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Home on the Range

Feb. 23, 2012 8:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 26, 2012 3:54 pm
The sky is painted in shades of silver, grey and cream, and the shadows of the clouds throw a purple cast upon the mountains which lay on the far side of the valley. The top of the large fault block to the west shimmers white with new snow and deep blue crevasses, the peak pushing up out of… MORE
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Feb. 18, 2012 11:25 am 
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012 5:35 pm
There was once a time in my life, when I constantly moved furniture. Everything would feel homey and inviting until one day I was sure it all needed to be rearranged and after a back-wrenching day I would fall back, satisfied and watch as the family staggered and groped their way through the… MORE
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Feb. 13, 2012 1:08 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2012 10:58 am
It’s winter again and that means Randyman is brushbeating and mowing down sagebrush. So much of the ranch has been lost to sagebrush in the last 50 years, its remarkable. The fields he has already finished now have lots of grass and feed for the cows, deer and antelope, and some of the… MORE
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Feb. 9, 2012 12:14 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 5:03 am
In spite of some pain I have been living with lately, its been a good week. Our fruit trees and the grapevine I ordered arrived and  Randyman got them planted. I am really looking forward to the garden this year. I got the trees roped off so the pups cannot break them off at the base, like… MORE
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Feb. 1, 2012 3:58 pm 
Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 5:37 am
I find Cletapotamus' sophistication astounding.He is a never ending source of entertainment, as well as an incredible Livestock Guardian. This is his "Superdog" pose. All he lacks is a cape, a phone booth and the ability to become airborne.I don’t know if its because it’s winter or if it’s… MORE
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Jan. 25, 2012 12:08 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2012 4:19 am
Check out the cream line on these jars of milk. EmmaLouMoo is not ALWAYS this generous, but I do get a half gallon of heavy cream from her every day.As I bump along in my life, it occurs to me how much nicer a lot of homemade products are and how expensive it is to buy them. I can’t help… MORE
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Jan. 22, 2012 9:02 am 
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 6:02 pm
Our visiting friend, the chef, invited some of his friends from the other side of Oregon to come and hunt with him this weekend. The night before they came, he was showing me how to work with recipes using homemade butter, as it behaves differently than commercial butter when baking, as… MORE
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Jan. 17, 2012 3:25 pm 
Updated: Jan. 19, 2012 8:43 am
In these days of a failing economy and few jobs, American families have been told they must ‘tighten their belts’...ponder where THAT saying came about...I’d say it has everything to do with going hungry. It’s a little offensive to think someone could flippantly tell someone to be ok with… MORE
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Jan. 14, 2012 7:31 pm 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012 12:33 am
We no longer have a 6-pack of sheep.One of my little DorperX ewes lambed early this morning. I had just separated her finally, last nite, so either she was holding out, or I did it just in the nick of time.We were in eating breakfast,which our friend the chef, fixed for us. We are going into… MORE
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Jan. 10, 2012 4:00 am 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2012 2:34 am
Its that time of year to begin planning next year’s garden. There is a lot to it, as I have moved everything and need to fence the chickens out. After two very cold, wet summers, I am going to try putting up some row covers to keep things warm so maybe I won’t have crop failures this year. I… MORE
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Kids are raised, we are ranchhands on a 250,000 acre working cattle ranch 110 miles from the nearest small town, so we raise a lot of our own food, vegetables, fruits, milk,eggs and meat. Love riding and working cattle, but find myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen, and the garden. forpeteysake.blogspot.com http://throughthedarkestvalleys.blogspot.com/
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Having 2 Jersey cows as well as milk goats, playing with fresh milk is a hobby, making our own butter, yogurt, sour cream, cheeses, soap and all the other great stuff you can do with fresh raw milk.
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Homemade from scratch...anything! All traditions are sort of gone by the wayside, as we live so far from family now
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Most things from this site, this has been the best thing the internet has had to offer!
My cooking tragedies
A layered Jello dessert...the middle layer never set, so it did the 'ooze-wiggle'...and...well..I liquified a couple of chickens on 2 different occasions, turning them into a black gel. Moral of that story is, don't start cooking then go clean barns!...and there was the time that my kids were helping me make Thanksgiving dinner and SOMEbody (who resembled my youngest son) forgot to put the sugar in the pie!!!
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