Letter 7 ( 1 ) Kiowa Ranch was some fifteen miles from Frieda ' s and Goyen ' s houses , up in the mountains - elevation ... by Mabel Dodge : « Mabel Dodge had given her this great 300 acre ranch in return for the manuscript of Sons and Lovers . ... The rooster moved towards the pansies , tail feathers drooped and frayed .
After his schooling , Donat left the farm for three years to work on the railroad but would return regularly to help his family on ... man who entered him in various competitions and this wonderful rooster became the Champion Rooster of Alberta . ... In 1987 , they moved to their five acre mini - ranch in Winchester , California .