LaFour Ranch


Rural Nevada

Enjoying the very best of rural life, wonderful ranch neighbors, clean air and scenery associated with the nearby national forest


Our diversified ranch is located in the beautiful community called Paradise Valley.  It is located in northern Nevada, close to the Oregon and Idaho border.  The ranch overlooks Martin Creek as it flows out of the Santa Rosa Mts.   (more info)  The ranch enterprises are listed on the top banner. Both on-line inquiries and personal visits are welcome.  Presently registered Soay sheep are available. This is a family ranch operation expanding with each year.  The following pages will help to define and share the various ranch enterprises.  Every effort has been made to follow the philosophy and best management practices of such role models as Wendell Berry, Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin and other champions of sustainable agriculture. While this ranch is relatively small, there are 300,000 acres of national forest located outside our back gate.  The year-round creek, flowing next to the property provides both scenery and vitality to this valley community.  From big horn sheep, to mountain lions, to wild turkeys, to deer and antelope this bucolic setting has much to offer both residents and visitors alike.  Come see us some time soon.


A Warm Welcome

Owner: Daryl Riersgard      (phone) 775-578-0096    (e-mail)

(mailing address) P.O. Box 36, Paradise Valley, NV. 89426

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Also, check the new web site ( This site is limited to those British Soay breeders that honoring the original breed lines, the RBST registration process and generally promoting the welfare of this ancient treasure.

Quote from Wendell Berry:  “A community economy is not an economy in which well-placed persons can make a ‘killing’.  It is an economy whose aim is generosity and a well-distributed and safeguarded abundance”.

Quote from John Ikerd:  “ A nation that can’t feed itself is no more secure than a nation that can’t defend itself”.

(also)  “The future of humanity in these uncertain times depends on the thoughtful, caring and committed people who choose to live and work on family farms (and ranches)”.

Spring of 2011, with record breaking snow pack.  The watershed is the best since 1983/84.  Photo shot from Sperry Lane (off the Duane Boggio ranch).

The above and below photos are ranch house shots from my telephoto lens.  Photo date was 24 June 2011.  The snow capped mountains are still producing watershed even by early summer.  Water everwhere (for 2011). Different story in 2012.