With over a mile of creek running through the property, we have our share of wildlife. Deer, elk, turkey, bear, coyote, bobcat, cougar, fox, quail, duck, geese, skunk, beaver, opossum, nutria, and sadly, rattlesnake all call this home. Luckily, we have not seen the bear yet, just his scat, but we keep a sharp watch over our calves and foals.
In 2011 we retired from Ohio and moved to Oregon and took on the challenge of turning a very neglected 203 acres at the base of Moon Hill into our second Locust Grove Ranch. Reclaiming the fields from a sea of blackberries and fallen oaks and bringing them back into production has been a labor of love and a true adventure. We are only 64 miles to the coast , the weather is tempered by the coastal range between, so we live in a little banana belt that has very low humidity in the summer and only a frost or two in the winter. Our green season is from October to June, which takes some getting used to after living in Ohio.
We are blessed with fairly flat fields that produce nearly all of the hay we require. Most of our hay equipment came out of someone's fence row, and could win an ugly baler contest , but Marwood super tunes them up, and baled 6000 small squares the first year with only 3 missed knots, so he is quite the legend in the neighborhood.
Before in 2011
Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses Murray Grey Beef Cattle
Please feel free to come and visit, enjoy our Arabian horses as much as we do, take a hike along the creek or up the mountain , visit the many wineries in the area, or just sit and relax on the porch. We'd love to have you stop by.
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