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…

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…