet now. A series of small rain storms got the ball rolling (or, should I say, the grass growing?). And then a big rain storm this past week really soaked the area. The good news is that the ponds … Continue Reading ››
Okay, so I haven't seen any lions or tigers or bears yet, (folks do say there are mountain lions and bears in the hills), but I have had the pleasure of seeing my first rattlesnake and black widow! In both cases, after a bit of reading, I was reminded that while we should be careful with … Continue Reading ››
We have worked out an arrangement with a nearby farmer to graze his cattle on the land. After checking and fixing the perimeter fencing, the cattle arrived last weekend. Mary provided a lovely primer for me and Zach about cattle terminology so we could understand what exactly we have on the ranch. … Continue Reading ››
If you've been following along you know I've been watching the water recede from the ponds over the summer. Not surprisingly, the ponds are totally and completely dry at this point (even the mud at the bottom of the north pond).
here are some of the past updates:
May 4thContinue Reading ››