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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2020|12:07 am]
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Rafters almost done [Mar. 8th, 2014|10:28 am]
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Rafters almost done
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

The rainy drought is slowing my progress but I am getting close to putting a roof up...

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December update [Jan. 17th, 2014|08:59 pm]
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(restored draft..oops)

Things have slowed as far as ranch progress this week with the cold and snow. I love the snow, wanted the place because it got snow, but we are not prepared nor set up for it just quite yet. I was glad that I had built a small shelter for Pony so at least there was a small area of snow free ground where he could lay down.
As of yesterday most of the snow was gone but there was still snow in the hollows and shadows and my barn site was still covered, as well as the rototilled ground. It was very warm up there, and water was liquid and I got the hose to run for the first time in a week but this morning we STILL had frost here near the coast.
I am hoping I have saved my poor Calla Lilies; I covered them most nights when it got really cold.

One of my ewes is very close to lambing, so I am hoping and anxious about keeping them safe from the coyotes. Last night they were singing just up the valley. This is my best white ewe and she lost both of her lambs last year to predation. I am working on moving one of the LGD pups up to the ranch along with a few of the doe kids they have been living with so that ewe and her lamb(s) can go, too. What's to lose?

It has been another learning experience navigating the road up to the ranch in this weather as there are still patches of ice on the road in the shadows. Both of us have had no trouble negotiating it in 4WD even without actual snow tires, but we are being super cautious. From what we have heard it's the other drivers that we have to watch out for. So many things to learn..

I've been all hermitted up between the house here and the ranch there and have avoided most humans and don't seem to have much use for them. But here I am sharing this you all so I am still in society I guess. I can hardly tolerate chit chat, but I am still enjoying the holiday season now that we are getting closer..maybe it was the snow.

My experiments with the Pepperwood/Bay/Myrtle nuts have gone very well and I am loving a beverage made by steeping the roasted ground nuts in hot milk, maybe even liking it more than cocoa. The next recipe I will roast them a little darker and see how that affects the flavor. I made brownies with only Pepperwood nuts, no chocolate, and that was pretty intense. I am already looking forward to getting more nuts next year..
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I skinned my knee [Jul. 4th, 2013|12:46 pm]
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I skinned my knee
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Day 4..it's looking pretty good today.

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Golden raspberries [Jun. 27th, 2013|10:50 am]
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Golden raspberries
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

have been wonderfully successful this year.

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Ewe sheared [May. 16th, 2013|06:01 pm]
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Ewe sheared
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

The first sheep I ever sheared like a sheep shearer..fleece came off in one piece!
Only 4 more..

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Liquid gold [Apr. 3rd, 2013|11:30 am]
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Liquid gold
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Bags of jersey colostrum Soggy Bottoms Dairy..
makes me so happy when I am short of milk for my babies..Thanks!

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Easter at the mall [Mar. 29th, 2013|07:00 pm]
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Easter at the mall
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

i think he had his lunch stashed in his cheeks..he did that sort of thing.

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Valentines Day Babies! [Feb. 15th, 2013|12:53 am]
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Valentines Day Babies!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

I have checked them 3 times and I am pretty sure these are all does. Xtanzer has triplet does for the second year in a row.

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A new pony to drive [Feb. 8th, 2013|07:22 pm]
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A new pony to drive
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Me & Chica!

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Farm hands wanted [Jan. 25th, 2013|01:06 pm]
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So I answered a help wanted ad. I'd like some money..
It looked pretty good, in Ferndale (!), part time. New local Dahlia Farm. I kind of decided (even before speaking with them) that they should hire me because I was just the person they were looking for.

Here's how this has gone so far..

Hey Sarah,
My name is Nicole, and Doug is my husband and we co-own Almand Dahlia Gardens, along with our business partner, Sam. We would love to have you come out to our farm for an interview. I will check with them to see when would be a best time, but the sooner the better. Let me know what your schedule looks like the next couple of days and we will go from there. Thank you for applying to our ad. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Hello
Thanks for the quick reply!
My schedule is pretty open so almost any time would work. Tomorrow morning I have an appt in Eureka but after that I'm free.

Thanks again

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Hey Sarah,
I'm sorry to inform you that we have filled the positions, but thank you so much for contacting us. If anything should open in the future I will contact you. We may begin some volunteer work too, if you are interested in that. Best Wishes, Nicole

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Shevetts Xcal Big Chief [Jan. 19th, 2013|01:20 pm]
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Shevetts Xcal Big Chief
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

2012 Jr Herdsire

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Finished crocheted afghan [Jan. 8th, 2013|11:39 pm]
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Finished crocheted afghan
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Undyed homegrown handspun wool.
40" X 60"

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Looking for some new LJ friends? [Jan. 6th, 2013|07:30 pm]
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http://users.livejournal.com/lindalee_/1336803.html?view=6889187#t6889187
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2012|03:58 pm]
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Why in the world anyone would grant a permanent easement through their property is beyond me.
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Me & The Pony in town today [Nov. 1st, 2012|04:28 pm]
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Me & The Pony in town today
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

I got a random stranger to take our picture.

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self portrait with sweat [Oct. 17th, 2012|12:37 pm]
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self portrait with sweat
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

I just rescued my ram from the steep dry creek bed where he has been stuck in a hole in the blackberries for the past 2 days. It took an hour of shoving and dragging him and tearing at vines and logs to get him out. I wish I hadn't been wearing these clam diggers....ouch my shredded legs.

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Another beautiful morning in paradise [Oct. 3rd, 2012|11:30 am]
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Another beautiful morning in paradise
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

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What a day! [Oct. 1st, 2012|04:20 pm]
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What a day!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

It was too hot! We took the dogs to the beach

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Pony and newest cart [Aug. 29th, 2012|06:51 pm]
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Pony and newest cart
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

We had a really great drive today..each one gets better. I can see from this photo that there's still some harness adjustments I need to make. The new cart is awesome!

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Happy Birthday Dad! [Jul. 23rd, 2012|09:27 am]
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Happy Birthday Dad!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

I miss you every day. It's been so long...

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NIgerian milk stand: finished [Jul. 22nd, 2012|11:58 am]
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NIgerian milk stand: finished
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Oh and I finished this custom ordered stand; it was picked up today. Buh bye

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Look what I found! [Jun. 28th, 2012|06:59 pm]
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Look what I found!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Red Pontiacs! I was not expecting potatoes this big this early from our perennial potato patch..

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More grain [Jun. 21st, 2012|02:57 pm]
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More grain
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

The truck driver did an awesome job of getting in there!

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Yay! Hay! [Jun. 15th, 2012|06:07 pm]
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Yay! Hay!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Not much makes me happier than scoring some local grass hay..there's lots more too!!

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Down he goes! [May. 24th, 2012|07:06 pm]
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Down he goes!
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

A perfect landing! Now I own a Gelding..

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Walking through Ferndale [May. 18th, 2012|03:46 pm]
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Walking through town
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

A friend offered me a field for pony on the other side of town. It was a beautiful day for a walk.

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Finished Nigerian stand [May. 16th, 2012|10:07 am]
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Finished Nigerian stand
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

This one's packed up and ready to ship.

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Done [May. 13th, 2012|06:50 pm]
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Done
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

It took me all afternoon. Her fleece is really beautiful.

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First hitch [May. 12th, 2012|10:46 pm]
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First hitch
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.


I know it's not right, there's a lot to adjust, but I had to try it out. Pony didn't care, he just wanted to go down the road. Too much fun!!

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Pony Sulky [Apr. 30th, 2012|06:06 pm]
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Pony Sulky
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

It's all the way down near LA but I might have a ride for it..
I love it.

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Morning milking [Apr. 27th, 2012|11:37 am]
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Morning milking
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

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My new door [Apr. 27th, 2012|11:25 am]
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My new door
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

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Pony sled [Apr. 18th, 2012|01:55 pm]
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Pony sled
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Rainy day pony project: making a sled for pony to drag. It's time.

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This one is so small [Apr. 8th, 2012|12:40 pm]
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This one is so small
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Vienna kidded about a week early this morning. The other twin is fine ( both does) but I found this tiny thing in the back of the shed still wet and quite cold; mom hadn't even cleaned her off.

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Caught on camera [Apr. 5th, 2012|05:26 pm]
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Caught on camera
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

My friend caught us going down the road yesterday..

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Grazing the Long Pasture [Mar. 31st, 2012|02:52 pm]
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Grazing the Long Pasture
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

The sheep have come out on to the road and are doing a great job of mowing.

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My new pony harness [Mar. 30th, 2012|08:26 am]
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My new pony harness
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

Came via Fed Ex yesterday in the middle of a deluge. It smells sooo good. Now I need a hole punch as it's a bit too big.

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Loose llama [Mar. 19th, 2012|11:24 am]
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Loose llama
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

The neighbors llama was loose when I went by this morning. When I came back, the whole herd of alpacas had joined him, but by the time I went back with my camera they were all gone. This seems to happen often so I will probably get another opportunity.

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St Pattys lunch [Mar. 17th, 2012|07:06 pm]
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St Pattys lunch
Originally uploaded by sarah northern california.

A bunch of beautiful women and one old lady

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