Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Fall is here.  Different sounds, different looks, different visitors, different smells.  The landscape alters but the beauty remains.

The photo at the top of this blog represents another season at Chestnut Pinto Ranch.  Gypsy is headed back to her stall.  She's in heaven.  So are we.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hunting for Bounty?

Bounty from Chestnut Pinto Ranch: garlic, tomatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, and lavender.  (Dried lavender flowers are added to the blend of Herbes de Provence.)

We're waiting on the corn but besides what's in the photo, the herbs, potatoes, carrots, Swiss chard, spinach, green beans, and lettuce were plentiful.  Deer did some damage but we all gotta eat.

It was an odd year.  The spring rains didn't stop until July 2nd, May and June were the wettest on record, and then there were 60 days without measurable rain.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Here are the two fawns mentioned in the Post "New Additions" below, quite confused as to where their mother is. However, I saw their mother run up the trail outside that chain link fence, maybe spooked by Jack, the neighbor's horse, who is now a little unsure of these two tiny ungulates.  Of course Vicki calls them "adorable" I, on the other hand, think they are obnoxious.  The one on the left, I suppose Vicki has a name for him (I assume he's a buck), is as obnoxious as an ungulate can be.  He not only ate all my grape leaves, he devoured all, and I mean all, my Swiss Chard.  (Check below for my love of Swiss Chard.)

Anyway, here's a photo of the two "adorable" fawns trying to find their way back to mom with a befuddled Jack looking on.