The Neighborhood Bear

The Neighborhood Bear

We’ve had a surprise visitor in the last to weeks. This cinnamon Black Bear with a white blaze on it’s chest has made us part of it’s “neighborhood” route which includes Idyllwild and Garner Valley. We have had to modify our storage and...
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...
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...
Water Water Everywhere!

Water Water Everywhere!

Like the rest of the West, Fleming Ranch is enjoying a refreshing rainy season. Between the snow melt and the rain we have two creeks that cross the road between the barns and the house.     Crossing one Crossing two Ricco always wants to be in the water...
More Snow!

More Snow!

Well it was 17º F and snowing last night. Horses handled it well but old Sally the mustang was a little grumpy. Click on a thumbnail to see it bigger. Our pretty ranch in snow. Mustang Sally with icicles on her mane The barn/workshop area. One of our roads, now...