October in the flatlands
Here are some photos I took around the ranch this afternoon.
A view of the homestead from a corner of the fruit orchard.
This is our famous super-deluxe-custom-built-late-model-chickenhouse – the jewel of the west side, the pride of Orland, the envy of neighbors for miles around, and St. Isidore Ranch’s main attraction. Note the exterior doors for the nest boxes, so that eggs may be easily retrieved from outside. Note also the ventilation windows at the top. A low-maintenance automatic watering device can be seen to the right. There are twelve nest boxes inside, and sixteen feet of comfortable roosting rods. The spacious building measures 8X8, so it can double as a guest house if needed.
Looking west from the goat pasture towards the city of Orland.
This cinderblock building once functioned as a milking barn for a dairy operation. We converted it to a workshop and a home office, where I am sitting now.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Farmer Jonathan, Amy, and Angel our Great Pyrenee.
To my eyes, the most beautiful sight on this earth. Mrs. Culbreath is due any minute …
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