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May 2, 2012 3:44 pm 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 10:50 pm
I got daring and put 2 of the tomato seedlings in the ground yesterday. Then last night, I heard the overnight lows are going down to 31 at night. At least it’s only 2 of them. One of them was pretty withered this morning, while the other looked just fine. Go figure.I put the sheep, goats,… MORE
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Apr. 25, 2012 1:38 pm 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2012 12:54 pm
Without any warning, and certainly without permission, my back went into terrible spasms so I couldn’t get up for 3 days. It really put a cramp in my style, so to speak.While I was hurting, I had to cancel a doctor’s appt. (which was, ironically, for pain relief) and a shopping trip I was… MORE
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Apr. 22, 2012 10:43 am 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2012 11:25 am
I spend a good deal of time perusing the internet. There is a wealth of information out there to be had, as well as communities of people with common interests. There is just about every kind of community, or “board” you can imagine. Faith, Fashion, Food, Health, Animals, Lifestyles, Sports,… MORE
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Apr. 13, 2012 7:30 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 1:36 pm
We had a spell of unseasonably warm weather. It really went to my head. I was out in the yard, burning tumbleweeds, clearing out leaves, setting up the compost area and cultivating in the new garden. Randyman put a fence up around it with used post and rail fencing and some chicken wire will… MORE
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Apr. 10, 2012 1:09 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2012 8:59 am
Mr Cletapotamus, aka Cletus, is a very loving fellow. It is just his nature to get up and go touch noses and kiss every single critter on the ranch. This includes the cows, which usually clobber him for it, the sheep, who also clobber him for it, the calves, the lambs, who love it, the… MORE
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Apr. 7, 2012 12:14 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 2:25 pm
EmmaLou is looking more and more in a motherly way. She would be due about the middle of July if my dates are correct. I wasn’t actually present for the honeymoon, I have to go by the evidence that was put before me, such as that ‘happy glow’ on her face after Mr Miyagi started courting her,… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2012 10:57 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2012 8:20 am
Garden, Day Two Sorry folks, I didn't realize AR changed my formatting again.  I have no internet  now and have had none for a month so  I haven't been checking on things much.  Hope you all have a fine and happy Easter. -petey MORE
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Mar. 25, 2012 7:57 pm 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2012 11:33 am
A little reminiscing about last years garden, and working toward this year's.Gardening here starts late and the season is short so I have to start quite a few things indoors. The only place in the house that gets enough light to grow anything is the big window in the bathroom, above the clawleg… MORE
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Mar. 17, 2012 3:05 pm 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 8:21 am
We’ve had storms, followed by sunny days, followed by more storms. The barometer has been bouncing and it has definitely had an effect on me. I’ve been satisfied to spend more time inside the house doing less physical work than I usually am.Since we just got back from our quarterly shopping… MORE
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Mar. 9, 2012 4:56 pm 
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012 12:50 am
This is the month we do our quarterly shopping. Replenishing should not be as expensive as it usually is, however. We won’t be buying ANY dairy, now that I make all of our butter, sour cream, cream cheese and the like. Most of our money will be going to livestock feed. We will be needing salt… 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.
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
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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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