The power of Silence & the cost of peace.

Noise pollution is linked to depression, anxiety, anger, and PTSD.

CSA up and running!

Welcome to the newest CSA in Southern Colorado. Located in the San Luis Valley @ 8500 feet just south of a little hamlet called Fort Garland.

I’m growing clean, organic food the way nature intended it outside seasonally and over the crazy winters in a massive geodome.

If you would like to join the CSA delivery schedule sign up at whitecrowranchslv@gmail.com or find us on FaceBook @ WhiteCrowRanchSLV

Boxes start @ 15-25$

Chicken or the egg?

Organic white rice and a dozen eggs with dill and magnesium.
I started making this recipe during the fires this year. I wasn’t able to leave the property for almost nine days and was getting low on poultry feed.( Always have at least two months on hand.)
So I did some online research and made the perfect boost for my flock, and a snack for the dogs.
One dozen of your own eggs.
2.5 cups of white rice.

3 cups of water. ( egg will make up for rest)

Shredded carrot.

Tap of dried or fresh dill.

And a chunk of magnesium.

Bring water to rolling boil. Add rice. Let cook for a few minutes, add blended egg and cook for another five minutes.

Turn off heat.

Mix contents and let sit till puffy.

Let cool.

Feed generously to flock.

Coyote Gulch: Drought seizes ranchers by the horns.

From Colorado Public Radio (Grace Hood): “Most of the pasture we used last year we’re not using this year because there’s no moisture,” [Matt] Isgar said of the land he ranches in Hesperus, west of Durango. “There’s no new growth.” With the dark red bull’s eye of exceptional drought looming over the Four Corners region, […]

via #Drought news: “It feels like the edge of that desert has moved 50 or 75 miles in my lifetime” — Ed Zink #aridification — Coyote Gulch

What is a Veteran?

“Service doesn’t end when we hang up our uniform. It ends when we hang up our boots and walk across the threshold of heaven.”

I’ve often asked myself this question while on my own journey to figure out.

“Who the Hell I am!? And what do I do now?”

A veteran, according to the web: is someone who has served in the military; a person with longtime occupation and experience in a particular field.

I’m a Navy veteran and a medical veteran. I was and still at heart a Hospital Corpsman.

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What does this mean for myself or my community? It means I have skills that transcend the average civilian and a discipline you can only get in hard service!

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams credit

Reign of Spring

It has been a dry year here in the SLV. This winter we had less than a foot of snow all winter at the ranch. It has been windy too up wards to 75mph ! The chickens were not keen on the blast, nor the horses.

Being Short on water is a historical issue here in the valley. In the last 15 yrs Colorado has had major fires that would have been slowed by healthy trees and heavy melting snow pack and deluge rains. Because of drought and the emerald beetle the local aspens have become tinder to a potential fire flash.

Here at the WCR we take rigorous efforts to keep the pine trees free of ladder fuel and all dead branches. All the wood fuel is then cut in to logs and stacked to cure for the season. All the scratch and tinder is stacked as well and only awaits winters use.

Commission offers $1.8 million to leave #ColoradoRiver untouched — The Deseret News #COriver — Coyote Gulch

From The Deseret News (Amy Joi O’Donoghue): Drought is turning the nation’s largest reservoir dry — Lake Mead reached its lowest levels this summer since the 1930s — and Lake Powell is limping along, just a little over half full. That scenario is prompting the Upper Colorado River Commission to offer $1.8 million in funding […]

via Commission offers $1.8 million to leave #ColoradoRiver untouched — The Deseret News #COriver — Coyote Gulch

Chasing chickens

Living with Chickens 2013…

I over heard a woman at the Farmers market say…”Chickens, they’re a gateway animal to farm life!”

I started raising Chickens  in the Spring of 2013.

I moved and had to start over…building my second coop.