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Feb. 25, 2013 10:22 am 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2013 5:28 am
This winter has kept me trapped inside quite a bit. Things are thawing out, the ice is slowly melting away, the sheep are lambing and I'm able to escape out the back door for a little bit now and again. Tuesday Rosemary was looking lamby, the top of her hips looking a bit peaked and she had… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 19, 2013 3:57 pm 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2013 6:49 pm
The haystack has been rapidly disappearing and it will be months yet, before there will be feed in the pastures. I made calls but got no answers and finally emailed our boss wife’s folks in Idaho. Her dad is a farmer and I thought maybe they might know of some hay for sale. His wife emailed… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 16, 2013 4:48 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2013 5:08 pm
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matt 5:3Lately it seems turmeric tabs have really been helping me. I still had a little flare when the last storm hit but nothing like I usually experience and certainly nothing close to what I went through in December and… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 12, 2013 11:35 am 
Updated: Mar. 28, 2013 1:11 pm
We made an extra trip into town to pick up another freezer. There was no one to milk for me as I have weaned Sushi, for all intents and purposes, so it had to be a quick trip in order for us to get home at night in time to milk EmmaLouMoo. That is an interesting undertaking when 8 hours of… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 9, 2013 4:47 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2013 12:04 pm
You were my first love and my hero. You were always bigger than life. When I was small you carried me on your shoulders and I felt safe from the world. Each night I would climb in your lap while my sister had the place of honor at your feet. It wasn’t until I met Jesus, years later, I would… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 5, 2013 7:29 am 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 8:14 pm
I woke up in the middle of the night. There is enough of a moon to cast light outside and snow is falling softly in a silent world. Cletus is cuddled up in the shelter with the sheep while Bruno keeps watch from inside the ‘jump’ barrel. Emma is tucked in her shelter as the snow builds up… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2013 10:23 am 
Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 4:43 pm
"Valleys" is a blog for those who suffer from, or know someone with chronic pain or disabling disease. It's just a blog of my own journey, both different and separate from my Range to Range blog. Because I have had so much response to it on it's regular website, I decided to post here as… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 26, 2013 7:00 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2013 3:12 am
We’ve been home for over a week now. I miss the kids and try to relive the feel of little hands, kisses and hugs and the smell of sweet baby skin. It was so good to feel welcome and the moments we had were precious and few, but here we are again.It has remained bitterly cold. Our friend Afif… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 25, 2013 10:46 am 
Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 3:10 am
It was time for our annual trek to Southern Calif to see our loved ones. Trying to get all the critters set up, give directions on feeding and watering EmmaLou, Sushi, the sheep and Mister to our nephew and instruction on feeding Cider, Scottie, the Polarbears and chickens to our guest, pack… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 7, 2013 12:57 pm 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 1:27 pm
Winter gained momentum after Christmas. The temperatures here dropped, frequently falling below 0 at night and rarely rising above the teens by day. It snowed several times, leaving a good crunchy base below our feet and tires. There are heaters in every trough, making sure the animals will… MORE
 
 
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petey

Home Town
Tehachapi, California, USA
Living In
Princeton, Oregon, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2007

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Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Knitting, Gardening, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books

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About Me
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/
My favorite things to cook
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.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade from scratch...anything! All traditions are sort of gone by the wayside, as we live so far from family now
My cooking triumphs
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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