Working Weekend

Pasture reclamation is going better than I had hoped. Unless you’ve lived in an area of prolonged freezing during winter months you cannot properly enjoy the phenomenon known as “break-up” nor appreciate what an utter mess it can be. The first weeks of warm weather the solid ground starts to soften and break-apart into muddy…

Shearing Day

For weeks it’s been sunny and warm in our part of Alaska, but on the day I had scheduled to shear, it got cloudy and cold. Fortunately we have the option of combining chicken flocks allowing us to use a portion of the barn as the “shearing room”. We started small and worked our way up. Betty got to…

Wide Load

Being pregnant is hard work, and there really is no end to the “funny” comments from friends and loved ones. In keeping with this tradition, I must say that I’m highly entertained by how broad the ewes are getting. I giggle every time I watch Matilda walk as her long coats emphasizes the protruding midsection….

I Must Be Dreaming

Since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of owning a draft horse. I vacillate between Percherons and Belgians but one or the other is always part of that dream. This morning I woke up to find the dream had come true. I have one of each living in my very own pasture. Never mind…

Hello Dolly!

This little bit of sunshine is coming to Tower Ranch from Ovelha Acres in just 4 short weeks.

Her Name is Katherine

Try as I might, I couldn’t find a name that truly fit this gal’s personality. She’s bossy and demanding and sometimes she can even be a bit aggressive. When she really wants something she stands her ground, she will stomp her foot if the dogs don’t follow her directions. She wants so much to be…