Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Poppy had a little boy and a little girl today. We are over a dozen new lambs this season. #stcroixsheep #lambingseason

Monday, January 30, 2017


Rizzo's silent protest of her cone of shame. #Anatolianshepherds #livestockguardiandogs

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Podcast Episode 3: Farm Essentials, Watching Your Wallet "Buy the Farm"

"Bought the farm" is a common phrase to express a failed (originally military) operation where the person referred to dies. In this week's episode we discus this fate with your wallet as you start to acquire infrastructure and equipment to help get that new homestead up and running. We explain how to quickly drain your savings to the point of no return with trucks, trailers, tractors, atvs, fencing, water and shelter!

Friday, January 27, 2017

New ram

Say hello to "Jerusalem", our new registered St. Croix ram. Mike made a 650 mile round trip yesterday to Northern California to get him and listened to the audio book 'Salems Lot for the whole 13 hours. Hence, the name.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Another goes home

Another puppy goes home. These boys toss the frisbee for Jones all day long when they visit and now they have their very own frisbee dog. Leia will be giving these boys a workout!


Monday, January 23, 2017

2 more

A couple of brand new baby lambs have arrived! #stcroixsheep


Working on some slight driveway washout this morning. #whatdrought

Friday, January 20, 2017


We have a weather station up on the hill and this morning it is telling it like it is. #catsanddogs #readyforanotherdrought

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Podcast Episode 2: Mother Nature Strikes Back!

Welcome to Episode 2, where the (old) young homesteaders take on the (animal variety) locals in an epic battle for Larsen Mountain.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Head count

We were one short on the head count bringing the sheep in tonight and after a brief search discovered it was because Daisy had a pair of little ones who couldn't keep up. #lambingseason #ewevegottobekidding

Morning present

Starting off the day with a pre-dawn lamb!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Bum leg

Rizzo had a vet visit today and is on IR for the next 3 weeks with her bum leg. #Anatolianshepherds

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Podcast Episode 1 - You Bought a What?

Come and have a listen to our first official podcast, where we talk about our backgrounds and how we got started on this crazy homesteading adventure!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017


Another one goes home. The Truckstar headed off to his new life as a sheep and cattle dog up in northern California. We're sure he will be earning his keep in no time. Thanks Mike! #bordercollies #herding #stockdogs

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Willie goes home. We got a call on one of our puppy flyers this morning and within two hours our precious little Willie went home to her new family. It was hard to let her go but we think we matched her perfectly and are sure she will have an amazing life. Thanks Cathy and Sue! #bordercollies

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Just picked up this young St. Croix lamb to be our new herd ram. He should add great genetics to our program. #hairsheep