Building Sheep Wagons
is OUR passion
Each wagon is built from the ground up
First photo is Harvey Vader -Second Kim's Dad- Mom Pink and Bonnie Vader - Third is Aunt Gloria and Uncle Loren Vader
Harvey Vader is the father
of Orval Vader ( Kim’s dad) he came to
Idaho in 1903
And Started working with his cousin Roy Vader in 1914
Roy owned a large sheep ranch with thousands of sheep in Hagerman Idaho.
He helped in lambing, trailing sheep through Ketchum ID.
And became champion sheep sheer in state of Montana 6 years in a arrow .
Roy ‘s daughter Alice Vader married a Henslee and still today Alice son Jim Henslee wife Kathy and there two sons Mark and Mike have a sheep ranch in Hagerman Idaho.
Clyde Nieder is the father of Bonnie Vader
(Kim’s Mother) he was a sheep rancher in Eastern Idaho.
Clyde was proud of his herd and always purchased his bucks from
Dubois Idaho Sheep Station.
And in the spring he would move his sheep to summer range at Island Park & Big Springs, then back to Mud Lake.
Bonnie would set in the lambing sheds with her father watching and caring for them. ....
Clyde was so proud of his lambs and Bonnie so proud of her father.
Gloria’s father Ben Cenarrusa came to Idaho in 1917 at the age of 17, he was a sheepherder in Idaho.
He meet Gloria’s mother Mary Aspiasu at the Soloaga Shoshone Basque Boarding House. They were married in 1934.
Her father had 3 brothers
Pete Cenarrusa who moved to Richfield ID. Joe Cenarrusa who moved to Hailey ID. Immanuel Cenarrusa who stayed in Spain.
Her fathers family became big sheep ranchers in Carey Idaho.
Gloria's cousin Pete Cenarrusa was Secretary of State of Idaho.
He has done a lot to preserve the Basque history-language and culture in Idaho.
Kim & Kathy Vader
Kim's grandfather being an old time sheep sheerer and his wonderful Aunt Gloria being Basque and from a family of sheep herders, inspires him to build sheep wagons.
The family's history inspires him to keep the sheep camps and family traditions alive.
Kim has been a craftsman for the past 38 years
Kathy for past 36 years
Building and creating are their number one passion .
There Home is in Idaho.
Kim's Family has lived here since early 1900'S
We want to share that
our daughter in-law
Rebecca is now working with us
and has become passionate
about our sheep wagons