Tree Planting (and replanting) Day

Tree Planting (and replanting) Day

We planted a few apple trees to replace gopher, rabbit and deer destroyed trees and replanted at least 24 trees in baskets to protect them from our huge gopher population. Silas with a hole to be proud of. Two Sardines in each hole. Ricco had to dig too. Mike Kumpe...
Kunekunes finally arrive!

Kunekunes finally arrive!

Dorset, Stoneleigh, Confit and Upton the Kunekunes arrived today. We are excited to have them sharing the ranch and look forward to them raising little ones. Upton is the lone boar amongst the sows. Click on any picture to enlarge. The grand arrival! Eating was #1 on...
Oyster Mushroom Success!

Oyster Mushroom Success!

Wow, We are looking forward to tasting these mushrooms in a couple of days. This has certainly been a fun experience and not too hard. The whole family was amazed how quick the fruiting bodies formed once they were ready. We should be able to get a couple more flushes...
Kunekune

Kunekune

Kunekune pigs are set to arrive here at Fleming Ranch within the next couple of weeks. We are excited to get excellent breeding stock from Lori Enright. It looks like we will have 3 sows and one boar living with us on the ranch. Below Lori, her husband Jim and...
Mushroom Spawn! (Pleurotus pulmonarius)

Mushroom Spawn! (Pleurotus pulmonarius)

Our friends over at Borrowed Land Farm sent us some oyster mushroom spawn. We are really looking forward to growing these delicious and nutritious mushrooms here on the ranch for our family. Mushrooms are one of the things we will be experimenting with- perhaps...
Rattlers!

Rattlers!

Rattlesnakes are a part of life here. Some days there are multiple sightings. When they are close to home or a regular work area they are relocated. Some people think that they die when they are taken away from their home range but the latest evidence is that they...