Saturday, August 1, 2020

Starting Over Makes You Stronger

I'm not sure how how to begin this all again. I need to because we have an American Bashkir Curly stallion to be bred. Sonny's a rarity in this part of California and I've been asked so many times about him. So, there's that....


We also have Babydoll Sheep that we are breeding and selling. I'm breeding six ewes and have three rams to work with. I’m going to have the boys sheared next Friday. (the girls were done a couple months ago) It's too hot for the boys and I thought the June gloom would go on and on. Then July 31st hit and my daughter started calling anyone that could help us. Her FFA teacher was her first choice to call. These sheep are not really harder to shear, just different. Maybe harder because they’ve got such short legs. This is a one picture I found. My sheep are way cuter! All my photos are on my phone and I thought I had uploaded them all on my computer.

Last year's shearing was hilarious and the sheep didn’t know each other after being sheared. They butted heads like having a new ‘pecking order.’ We paid a lot for the entertainment. That would be a great job for someone now that so many people are spinning wool. Hard work.

Our Little Barley and a random pullet

Queensland Heeler Notice:

We have a new female cattle dog on the ranch named Lottie. She is going to be bred with the notorious Duelly. Sounds like a "Pill" but he's too friendly and knocks everyone over. Lottie is going to be ready to breed in December and my daughter will have Spring puppies. I can't even think that we'll be doing this all over again. Not in a bad way. It’s really exciting and then also sad when the puppies are sold. We can’t survive with out our Heelers.

New Momma Dog, Lottie

The old guy, Duelly (Miniature Queensland  Heeler)

Our guard dog: Duelly

Ranch Activities:

My granddaughter and grandson have rabbits to sell and we're so grateful for the eggs from our chickens (sounds like Easter) We are also blessed with a great amount of vegetables and fruit from my daughter... Kiely’s garden. I only ate a squash last night for dinner. I ate a squash and had no idea what kind or variety. We’ve always had some garden but this year has been incredible and I know it’s because we’re taken care of from God. I know others who have lost their garden or haven’t room for one. We give-out way more than we eat. 

The turkey slaughtering is about to come to pass. All the equipment is here. I thought my husband and son-in-law wouldn't do it because she adores them. She attacks girls and women so she’s got to go and really that's why we have her. The turkey was raised to eat. I’m glad they’re doing it now because if it was Thanksgiving; I couldn’t eat turkey.

Oh Howdy! I was gifted a yogurt from my husband and it's melting. He brought it from another town, even. So I'll finish this all later.


Oh, and we went up to Utah and saw dear friends and we went to Montana and Idaho and Colorado to see our Larin and family. We stopped in Ridgway and visited my cousin and she lives right next door to my what was my great grandparents ranch. I took so many pictures.

I put them on my computer and there are thousands of photos. I’ve spent so much time looking for my pictures and I came-up with nothing.

I found this picture; so I know the pictures are somewhere. Our grand vacation trip... maybe I'll post a few pics for posterity, right?