Friday, May 22, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Coop raider

The hens were cackling so I went out to gather eggs and look what I found in the coop looking for a snack. Biggest one I've seen, had to be almost 6 feet. I gave her a pass and put her down a gopher hole in the orchard but if I catch her again she'll be a snack herself out in the pig pen. #gophersnake #wheresmartystouffer


We made a farrowing pen for Eva and are hoping for some piglets soon. #mangalitsa #oldworldpigs

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Goats can be frustratingly clever. Here Sarah has figured out how to rob the automatic chicken feeder by spinning the spreader wheel with her tongue. #mininubian #nothingisgoatproof

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Frankie doesn't look very big, but she is due with twins in just a few days.  She is in good health and we are looking forward to meeting her kids. Here's hoping they are girls!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WD's Birthday

Happy 14th birthday to our eldest dog! 
WD is still going strong and enjoying her life on the ranch. She loves to razz Indiana Jones before bedtime and squeaky toys get her riled up. But most of all she likes her morning treat and getting that last bit of yogurt out of the carton.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pascal Junior

I haven't spent much time with the pigs lately. Mike really handles most of their needs (and the clean up). This afternoon I stopped in to say hi and bond a bit with Pascal. He was mid-meal but perfectly happy to pose for a photo with me.  He's huge but very sweet and I enjoyed our afternoon together.