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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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Changing Pastures

POSTED: Jan 10, 2010 CATEGORY: How We Ranch

Changing Pastures

Today we moved a group of about 120 cows and calves from the east fields to the west fields. They had been in the east fields since the first rains of the season and had eaten just about all of the available grass. The west fields have grass and clover about 14 inches tall, just perfect for the...

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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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Supporting MALT

POSTED: Dec 3, 2009 CATEGORY: How We Ranch

Supporting MALT

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust ("MALT") is a land trust that protects agricultural land in Marin County. The organization is near and dear to our heart, and part of our ranch is protected with a MALT easement. Loren's father Al served on MALT's founding board of directors in the 1970's and...

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Thanksgiving at Stemple Creek Ranch

POSTED: Nov 26, 2009 CATEGORY: Our Animals How We Ranch

Thanksgiving at Stemple Creek Ranch

Seasons are changing at the Ranch. We just recently turned seven of our bulls in with our cows. There are about 30 cows for each bull . . . and yes, that makes some very busy bulls! They will be left in to breed for the next sixty days. We are pretty sure that if they could talk, they would...

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