- Oringi rain gear - this rain gear from New Zealand is the best I've ever owned!
- Muck chore boots - neoprene boots that have good traction and keep my feet warm.
- Drew's linecutter boots - firefighting/logging boots that are custom-made, affordable (less than $300) and durable.
- Pendleton wool shirts - I have several shirts from my Dad and my uncle that are almost as old as I am.
- Filson wool coats and vests - I own 3 coats and 1 vest - they're great!
- Stafix and Speedrite fence energizers - very dependable in all situations!
- Premier all-positive electric net
- Premier neck crook - a new addition to our sheep equipment; this neck crook makes catching new lambs a cinch.
- Well-bred border collies - I couldn't raise sheep without them.
- Moore Maker pocket knives - a sharp knife is a good knife, and these hold their edge.
- Jonsered chainsaws - mine always starts!
- National Cattlemen's Beef Association pocket calendar - don't tell the cattlemen, but it works for sheep records, too!
- Cabela's merino wool socks
- Carhartt ridge coat - a good work jacket!
- Sunbody palm leaf hats - bald guys like me need a good hat!
- Key brand double front work pants - cheaper and more durable than Carhartts
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Stuff that works
I really like stuff that works, and I'm willing to pay more for things if I know that they work for my particular needs. Here's a list of stuff that works for me:
Nearly a decade ago, I had put myself on a path to become full-time sheep rancher. We had approximately 300 ewes with plans to grow a larger...
Reno came to us as a 6-month-old puppy from a goat producer above Nevada City in 2008. In his first several years with us, we wondered if ...
In mid October, some friends who graze their cattle in the mountains of western Lassen County (less than 200 miles from our home), became t...