Friday, February 27, 2015

Relaxing

Jinx finds an alternate use for the freshly painted stock tank planters. #bordercollies #sheepdogs #ranchlife

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mitzvah

We received a deposit on Mitzvah today! He will be a herd buck up north in the Bay area.  What a lucky little guy. He just got his tattoos and hoof trimming and will be ready for his new home next week. That means we are SOLD OUT of 2014 goat kids.  :) #nigeriandwarf

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bamboo

The bamboo forest is in! We still have to mulch and put up a wire to keep the sheep out but the heavy lifting is done. This year the root system will establish and by next spring it will hopefully be thick and tall enough to completely shade the tent. The are 5 species of bamboo here from the big timber size to the smaller crooked stem, glowing yellow and beautiful black bamboo.

Miner's lettuce

Miner's lettuce saved many a 49er from scurvy here in central and northern California during the gold rush and we are covered up in it right now.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Graftification

We spent yesterday afternoon at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo at a scion exchange and grafting seminar so today tested our skills by we grafting about 16 new stone fruit varieties onto our existing trees. Now almost every tree in our orchard has a pollinator or other variety grafted onto it. #fruitsalad #backyardorchard #sheblindedmewithscions

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Interested

Everyone is very interested in the new lambs. #stcroixsheep #shelties #salmonfaverolles #lambingseason

Friday, February 20, 2015

Quiet Millie

Millie had gotten so big, we were sure she was carrying more than one lamb.  We did not however, know her due date.  We have been concentrating so much on Cover Girl that we did expect Millie to lamb first.  But she did..quietly and gracefully early this morning.  Meet our newest additions..a boy (white) and a girl.  Happy Friday!