Known as Solan Livestock, the family still trails thousands of sheep 600 miles annually, across Idaho range land. His bands run from the Birds of Prey near Kuna, to the high mountains above Brundadge Ski Resort in McCall.
In an interview with Farm Bureau in 2013 at the annual Shearing of the Sheep, Soulen’s love for sheep and ranching was obvious. “I love the sound of them. You know their talking now, they want to eat right now. They're all blattan back there because they haven't been fed. These we curled and put under cover last night so we can start shearing on this morning. I don't know how many marches you've been through this, but you know, this is a special time of year.
The shearing versus the harvest. The lambs bring more money than the wool does but this is a very important product.