Its time for a new pool liner

This year our old liner gave up the ghost and will simply not last another year.  My helpers, James and Jason took out the old one and we will be prepping it for a new one this year.  See our Patreon site if you would like to assist us in the costs of this replacement.  A new liner runs about $5000.

Having learned a lot from the time with the old one, I anticipate a new one will not only look absolutely cool but should last nearly 20 years!

We are proceeding in faith with confidence that God will provide.

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The swing that adapts

Jason Taylor pullup

Jason uses our swing for a good workout

Our 50′ swing has three different seats.  One for little tykes (seats two at once or one larger toddler.  One for normal swingers which is just a flat seat.  And one for workout nuts like Jason that lets you do pullups in style.

I love the flexibility we have here!

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Newsletter #6

Again, I’ve been busy but I wanted to update you on our latest activities.  Enjoy!  BTW Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years 2018 are still open for you to use for a lifetime memory with your family.  Check us out and see if Lifewater Ranch is for you this coming holiday

LWR – an escape from eSmog        5g

Our newest and first steer              Dunnis and Tregger Father and Son

A drive to Red River Hot Springs  

A volleyball net for our guests      

A better fire pit                                  

Kooskia Days – the Parade             

Kamiah BBQ Days                             Kamiah BBQ Days

Wwoofer Time!                                 

Cows in heaven                                 

Christmas at Lifewater Ranch?   

More Apples than you can shake a stick at!  

The possibilities are exciting!      we wwoof because

Chicken Run!                                     

Jason Taylor – our current wwoofer 

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Jason Taylor – our current wwoofer

Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor helps make Lifewater Ranch better

A week ago Jason just arrived via Lewiston Airport from Texas to spend an extended stay at Lifewater Ranch as a wwoofer.  However he does not come from the usual organization but from having known Ben Greenfield.

He found Lifewater Ranch to be a great place to do a deep cellular level detox which takes 90 days to complete.

Cellular Detox Pyramid

He found us to be the perfect place to get outdoors and sweat out his toxins while breathing clean air, drinking clean water, and eating clean food as well as soaking his spirit in the natural beauty that is Lifewater Ranch.

So far Jason has been a star helper at the ranch and has done a bunch of stuff here to make this place better.  He began work on a new trail, which naturally will be named after him, and hopefully, this winter, Jason will also contribute to enlarge our disc golf course.  Last Saturday we processed 270 chickens for Micky Kindred who runs farm activities at Lifewater Ranch.  Mickey’s farm activities help him pay rent here which in turn helps me meet my financial obligations and keeps this place running.

I just wanted to thank these people and our Heavenly Father for all they do and for His sustaining provision for this endeavor.


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Chicken Run!

Mickey rents Lifewater ranch and does most of the farm work here.  We have helpers that come and assist (see our wwoofer program) especially in the winter months.  These pictures show a typical egg gather session on Halloween morning 2018.

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The possibilities are exciting!

WWOOF USA recently sent me a link to this video which was the top award winning entry in a contest they gave.  We need paying guests to pay the bills but we also need wwoofers to come and help us build the vision that is Lifewater Ranch!  If you can’t afford our reasonable rates or you just like getting your hands dirty and working outside on a beautiful ranch, fill out our reservation form and lets get together and

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cut some dead trees,

Picture0930170106_1make some burn piles,


plant a garden,

Bene and his apples

harvest a garden,

Jonathan grinding apples in prep for the big squeeze

make apple cider,


make some chips,

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take out invasive species of rose bushes,

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feed the chickens, the pigs or the cows,

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fix broken machinery,

Frisbee Golf starts here

build a 1000 hole disc golf course,


upgrade our terraced garden,


add a zip line, ….

There’s TONS to do and it all makes for a better place for people to visit, rest, heal and chill – and in your off time you can do that too!


Alex and Emily celebrating the end of a hard work week with campaign in the hot tub.

One way or another, you’ve got to experience Lifewater Ranch!

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More Apples than you can shake a stick at!


This was the third harvest this year of apples.  All were about the same size…. 30 gallons of apples or more!  I am using my cider press to turn these all into delicious raw apple cider for guests (and myself of course!)

Today I was literally shaking a stick at the apples to get the last of the high ones down.  Some are still left, too high or too protected by other branches to get to.  Well I guess the deer and my cattle can have a few for themselves.

It’s been an incredible year for apples and for black-berries.  I have picked several gallons of black berries this year but its much more tedious and slow than are apples.  I’ll keep working at it and see how much I end up with before the season is over.

Here are some shots from harvest time in the past…

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