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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween!

Siobhan hard at work on her pumpkin

Siobhan hard at work on her pumpkin

Tiarnan prepares to attack his pumpkin (with a little help from Maeve and Meghan)

Tiarnan prepares to attack his pumpkin (with a little help from Maeve and Meghan)

Serious business

Serious business

ready for candles

ready for candles

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Events

 

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How do you keep them down in Paree, after they’ve seen the farm?

Pat and Sharon in a bicycle taxi near the Eiffel Tower

Pat and Sharon in a bicycle taxi near the Eiffel Tower

Faithful blog readers may have noticed a lack of posts for the past few weeks. We have a good excuse–right in the middle of gathering, sorting, shipping, etc., Pat and I told Meghan and Eamon “Good luck!” and left for Iceland and France.

We met several of our old (meaning long-time, of course) friends for a reunion. Luckily, several speak French and know a lot about Paris. We also visited Julia and Benoit, who spent a few days on the ranch last spring. They live in the farming area near Laval, and gave us tours of both farms and a nearby medieval castle, and an abbey, which happened to be the fantastical Mont Saint Michel.

 

Our friend Bob hanging out with the locals in Reykjavik.

Our friend Bob hanging out with the locals in Reykjavik.

This is a sheep truck at a processing plant in Selfoss.

This is a sheep truck at a processing plant in Selfoss.

sheep near lava field

sheep by lava field, near Grindivik, Iceland

Julia's sheep near Laval

Benoit and Julia’s sheep near Laval, France

Pat with Julia in front of their 400-year-old farmhouse

Pat with Julia in front of their 400-year-old farmhouse

cows near Benoit and Julia's farm

cows near Benoit and Julia’s farm

Sharon with the "taxi" at Mont St. Michel

Sharon with the “taxi” at Mont St. Michel

working feet

working feet

Locks of love on a bridge over the Seine

Locks of love on a bridge over the Seine

Cows

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Folks, Friends, Sheep

 

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University students see the world

UW crew

We promised them fame!

We recently played host to graduate students from the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Indy Burke brought her students on a field trip to study grazing systems. We showed them how we graze both cattle and sheep in a landscape scale rotational system. Next winter, they will visit Tierra del Fuego and learn about livestock husbandry and grazing systems on the “Uttermost End of the Earth”.

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2015 in Folks, Friends

 

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Will work 4 food

Puppies for sale!

Puppies for sale!

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2015 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Fall on Battle Pass

multi-colored Aspen

multi-colored Aspen

Columbus Mountain, Bears Ears, pine beetle killed trees

Columbus Mountain, Bears Ears, pine beetle killed trees

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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