Spring is springing

As the weather changes so does Lifewater Ranch’s activity.

Our Cow, Taffy is close to giving birth.  She disappeared for a few days and had us worried as she was too early to calve.  Luckily in a few days she was back enjoying the last of our winter hay and she looks great!  If you decided to visit us over the spring odds are good you will see her little one new born.


This year I hope to attack some of the wild rose bushes and berry bushes that are taking over.  There is a very simply way to do it by cutting the bushes down to the ground and applying a little roundup on the stalks.  I hear this works very well.  I don’t spray because I don’t want to contaminate the ground here.  Hopefully this method will kill what I need to without compromising the pristine condition of the soil.

April and May are open for monthly winter rentals and Wwoofers.  Its an excellent opportunity for someone that doesn’t want to spend much cash to see and enjoy much of what Lifewater Ranch has to offer during our off-season.


Some of our Woofers enjoying an evening after a hard days work.

The pool liner is shot and we need a new one soon.  The problem is cash.  But some income is expected soon that will allow us to get a new liner and this will make the pool look like new!


So sad, no new liner yet.  It will go in when the weather is better.

Of course there is re-staining the deck – I really want to get away from wood somehow eventually!  We are still not quite done refurbishing the deck railings but I hope to finish that in the next few weeks.


Deck and the railings need work.


Pruning the orchard this year will likely be skipped but maybe we can get more chips around them to continue to improve the apples and yield.

Becky taste testing my apples (1)

My daughter enjoying one of our great apples from the orchard.

Also our tulips will be coming up in April, another good reason to plan a nice spring stay here.  We have people booking up the summer months – but we can always use more!


Blooming Daffodils by the pool after an unexpected hail storm.

So, just keeping you up to date on the latest here at the ranch.  We’ll leave a light on for you.


About sanfords

Ex Microsoft Dev for 20 years. Currently retired at my ranch in Idaho near Kooskia. I like coaching Chess for kids so let me know if you are interested in those services.
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