Author Archives: Kent

Winter with a Vengeance

So, winter finally arrived with two weeks of sub-zero night time temps and days sometimes in the single digits. The sheep are locked safely in the barn, and our feral cat has figured out I am the source of food, … Continue reading

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Summer on the Ridge

Hi everyone, Kent here. Well, here we are, facing another fall; summer seems to have left us in the dust (literally.) We finally got some rain last week, but it was not enough to replenish our pond, which is down … Continue reading

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May: Planting on the Ridge

May/June is the season of planting at Big Oak Ridge. This year we have three gardens going, although the newest one is barely “broken in” – we just threw some corn in it for this year. And of course, I’m … Continue reading

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May: Birds on the Ridge

Spring is the time that birds start coming back to the Ridge, and we try to be ready with the feeders loaded.

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Fall on the Ridge

Fall is an enjoyable time on the ridge; the harvest is mostly in, the days are slowing down (in part because it gets dark earlier!) and it’s a good time to pause and reflect on all of God’s goodness. It … Continue reading

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It’s Finally “winter” in NWPA!

In honor of the fact that we have 14 inches of snow as of Feb. 18 – the first “major” snow of the season at Big Oak Ridge… I finally got around to changing the header image. Nevermind that it … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Bed

This time of year reminds me of family evenings when our kids were small. We are almost done with the harvest for this year. As always, some things did well, some things did not so well, but the freezer and … Continue reading

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Spring is FINALLY here!!

Probably the longest winter I have ever experienced is finally over!! When I posted last month, we were still dealing with snow and freezing temperatures. The past week, the weather took a turn for the better and we are now … Continue reading

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Lots of Babies!!

We’ve had a few weeks of wickedly frigid temperatures and tons of snow. The yardstick on my back deck measures 25 inches of snow. In the midst of the severe weather, we had baby goats…on February 21st, Ariat had triplets … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Big Oak Ridge!

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