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…

Trouble in paradise – sorta

So we got a new horse, he’s an old guy and very tame. I had the vet check him out and he’s very underweight, older than we were told and needs a lot of TLC. #oldhorse #SutherlinAcres #chickens #eggs We started a regiment to put weight on him and I think it’s working.

Getting Back To Mother Earth (A Little At A Time)

Back in the 80s I was lucky to live in the Santa Cruz mountain and loved every minute of it. I had chickens, ducks, geese, raised a pig, canned and froze fruits and vegetables, made my own bread and tried my best to lower my footprint on earth. Almost 40 years later I’m trying it…

Jim and Nancy (Sutherlin Acres)

From the Bay Area to the Southern Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains Southern Born Girl and Bay Area Boy begin a new life together Why move stay turned to our blog for the answer. I wanted out of the Bay Area, my commute was insane, hour to two hours to get to work in…

Hello :)

Meet the Sutherlins Jim, Nancy and (her) pets, Dogs: Jackson, Josephine and Buster Cats: Velvet, Bodie and Bandit Chickens: Golden Chest, Red and the five new chicks Horses: Chief Chief, Miss Daisy and Money Honey …photos to come We have 5 children and 5 grandchildren between us and we couldn’t be happier. We aren’t farmers,…