Posts By: Nicole Smith

Crazy August 2019

It has been an interesting month for sure. At the beginning of the month, Shepherd experienced a hail storm unlike anyone has ever seen. Gusts with 75 mph winds plus golf size to softball size hail definitely put a dent in our work- literally! We had a set back with work to clean up the damage, so that’s been the majority of the past month.

Here’s how big the hail got around our home. I know that it got much bigger in surrounding areas, but it still caused damage.

We finished up our second cutting of alfalfa hay.

We are also preparing for the cooler season by getting in more firewood- mainly pine. Here’s what one load looks like, but we are expecting several more in the coming weeks. We will have lots!


Hot Past July

It sure has gotten hot the past few weeks, but we have still been working hard on ground maintenance and a few home projects, along with getting hay up and shipped.

One of our home projects was starting our garden this year. Here is a before picture (Lydia is holding a worm- Mom’s preventing her from putting it in her mouth):

And look at it now!

We have corn, cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, spaghetti squash, beans, strawberries, and pumpkin. I think they’re doing well for our first year!

This is an example of our pickings- Lydia is eating the strawberry and the cabbage is pretty big.

This is a flower bed we put in as well. I love the colors!

One day as Josh was out irrigating, he found a huge carp to bring home. Lydia wasn’t too impressed with it- probably because it was nearly as big as she was! 🙂

More adventures to come in August!



Summer start


One property also added a cool fountain to their bed- check out the progression!

This is what it looked like before any work began.

This was the first part of putting down concrete into 2 portions- one for the fountain and the other to the flower bed.

This was the final product! After the concrete work, they worked on electricity to get the fountain going, set the fountain portion in, then finish with planting, irrigation to water everything, and mulch as a final touch. Doesn’t it look so good?!

Spring is Here!

The tulips are sprouting!

April 8, 2019

I think it’s safe to say that things are finally thawed out for the year. It sure was cold this past winter! Consistent negative degree weather with strong winds isn’t my ideal kind of winter.


As a follow up, Lydia is a year old! It’s nearly impossible to believe a year has already gone by so quickly. She is walking- nearly running! -and still loves to smile, lighting up the room. We love her more than we thought imaginable.



New Adventures!

Well, it’s been a while since we last made a post concerning our business ventures- it’s long overdue! First and most importantly is the newest addition to our family: Lydia was born mid April and brings smiles wherever she goes!

S6 Enterprises has been busy this summer; with more changes being made to the business. We are now branching out (pun intended) 🙂 to additional services encompassing membership opportunities.

These memberships are designed to build lasting relationships with our customers and, to help in a long term plan of maintaining and perfecting the overall property.

Along with starting these membership offers and keeping up with all of that work, it has been a busy season on the farm: irrigating, cutting and baling hay, checking calves, starting an in-house nursery, and repairing and maintaining a lot of equipment! 



Calving Time on the Farm

Well, it is that time of the year again- Calving season has begun once again! It started a little earlier than expected- during the snowy final weeks of February- making it more of a challenge to keep the calves healthy and well. As Billings Gazette wrote, this year has been the largest accumulation of snowfall we have gotten in the past 40 years and now it’s beginning to melt. Spring is on its way. It couldn’t come any faster 🙂

We have had several cows have their babies, but we are expecting the rest to come throughout the rest of March and the start of April. Other than a few minor problems from February weather, the calves have been doing well. We just hope that the nice weather continues so the rest of the season continues as a breeze.

Due to all the melt off of snow, the creeks are rising fast!