Last week was our most exciting week so far on the ranch. We are thrilled to announce that all the hard work we’ve done (so far) preparing the place has paid off: we have brought home our first two rescue horses!
We are excited to announce Cornstock, a charity music festival that will benefit Achaius Ranch! We hope you’ll mark your calendars now and come join us on October 1st!
An Excellent Farrier
Recently our farrier surprised us with a very generous offer to provide his services to our rescue horses free of charge! This is a very big deal because taking good care of a horse’s feet is not only crucial to its overall health, but paying for simply the most basic of farrier services constitutes approximately […]
Spring on the Ranch
by Nicole Wilson This has been quite a journey so far, and it’s just the beginning! Right now our focus has been on getting the ranch ready to bring our first rescue horses to. This has been a challenge for me, because I’m pretty much in charge of the physical aspects of the ranch, and […]
Better fences update
by Elisha McCulloh It’s a rainy morning at the ranch; perfect weather for taking a break from all the hard work outside and sharing the progress we’ve made on the fence project.
Hopes and Fears
by Elisha McCulloh It’s all new: this ranch, this ministry, this blog, this stage of my life. New to me and new to my family. New for our community, to the people I know and the people yet to be known. Exciting, challenging, sometimes frustrating, a bit frightening, frequently humbling, and definitely an opportunity for […]
Work Day 4/30/11
by Elisha McCulloh Twenty-eight people, ages one through 78, participated in a fun, productive work day at the ranch on Saturday. We are greatly encouraged by all that was accomplished in just eight hours! The ranch is truly starting to take shape with the help of those who are joining us on this journey. A […]
Testing the Soil
written by Nicole Wilson One of the many things that we’ve been doing to get the ranch property ready for rescue horses is testing the soil. The purpose of soil testing is to figure out what nutrients are lacking in the soil, so that we can fertilize the pastures with those nutrients in order to […]
Building Better Fences
by Elisha McCulloh Better fences are said to make better neighbors, which may be true and we certainly strive to be good neighbors, but our primary motivation for replacing all the Achaius Ranch fences are safety, functionality, and aesthetics. The ranch currently has three pastures of varying sizes. The front pasture is about two acres. […]