Wednesday, March 30, 2016


It's tattooing day for our three young bucklings who are going home to their new farms soon. They get our ranch name VRL in the right ear and their birth ID in the left. H1 "Up &  Adam" is being a brave boy here. #mininubian #dairygoats #herdbucks

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bah baa black sheep

Every family has a black sheep and now we've got one too. #hairsheep #stcroixsheep #dorpercross #lambingseason

Monday, March 28, 2016


Mattie's triplets are 5 days old and growing like weeds. We named the girl (on the right) Ursus because she looks just like a little grizzly bear. The two boys are already sold too. #nigeriandwarf #kiddingseason

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Triple play

Happening right now! Mattie just had two blue eyed boys and a beautiful grizzled girl. We think she's done but stay tuned. #nigeriandwarf #youvegottobekidding


Happy 3rd birthday to Ruckus and Rizzo! #Anatolianshepherds #livestockguardiandogs


Brandon takes care of a couple of sleepy kids. #nigeriandwarf #farminternships #youvegottobekidding

Monday, March 21, 2016


There's more to our internships than just picking up poop. Tiffany has made a lesson plan for the two new kids and this is what they will be going over this week. #farmlectures #agmajorsrule

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Happy 7th birthday to our old lady goat Cover Girl! #mininubian #dairygoats

Friday, March 11, 2016


RIP Yo Gobble Gobble. He was a commercial turkey that was supposed to only be around until thanksgiving 2014 but he always cheered the loudest when mike played his banjo so we kept him around. He made it almost 2 years and weighed close to 60lbs. #broadbreastedbronze #unlikelypets

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Our new interns got to enjoy a surprise delivery this morning. #hairsheep #stcroixsheep #dorpercross #lambingseason

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


The orchard is really popping, especially a few of my grafts from last year. Apricots, quince and mulberries are already fruiting and everything else is in blossom or leafing out. #backyardorchard #freshfruit

Monday, March 7, 2016

Buckling for sale

I was just updating our website on this rainy morning and adding shots of the new kids when I realized what a good looking little buckling Meriwether is. He is a 6th generation purebred mini-nubian with great ears and nose. He has an excellent confirmation and it looks like he may be smaller than some of our other bucklings. His mom is a first freshener so it's early to tell her milk output but his grandmother is one of our top milkers. All of our other bucklings have been or are pending sold as bucks so grab this guy up if you are in the market for a new herd buck. $350

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Not everyone was thrilled with the full day of rain we had yesterday. #hairsheep #stcroixsheep #dorpercross

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Mike is turning the death trap boulder slope between the circle and the driveway into a retaining wall with steps. #diy

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Barely March and already out. Rizzo, barking like crazy, alerted me to this little guy harassing her sheep.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New digs

New quarters in the lower pasture from Dry Creek Mini Barns. Now we can move the market pigs down there and still keep an eye on them.