Kooskia Days – the Parade

I thought I’d post pix I took of this year’s Kooskia Days so you could enjoy the parade “virtually”!




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A better fire pit

Guests last year commented that they decided not to lite a fire because they didn’t feel our pit was safe enough.  So I looked on Craigs List and found a nice fire ring.

With some help from a friend, I removed the rust and painted it and then I built a little grill with handles for cooking.  I laid down plastic to kill off the weeds nearby and have plenty of firewood available for guests to burn.

Don’t forget to bring your guitar and smores!

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A volleyball net for our guests


A guest last year asked if we had a volleyball net.  We didn’t.  This year they are coming back for another great vacation and we now have….  A VOLLEYBALL NET!!!

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A drive to Red River Hot Springs

I took a drive recently to Red River Hot Springs which is about a 2-3 hour drive from Lifewater Ranch.  Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures at the hot springs itself! (Doh!)

I thought I would share some pix I did take on the way there and back.  This was taken in June, an excellent month to explore some of the fantastic beauty of Idaho.

Here’s how you get to Red River Hot Springs from Lifewater Ranch: (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/430+Cedar+Creek+Rd,+Kooskia,+ID+83539,+USA/Red+River+Hot+Springs,+ID+83525/@45.9112487,-115.8252535,10z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x54a0984fffb56e53:0x564d098f3604a5e1!2m2!1d-115.8363056!2d46.0682977!1m5!1m1!1s0x5358ac1f591019c9:0x37c3548faec2fbb4!2m2!1d-115.2001185!2d45.7876904)

Trip Map


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Our newest and first steer

I just got back from tagging and banding our newest arrival – Tregger the steer.  I had much help from Mickey Kindred who does most of the more athletic parts.  It was a beautiful spring day and I led the herd down to the gate from way up top with alfalfa treats.  Ernie and Scottie were particularly hungry for them and led the pack all the way down the road.

Once I got Taffy separated from Tregger, we caught Tregger and held him down to tag and band him.  He was only a few weeks old and already very strong and difficult for us to hold down.  But all went well and now we have a steer named after where he will end up – on the Tregger grill.

Bulls are reproducing fathers like Dunnis and Ernie but a Steer has had their testicles removed or banded making them more passive and non-reproducing.  Steers are pretty much good for fattening up and eating when they are fully grown and make excellent meat for the table.

I am slowly growing a herd that is organically (wild) fed for great meat and as entertainment for visiting families to Lifewater Ranch.  Scottish Highlander cattle are among the most gentle and hardy you can find.  Ranchers don’t usually raise this breed because it grows about half as fast as a good Angus breed.  At Lifewater Ranch, we take our time and let nature give us her best when the time is right.

Scottie is half Jersey and is a bull.  Scottie’s mother was lost while giving birth to Scotties younger sibling.  He is owned by the Kindreds and I imagine will be in the freezer by winter.

Dunnis and Ernie are both bulls and are available for breeding for a small fee.

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LWR – an escape from eSmog

I just finished watching this rather dry video with vital information.  One reason I moved out to the boonies was to escape the microwave smog we have in our cities.  I had an acute sensitivity to this as I worked at Microsoft as a programmer and could see how things were trending.  5G is such a compelling technology that our own government is pushing it on us without consideration for non-thermal health effects.  A good friend’s daughter just died of a brain tumor in weeks at the age of 40.  This is a common side effect of cell phone usage and too much exposure to Wi-Fi.

At my home (Lifewater Ranch) in Idaho, all my PCs are connected wired.  I have Wi-Fi available for guests that want it but I can completely secure that and I can also easily turn off the entire PC infrastructure which I often do at night when I am sleeping.

I do have a smart-meter but it is located behind the shop some 150′ away from the house.  I am seriously considering having it removed.  Since my land line no longer works I will be removing all the phones from the home as well.  Guests can still use their cell phones but signals are relatively weak out here.

Thus, if you come to stay at LWR, you can chose to escape much of the eSmog you are exposed to in the city and maybe discover if some of your health issues go away by just being here.

To your health!

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Newsletter #5

Hey all, I’ve been busy and so haven’t sent a newsletter since May 10th, 2017!!!  Bout-time I sent one.  Many of you receiving this were subscribed by a bot – this may be good or bad for you.  All those that came in via a bot will only received this one newsletter.  To subscribe to them all in the future visit our website and fill in the subscription form. (http://lifewaterranch.com)

Make a reservation today and enjoy LifeWater Ranch!

Here are links to all the blog posts I have made since the last newsletter – there is always something new going on at Lifewater Ranch – Join us this summer.

Attack of the Chickadees (2) Attack of the Chickadees

Wild Plumbs Thumb Wild Plums!

Thoughts while mowing the lawn Thumb Thoughts while mowing the lawn…

A walk along my creek Thumb A walk along my creek (Lots of pix and a video!)

Spring is the month of surprises Thumb Spring is the month of surprises

More beauty than you can shake a stick at… and we have a lot of sticks too! Thumb.png More beauty than you can shake a stick at… and we have a lot of sticks too! (Lots of pix!)

Our Cattle Love Spring! Thumb Our Cattle Love Spring!

Building a carport for guests Thumb.png Building a carport for guests

Deep fried eggs! Thumb Deep fried eggs!

The Geese have arrived! Thumb The Geese have arrived!

Slime dog millionaire Thumb Slime dog millionaire

What_s this Vibe Thingie Thumb What’s this Vibe Thingie?

A lot is happening this fall here Thumb.png A lot is happening this fall here

Tips on making good burn piles Thumb Tips on making good burn piles

Our first Cancer Cure!!! Thumb Our first Cancer Cure!!!

Lumber for our first new building Thumb Lumber for our first new building

New bird feeder Thumb New bird feeder

Bunk to TrundleThumb.png Bunk to Trundle

WWOOFer Ambasador Thumb.png WWOOFer Ambasador

Our Digital Music Workstation Thumb.png Our Digital Music Workstation

Guest Article 7 Tips for your first fishing trip with the kids Thumb.png Guest Article: 7 Tips for your first fishing trip with the kids

Our First Wedding! Thumb Our First Wedding!

See this article… Thumb.png See this article…

Money Thumb.png Lifewater Ranch GoFundMe Campaign

Can you imagine all this for as little as $150/week for a group of 10 guests?

This is my vision, excellent rest and fun for families at an affordable price!


Lifewater Ranch is MUCH easier to get to than Fantasy Island!

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