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Male turkeys at Six Sigma Ranch
Exposed – the Secret Life of Turkeys
By Else Ahlmann 15 November 2016 3

Turkeys are shy and elusive birds. If you want to get a close-up look, you need to be in the right spot before sunup, dressed in camouflage and with hands and face covered. By ...

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Bear chases small dog at Six Sigma Ranch
Bear Rules – DO’s and DON’T’s
By Else Ahlmann 8 February 2013 0

It is a rare occasion to see a black bear at Six Sigma Ranch, even if their paw prints are very common on the roads. However, on January 30, 2013, Christian and Maggie the ...

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Redtail Hawk at Six Sigma Ranch
There is more than one way to ostracize a ground squirrel
By Christian Ahlmann 7 April 2011 4

One advantage of planting a vineyard out in the sticks (and on a mountain) is that nature helps manage it.  The trees provide habitat for beneficial birds and bugs, includ ...

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Barn owl at Six Sigma Ranch
An unexpected visitor
By Else Ahlmann 16 September 2009 0

As usual, harvest is an exciting time of the year, and since our winery sits on a 4,300-acre ranch, some days bring even more thrill than we planned for. We still talk about t ...

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