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Summer Heat, Summer Fun, Puppies and – the Farm is Hiring!

Robin McConaughy

Robin McConaughy

First and foremost – the farm is looking for a full time Livestock Manager to work with the sheep and poultry. We have a great team and each member has responsibility for numerous areas on the farm, including animal care and feeding, maintenance of equipment, fields and fences, and mainly pitching in on all aspects of raising livestock in a humane and healthy way. If interested or want to learn more, find our posting on Indeed, or contact us via email at Should have a couple years of livestock experience, a valid driver's license and rudimentary knowledge of driving equipment such as a tractor.

It's been a cooker the past week or so. Lots of moving animals to trees, rotating shade wagons and keeping water full and flowing.

We feel for those living in the Northwest, as they are really struggling with unprecedented heat. So much worry.

Sometimes it's just easier to lay low in the shade…

And wait 'till dusk to move around.

And the light is always beautiful at day's end.

In different and very fun news…we have puppies! 100% Pyrenees puppies from Nellie and Torg.

We do not plan on any more litters for a couple of years at least, so these are the last puppies for a while. They are just so darn cute….  and great family dogs. If interested in a puppy (they will be ready end of July), please email

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