Avocados at Del Valle

Avocados at Del Valle

Sustainably raised avocados from our Del Valle location going to market. We are not organically certified but keep to organic protocols fairly closely. Kudos to Mom Tiso for the Del Valle stewardship.  ...
Icelandic Chickens

Icelandic Chickens

13 rare Icelandic Chickens have recently emerged from our incubator. This beautiful little one gets taken outside for the first time. Very quiet and...
Babies at the Ranch

Babies at the Ranch

Here are our latest babies. More to come!   Four Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) that Benjamin hatched in his incubator. Confit had babies June 20th. Five have survived and are looking more...
Snakes and Ladybugs

Snakes and Ladybugs

It’s that time of year again. Normally we rarely see rattlesnakes. We know they are there when it is warm. But in May we see several a day and I start my relocation campaign. Any rattlers seen around human habitations and workplaces get moved a good distance...
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...
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...