Blog: Our Animals

The Pups Have Arrived!

POSTED: Aug 22, 2013 CATEGORY: Our Animals

The Pups Have Arrived!

We recently added two new members to our ranch family. Twelve week old "Salty" and fourteen week old "Pepper" are our Maremma-Akbash protection dogs in training. Bred to instinctively defend our sheep against predators, these little guys are being raised in the field with our lambs. And because...

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Mytty at Seven Months

POSTED: Apr 21, 2010 CATEGORY: Our Animals

Mytty at Seven Months

Mytty the calf is now about seven months old. We have been trying to find her to take photos for a few weeks but we haven't been able to find her in the field! I guess she was having too much fun in the tall grass to make an appearance. Today she finally showed up to get her picture...

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Our Future Grass-Fed Beef Rancher

POSTED: Feb 22, 2010 CATEGORY: Poncia Family Our Animals

Our Future Grass-Fed Beef Rancher

Loren took our daughter Avery Jane (11 months) out to the ranch this weekend. Avery owns one of her own cows, it was a very generous gift from another Marin County rancher. We are hoping her cow (and its future offspring) will produce enough calves in the next 18 years to give Avery a jump...

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Valentine's Day Calf

POSTED: Feb 16, 2010 CATEGORY: Our Animals

Valentine's Day Calf

While most of our cows have their calves in the Fall, a small group have their calves in the early springtime. We call them our Spring Calvers, even though it is really still the wintertime here (even in sunny California). Of this group, we have had 18 calves so far and are expecting another 10...

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Christmas Day Lambs

POSTED: Dec 27, 2009 CATEGORY: Our Animals

Christmas Day Lambs

This time of year our sheep begin to lamb. We have had about 40 new baby lambs born in the past 2 weeks. Seeing the little lambs run through the green grass is just amazing. Here are some of the newest additions, they were born on Christmas Day.

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It's Showtime for the Bulls

POSTED: Dec 4, 2009 CATEGORY: Our Animals

It's Showtime for the Bulls

A few weeks ago we put seven of our bulls in with our cows. They will have about sixty days to breed. Since this is a family friendly website we'll spare you the details and real action shots but here is a photo of one of our bulls in a field of about thirty cows. This bull weighs about 2,000...

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