We arrived just shortly after 10:30am on Sunday and even before we drove to the front door, my camera was already out capturing the breathtaking views. It was so worth the drive….about 2 hours from Bend and every bit of the trip had desert, rolling and grassy landscape that stretched for miles. The views of the wide open pastures, some hills and the mountains were wonderful….and as we arrived at Imperial Stock Ranch, I could only imagine what great treasures and beauty were awaiting! Our host, tour guide & owner Jeanne met us and showed us all around. We were able to pet the sheep and as they came out with bundling joy, the sight of them was precious. Rascal, was one in particular that came to see us and be petted…he was, as were the others, a love. The sheepdogs, CeeCee and Katie kept us company too. Our tour started where the wool was washed and hung. We then walked towards the barn and went inside where the saddles are kept, then moved on to where the sheep get sheared. This was a great area of the ranch and neat to still see wool on the floor. The pens they come through to get to the shearing area are long and narrow, but lovely as the wood is dark, rustic and charming. From there we walked along the property past a few of the places that the ranch hand’s live, along the beautiful tree-lined driveway and on to the historic building on the property known as Imperial Yarn. The yellow mansion is beautiful and has a great front porch. In it is a yarn store with colorful and hand-crafted yarn that is a knitter’s dream! The trip to this amazing and very lovable ranch was a true delight. Below are a few photos from that trip! Enjoy and please visit the link below to learn more about Imperial Stock Ranch and where you can purchase their products!
Imperial Stock Ranch