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Oct. 6, 2011 3:08 pm 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 7:30 am
I woke up still a little sleepy. You know how your eyes can be kind of blurry and you don’t really pay much attention to detail? It was that kind of morning.I went out to let in EmmaLou so I could give her breakfast and noticed the hawk was still hanging around, so I needed to put more chicken… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2011 12:39 pm 
Updated: Oct. 12, 2011 3:10 pm
Things have been cooling off considerably. Fall is in the air. Emma Lou has a new suitor. The boss sent an AkaUshi bull over for her, whom we named Mr Miyagi. He was a one night stand. He courted her, piqued her interest and when the sun came up, he was gone. I am sure this did nothing for… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 22, 2011 10:15 am 
Updated: Sep. 29, 2011 3:26 pm
Due to advancing age, illness, lots of orphan calves, goats, sheep and the daily  mundane chores of laundry, meals and housecleaning, I have been able to do very little riding this year. I had a very good day, however. My chores were mostly done, things were pretty organized in the… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 15, 2011 3:02 pm 
Updated: Sep. 22, 2011 7:51 pm
Cletus, who answers to the name 'Potamus', has claustrophobia. He is 110 lb of quivering white fur when it comes to going through a doorway. It took some real creativity to get him inside of a 4-horse stocktrailer when we had to take him to the vet. He won’t even step inside the workshop… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 6, 2011 7:14 am 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2011 2:59 pm
In case I haven’t mentioned it, my Randyman is also a very handy man. He is also a genius. He can do, fix and make anything. We had a little work day this week and it just really awakened me to how much can be accomplished with a little team work.I have lots and lots of electric fence up, to… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 1, 2011 3:21 pm 
Updated: Sep. 8, 2011 8:12 pm
This was our first year to raise meat chickens. I have had chickens for years, enough to be too spoiled to eat commercial eggs. Fresh eggs from home raised chickens have a dark orange yolk that stands up and doesn’t break easily, the whites are not runny or watery, and the flavor is… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 31, 2011 7:41 am 
Updated: Sep. 2, 2011 2:23 pm
l American Girl Next Door photo by Kim StoneMy days have been pretty long here, since Dolly died. I spend a lot of time fussing and worrying over EmmaLou Moo and watching chickens. I've pretty much been in a blue funk lately. The good news is, I know from past experience that having a cause… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 21, 2011 4:48 pm 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2011 9:04 am
I stepped outside today for a break. I have been furiously keeping myself busy, trying to avoid the grief that threatens to intrude on my days and overcomes me in my sleep. I need respite. I need sanctuary.The chicks are industriously pecking around, treating themselves to bugs and green grass.… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2011 5:44 pm 
Updated: Aug. 27, 2011 10:38 am
We processed the meaties and took all the lambs to the sale, as I cannot shear them, so we have made the decision to find some lower maintenance Katahdin hair sheep. We shipped the goat kids as well, since they are so hard to fence in and were always breaking into everything and generally… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 9, 2011 4:19 pm 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2011 6:57 am
Daytime is idyllic here. The sun shines, the hummingbirds swoop under the eave of the backporch mobbing their feeder, the chickens happily scratch around, eating greens and bugs off the flowers and lawns and I marvel at the color palate and textures we have to experience in this world as my… MORE
 
 
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petey

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

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Jan. 2007

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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/
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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