Crazy day already at Sutherlin Acres

So excited for Monday to come around this week. We had a scheduled outage from our electric company which went fine and then -whoops a huge area went down and nobody has electricity. I can live with that, we do have solar with the back up battery so I have a fan, Internet, my refrigerator…

Where did spring and summer go

Hot weather has dominated over our spring and summer this year Hot weather and low humidity has been the overall menace for our communities this year. Since April there have been several fires within a 10 mile radius of our home. Five of those fires were less than a mile from us. Thank goodness for…

Weirdest Sight Today

Amazing I saw at lest 50 California Condors / vulture fly together today. I was sitting outside and watched them as they flew toward our house. First it was a few but as I looked closer I could see there were more, so I started counting. Pretty amazing!! They circled around a few times and…

What’s New

What a blessing!! Jim and I survived the day after our second Covid shot, sore everywhere, high fever, slept most the day and ate ramen and Easter bunny cookies. Today we get to make up two days of lost work. Mowing and cutting down weeds/flowers except for the Lupines of course and other desired wildflowers….

Hot Hot Hot

It’s August and the heat has arrived!! Our patio was at 132 degrees over the weekend !!! Of course that is in the direct sun but still my animals and plants are feeling the heat. Here in California our electric company announced a Flex Alert, meaning they will be doing rolling blackouts throughout the state…

First week of August 2020

The pandemic it’s still foremost on my mind! Today Jim and I are getting our chores done early in the morning so that we can do some relaxing. I’m sitting here with the horses and the three dogs enjoying a Bloody Mary; best way to start off the rest of the day. There’s so many…

Last week of June 2020

What a roller coaster the first half of 2020 has been. January – April were busy months, cleaning, reorganizing, getting my seeds started for the veggie garden, getting my wild flowers planted, but then our world changed. Reports of the Corona Virus in Wuhan started to circulate, we had daily updates from the President (I…

Brought Chief Home

Chief is my first “Free” horse and he had various trust issues and wasn’t disciplined. After months of working with him he began to have trust and would let others be around him. I rode him three times before coming to the conclusion he needed training. We ran into a few obstacles-he wouldn’t get into…

Heatwave throughout US

Oh boy turning hot around here☀️ Curtains and shades are all pulled to keep down the heat from the windows. House fans and AC set. The only thing I can’t plan for is the power, if PGE determines there is a fire danger caused by the hot weather they might cut the power. Ugh-solar system…