Tag: Sheep

Naturally Colored Fiber Fun at Blue Barn Farm

Blue Barn Farm

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss On a steep and sunny, five-acre hillside in El Dorado County, Catherine Lawson tends to her flock. They are some of the most luxurious wool-producing ungulates around, Merino sheep and Cashmere goats, and here, they live in many colors. Photo of lambs on left by Catherine Lawson. The […]

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Learning to Blossom

Duckworth Farm, photo by Paige Green

Written by Sasha Wirth; Photography by Paige Green Rain clouds linger above, but they do nothing to dampen the excited voices of those gathered below. Today is Shearing Day at Duckworth Farm and everyone from teenagers to retirees has come to lend a hand. There’s Jasper, a fifteen-year-old with bright blonde hair, who recently helped pick […]

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Grazing At the Cutting Edge

Written by Erin Rae & Photographed by Paige Green “I want to tell the story of sheep.” states the bright, blue-eyed Robert Irwin, one of the owner/operators of Kaos Sheep Outfit. He looks up from under his ball cap and pauses to let that sink in while his hands continue to untangle a section of […]

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Wild Oat Hollow: Breeding Vitality

Written & Photographed by Kalie Ilana Cassel-Feiss Bright and luscious, glowing from within. Reflective and plump in the piercing winter light — this is how the grass shone verdant on the day I arrived at Wild Oat Hollow, a small homestead situated on a flat two-acre parcel in the tiny town of Penngrove, California. Wild […]

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Always Good Natured: Skyelark Ranch

Written by May Reid-Marr and photographed by Alycia Lang Alexis and Gillies Robertson, the team behind Skyelark Ranch, both come from environmental conservation backgrounds.  Their interest in, and commitment to, sustainable agriculture is born of this background, and it is present in every aspect of how they manage the 120 acres that make up the […]

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Timeless Shepherding

Written by Marie Hoff and Dustin Kahn; photographed by Paige Green For Bill Jensen and his son, Jim, ranching is in their blood.  Jensen Ranch has been in the family since 1856, when Jim’s great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Irvin, emigrated to Tomales, California from Ireland.  Irvin Lane is still the name of the street where the […]

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Surfing Serendipity with Mary Pettis-Sarley

Story by Caroline Spurgin, photos by Paige Green Mary Pettis-Sarley is primarily concerned with knitting herself into the fabric of her world, and her world is anything but ordinary. She is sage and earthy, philosophical and pragmatic; she seems to exist on two planes, one highly metaphysical, the other profoundly terrestrial—neither involves the mundane. Yet, […]

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