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Aug. 6, 2011 3:04 pm 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 5:01 pm
After nursing the entire neighborhood, Dolly lost ALL her weight and developed a metabolic disorder known as Ketosis. The body quits using available food for energy and starts to burn body fat as an energy source. (Think Atkins) This is NOT okay for a dairy cow!! They stop eating and… MORE
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Aug. 3, 2011 10:49 am 
Updated: Aug. 9, 2011 9:12 am
We had heavy thunderstorms all afternoon and evening. The next morning the sun rose bright and every color seemed more intense. It was humid, but the flowers all seemed more brilliant and cheerful than usual. Maybe that is what ‘woke up’ the chickens. All summer they have had their little… MORE
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Jul. 28, 2011 2:35 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2011 2:36 pm
The last of the visiting little people finally came to see us.This little people is very special to us and her name is Abby.When they first arrived, Abby rode into the pasture full of critters on her Daddy’s shoulders. The goats, sheep and calves mobbed them and Abby was saying, with great… MORE
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Jul. 23, 2011 9:22 pm 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2011 1:26 pm
It was time for our quarterly trip to the grocery store, so we hooked up the horsetrailer (we buy a LOT of food every 3 months) and went to bed early. Out of bed and on the road before dawn to make the 4 ½ hour trek to town. Sadly, my Ipod went down, so there was no book-tape to listen to… MORE
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Jul. 15, 2011 5:18 pm 
Updated: Jul. 20, 2011 9:28 pm
One Mo is a week old now. We have been trying to get both the Jersey cows to accept a leppie or two, to insure they are adequately milked on the days we have to go to town to buy groceries, see doctors, or whatever. As any trip off the ranch takes hours of driving we are usually gone from… MORE
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Jul. 10, 2011 8:50 pm 
Updated: Aug. 1, 2011 11:58 am
Night diving is not my forte’. The ocean is dark enough in California with a mere 30’ of visibility underwater on a GOOD day. I like to know what is swimming next to me, or more importantly, behind me, if at all possible. We did carry underwater flashlights, but honestly the only thing it… MORE
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Jul. 8, 2011 11:13 am 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011 12:35 pm
One of my favorite cow-gifts is butter. The politically correct “eat engineered food” crowd has viciously slandered butter. The misconception that it is unhealthy (most anything can be unhealthy if not taken in moderation) is false. Real butter is rich in vitamin A, and D, E and K2. Real… MORE
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Jul. 7, 2011 10:16 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2011 10:05 pm
It was a warm, warm, very warm day today. DollyMooD looked very warm. Her due date to calve isn’t until the 17th of July, but she typically goes early. I checked on her this morning and there were some major changes from yesterday. Her ‘pins’ are very relaxed and she is looking slab sided.The… MORE
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Jul. 1, 2011 4:59 pm 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2011 4:26 pm
This year we have had baby goats, baby lambs, and the usual baby calves, so, naturally it was time for our first visit this year from the little people.The little people arrived late at nite after a very long, very, very long drive. About 14 hours and for little people, that is a lifetime.… MORE
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Jun. 22, 2011 3:27 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2011 4:05 pm
Many years ago, I took up a hobby that was rather out of character for me.It was important to do something dramatic in my life. The most dramatic action I could think of would be either skydiving, or scuba diving. Considering both airplanes and the ocean terrify me, I managed to make the… 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/
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
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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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