Wood Heat

Wood Heat

Wood processing for heating is a big part of life here at the ranch. Most of our heat comes from the surrounding forest.   The “Boneyard” before splitting. Everybody get’s into the wood processing and stacking. Just another wood stack. Nearly...
Bulbs Coming Up

Bulbs Coming Up

The wildflower blooms in the lowlands of Southern California are amazing this year. At our elevation we have some time to wait for a native show. While we wait we have the bulbs that Heidi and the boys planted last year. Beautiful days in the 70’s here at the...
Animals=Injuries

Animals=Injuries

We are not sure what happened here to poor Aspen. Possibly she was kicked by Cali. All the horses were sweaty when we discovered her injury. We had just returned to the ranch. It’s also possible that an animal was chasing them and Aspen ran into something. We...
Forest Plumbing

Forest Plumbing

When your water comes from a spring far into the forest, no water in the house means an expedition. Here are some pictures from last Thursday. Poor water flow in our storage tank means a leak or plug between the tank and the spring, quite a distance away. Heading up...

Protected: Dad and Mom Tiso visit ranch

The owners of the ranch came up for a quick visit and lunch. It was a real pretty day for the visit!     Grampa regales us with a story A quick picture on the porch Grandma feedings scraps to Kunes. They love her now!...