Mother Natures Blessing?

We have been questioning the force of Mother Nature this year with the wild fluctuations and dramatic scenes on television. The hurricanes, floods, drought...

The canal that we and many others get our irrigation water from was washed out in April this year due to a mudslide. PG &E and our irrigation district have been working to get it fixed, and we have all been on water rotations. When the canal first broke, we were all very concerned on where to get our irrigation water for our crops and fields and pastures, let alone our livestock.

I guess if there is a silver lining in the situation, it is that we have had a very wet year in our area. We get a dosing of rain every few days to wet our pastures and keep our ponds full. We have ended up with a great grass year, and our livestock are able to benefit from it.

Our cows are nearly done calving and our ewes are gaining back their weight after nursing their lambs, and all of the lambs themselves are growing and looking very good.

Matt is still moving the sprinklers each day at the ranch, and Keith is still moving them here at home. Would like to get a few days of warm weather to spark the growth "just a bit", but will leave that up to... Mother Nature

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Edgar wrote:
Your ethics and psiiohophles are impressive. Where are the lambs processed? Does the stress free environment carry through the abattoir experience as well? Wouldn't it be great to have a mobile, registered abattoir in this country, to enable on farm processing where we can still sell the meat?Also how far do you ship meat? Interstate? Interested in the logistics of this also

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

2. Angel wrote:
Love the stress free shows you can treat an aniaml with respect and still aquire top quality meat. Well done guys a way to the future I hope.

Tue, July 24, 2012 @ 7:47 PM

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4. Toshihiro wrote:
So I was supposed to try to use some of my pgpaohrtohy techniques I learned at this training session thing at work, but my camera apparently has no manual settings and I suck at pgpaohrtohy. The lesson here though is that if you're taking pictures of baby farm animals, you can't suck even if you try.

Thu, October 4, 2012 @ 2:20 PM

5. Melek wrote:
Fidnnig this post. It's just a big piece of luck for me.

Fri, October 5, 2012 @ 11:18 PM

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Sat, October 6, 2012 @ 7:56 PM

7. Tina Gleisner wrote:
You were very lucky to get the rain needed to survive while the irrigation gets (hope it's done now) fixed. It truly is amazing how the weather is wreaking havoc over so much of the country.

Fri, November 23, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

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