One of the main reasons that we chose to live on a ranch was family. Well actually Gareth was the only one who really chose to live on the ranch to begin with. Millie was born into a fourth generation California farm family and wanted to leave ranching but boomeranged back. In fact she swore she would never marry a rancher but life has a way of getting the last laugh.
The Scott River Ranch borders on Millie’s family ranch where her parents live, Keith and Harrie Whipple. Gareth’s mother Nancy also lives on the ranch across the street and keeps coaxing all the animals over with biscuits for the dogs and treats for the chickens.
Between them, Gareth and Millie have five children Amanda, Ian, Alexis, Hillary, and Emilie. The canine members of the family are: Boomer, Shep, Fudge, and of course Suki. The cats include Spotty (our Zen kitty couch potato), Jelly, Tiberius, and Tuxedo Joe. Add to this mixture, all the sheep, lambs, chickens, horses, and cattle, and it stays very lively around here, not too mention noisy at times.
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