Pond and barn repairs completed in October

October 31, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

In October we made repairs to the pond drain and to the barn roof. Pond drain unplugged The overflow drain for the upper pond keeps the pond from overflowing into the adjacent field. (The upper pond is fed by underground springs that constantly refill the pond.) Unfortunately, that drain became […]

The farm is waking up from a winter rest

February 21, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

It’s February, and we’re seeing the farm start to wake up from dormancy. The fields are greening up, robins are searching for worms, and the pussy willows are popping. A cold snap in December challenged us to keep the pipes from freezing as a bitterly cold east wind blew against the […]

Rain and runoff at the farm

September 29, 2013 Tom Salzer 0

It has certainly been a wet and windy weekend at Roaring Creek Ranch!  The upper pond was nearly full, but the lower pond was several feet below full…until this storm arrived. The animals are wet, but they quickly move into the shelter of the barn during the heaviest rains. We learned […]