Sunday, May 29, 2016

Frisbee anyone?

Indiana Jones is making the most of this holiday weekend by rotating our guests through the frisbee cycle from daylight til dusk. #bordercollies #stocktankbaths

Saturday, May 28, 2016


All the kids love to play on the log pile we dragged into the pen. #ranchlife

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Did we forget to post about the 8 new heritage breed turkeys mike brought home last week? Two each of royal palm, red bourbon, black Spanish,and eastern wild. #thanksgiving #growyourown

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Tiffany is enjoying the new electrical outlets Mike installed in the deck. All the tree lights work off switches now and there are outlets on the bar for the blender and snowcone machine as well as outlets for movies and music. #nomoreextentioncords

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Another clutch of free-rangers showed up this morning. #backyardchickens #freerange

Friday, May 20, 2016


Our apricots took a bit of a beating from that hailstorm last month but are almost ready to harvest. #backyardorchard #freshfruit

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Snakes galore

Never seen so many snakes. We find these 5-6 footers every day. They should be fixing our rabbit problems but there are plenty of those too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CEA negative

Good news on our boy Jones! His blood test came back clear for CEA so he (and his potential offspring) will never suffer from collie eye anomaly which is a genetic disease that causes blindness and deafness in collie breeds.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


One of Tiffany's duties this week was to research and implement a manifold for our new sprinkler system in the roundabout. These are the kinds of things our capable interns get to learn here at VR.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Pixie just had this little boy! #mininubian #dairygoats #youvegottobekidding


Trenching power lines to the movie screen and safari bar today. #diy #dirtdiver

Saturday, May 7, 2016


We went to Yosemite for two days and came home to an overdose of baby goats. Two does gave us a total of 3 girls and one boy. Thanks to Tiffany for taking care of things while we saw the sites. #nigeriandwarf #youvegottobekidding

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

First fruit

Small but tasty, this Earlytreat peach is our first fruit offering of the year. #backyardorchard #freshfruit

Monday, May 2, 2016


Watson, our peahen, was walking around the backyard squawking up a storm this afternoon. She usually does this when she is looking for her babies and since it has been about a month since we've seen her we knew she was sitting on eggs close to hatching somewhere. I followed her hoping she'd lead me to her hidden nest and sure enough she did, only to find these two yahoos trying to eat her eggs! I promptly relocated the offenders to the orchard and by the time I got back Watson was back on the nest and happy again.