Yesterday we through some ice in the cooler and took a drive out to Dunhill Ranch located south of Magdalena, NM. It is about an hour’s drive northwest of the Bosque in the high desert in the middle of nowhere. We took the drive to pick up some all natural, grass-fed lamb that Kay had ordered shortly after we arrived here at the refuge.
We had received some of their lamb the last time we were working at the Bosque as a Christmas present from Kay’s daughter Dana, and found it to be most excellent indeed. The owner, by the name of Peter, met us at his house and gave us a tour of his operation. Here is Peter outside the corral:
Dunhill Ranch raises Katahdin sheep which are very well suited to the high New Mexican desert. Daughter Dana and family who run Lazy Pigg Farm in Ferrum, VA also have Katahdin sheep. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
The dogs in the last photo are both working dogs. The large white one is a guard dog…an Great Pyrenees.
We spent about an hour or so talking about sheep and sheep related issues; then walked back to the ranch house to pick up our order… spying this lone tarantula along the way
We paid Peter and thanked him for the tour, threw the lamb in the cooler, and headed home to the Bosque Del Apache.