October 24, 2018

Into the Grasslands

  This short film was made in 30 hours from story introduction to final project by seven kids age 9-16. Join them on an amazing journey through the history of Imperial Stock Ranch, complete with storytelling and beautiful imagery captured by these youth.  They did it all, from the concept and design of interview, to […]

September 22, 2016

Imperial Stock Ranch’s Jeanne Carver Leads the Way with RWS

Jeanne Carver of the Imperial Stock Ranch and Steve Osguthorpe of Red Pine Land and Livestock Company in Utah have been working hard to help create and shape a Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for American Wool producers.  They are hopeful that this effort will result in a greater market share for American wool.  Click here […]

May 3, 2016

Traceable and Responsible

Dear Friends, Sometimes new work just shows up in your life, without warning.  And it brings new relationships, which turn out to be the best part.   I got a phone call last August, which has led us down a new path.  It’s actually an affirmation of a path we were already on, but with more […]

April 15, 2016

Surreal Sunset

Dear Friends, I find it exciting that wool is making a comeback in the marketplace.  In publications everywhere I look, I see wool featured.  We are receiving more and more inquiries from people moving away from synthetics and back to natural fibers.  It shouldn’t be a surprise, since wool has been providing man with survival […]

March 17, 2016

Where did winter go?

Dear Friends, I started a letter to you in January, and it went: It’s that time of year!  If you love to sled, ski, snowboard, or just play in the snow in general, you’re in heaven!  I guess us ranchers are in heaven too, because we’re sure grateful for the snow and moisture.  Only we […]

November 12, 2015

Full Circle

Dear Friends, Halloween may be “black magic,” but the real magic is in the beautiful fall itself. This is such an inspiring time of year. The brilliant colors of fall and light you could never create. You walk out the door, breathe deep and try to decide which incredible adventure to have next! One I […]

October 15, 2015

Shabby Fences

Dear Friends, We had just a bit of slack time around here between harvest and the coming fall seeding and roundup activities, so the boys worked in “fix up” chores here at the headquarters. They’ve been replacing broken or weak boards on the old fences and corrals, repairing gates, fabricating new parts and hanging the […]

September 21, 2015

When the Works All Done This Fall

Dear Friends, There’s magic in that phrase! Someone was asking about our schedule the other day, and I thought for a minute and said, “We can probably make that work, when the work’s all done this fall.” As soon as I said it, I realized they would not know what I was talking about! “When […]

August 1, 2015


Dear Friends, One thing we live with this time of year in our dry desert country, is the fear of fire. And fear is the right choice of words. For the last several years, we have fought fire, but not on our property. The last fire that burned on us was four years ago, when […]

July 14, 2015

Riding the Circle

Dear Friends, I was talking with someone the other day, who mentioned “riding the circle.”  That phrase transported me so quickly to a place I love — in the saddle, and so much more.  When livestock are gathered over a big stretch of country, you make a big sweep, like riding a circle.  And someone […]

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