The payoff of preparation for another growing season – Entry #221

Timber Butte Garden after the pre-work is done Jacob, the bummer lamb helps Nancy seed the onion bed Tri uses his [...]

Building a lambing shed for Nancy – Entry #220

Nancy’s new lambing shed Abraham Nancy and her new addition Here on the ranch certain animals seem to become more [...]

New Arrivals at Timber Butte #219

Max the cat makes a new friend We woke up this morning to two new twin lambs but one had his umbilical cord wrapped around his hind [...]

Elk on the Butte this morning

Elk on the Butte The last week of rain has been a welcome blessing after such a long, cold, dry winter here at the base of Timber [...]

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 4 – Finishing the project – Entry #217

When it was all said and done – I felt a sense of satisfaction My last three entries on the subject of constructing concrete fence posts has [...]

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 3 – corner & gate posts – Entry #216

Wooden gates on concrete posts and header Steel post braces Bolts and hinges were set into the concrete while it was [...]

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 2 – Entry #215

I learned by trial and error (mainly error) how rich to mix my cement so the posts wouldn’t crack I spent the better part [...]

Constructing concrete fence posts – Part 1 – Entry #214

Concrete fence posts protecting our vineyard at Timber Butte Fence posts made by my great-grandfather surrounded the old family ranch This past summer [...]

The Miracle of time – Entry #213

Nancy was weeding in the vineyard What a difference a little time can make in the development of any small farmstead; both for good or for bad.  [...]

Coming back to the Timber Butte Journal – Entry #212

Meanwhile back on the ranch I realize it’s been awhile since we’ve been contributing to the Timber Butte Homestead journal and especially for those [...]

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