Tag Archive for Farm & Ranch Life

Earth Day, Every Day, On The Ranch

Every day is Earth Day on our ranch, that is part of the reason we do what we do. We take a holistic approach to management. Riparian Zone The Scott River flows through the middle of our ranch. Over the past several decades we have stabilized and fenced two miles of river and planted over [...]

Photos, Private Property and Politics

There has been a fair amount of discussion recently over legislation being submitted across the country that would make it illegal for someone to photograph or shoot video on agricultural operations without the permission of the owner. Discussions on this type of legislation has been very polar, with folks either in full support or adamantly [...]

If you….#agnerd

First, some of you may be wondering; what is this #agnerd hashtag and where did it come from? Definition Agnerd (ag-nurd) noun.  Slang.  1. A person pursuing knowledge in technology, science and/or obscure facts who also has an interest in or actively participates in the agriculture community.  2. A mythical creature thought to only exist on [...]

Size Is Relative

Big is bad, small is good, organic is healthy, conventional kills you, grass-fed is better for you, grain-fed is wasteful, families are good, and corporations are evil….. The pontificating purveyors of perpetual rhetoric have been rather vocal lately.  Once again, discussion is swarming around the issue of the size of farms and ranches; the proverbial “good vs. evil.”  To most [...]

A Letter of Thanks for Common Sense

My friend, Jeff Fowle,  is a rancher from Etna, CA, and the person who inspired me to pursue social media as a positive way to communicate my story to the world.   So simple (not for those technically challenged like me)…he tells his day-to-day experiences from the back of a horse, the seat of a pickup, the end of…