The Turkey is Dead, the Belly Button is Gone, and Other News from Yosemitebear Mountain Farm

These California days have been bright and sunny with billowy clouds like children draw.  Where is the winter?  More worrisome, where is the rain?...more

Why I Love a Day on the Farm

“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.” – John Muir ...more

Bald Eagle on the Prowl...

Bald eagle making dastardly plans...I was at the back of the truck using the tailgate as a handy table on which to hack up soft pumpkins and squash to feed to the hogs, turkeys, d...more

Babar and Freckles

Babar (purebred Cotswold ram) and Freckles (Border Cheviot cross ewe) hanging out together in the sheep shed... This was taken because I still haven't had a chance to do a proper portrait sitting with Babar. However, the light was terrible and I was rushing so I didn't really get anything that was worthy of being called a portrait....more

Two Suns in the Hog Pen

Most days, the lower hog pen is a pretty ordinary place. But yesterday, the sun was at a very particular angle and the place was transformed.At one point, a strange illusion made it seem as if there were two suns and the world was ablaze....more

Farm Friday

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more

Farm-ily Planning

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more

#274 Present, Day 9 of 31

 I haven't really written much about the new goatsLaverne and Shirley.One of my friends commented that after all the pain and disappointmentinvolved with the prior goats I pr...more

Roasted Beet Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake - Green String Farm - Petaluma

Roasted beets, chocolate cake and a visit to the Green String Farmhave all been on my mind for a few weeks....more

Crane Melon Sorbet with Pomegranate Seeds - Crane Melon Barn - Santa Rosa, CA

The Crane Melon Barn and the Crane family have a long rich history in Sonoma County....more