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Jul. 18, 2012 3:53 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2012 1:21 am
It's so neat to see and smell things through the eyes of the little people. They are still so full of life and joy and inquisitiveness. Once again, we were graced with visitors, of the small and innocent persuasion. Following their travels around California and Oregon visiting family, our young… MORE
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Jul. 2, 2012 4:17 pm 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2012 7:06 pm
We are finally getting into the swing of summer. The days are mostly warm now and some of my flowers are blooming. The corn, tomatoes, squash, peas, beans and carrots are up and I am looking forward to the harvest already.Each morning brings pretty much the same, I warm up goat milk for… MORE
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Jun. 27, 2012 3:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012 8:13 am
This is our little beauty. She is an absolute delight.I am really excited to report that my son Cody came to see us and brought our 4 year old Abby. After 16 hours on the road, they pulled in at 9:30 at night and little Abby said “Grammy, we brung you your horse! ” She was very proud of… MORE
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Jun. 14, 2012 7:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 10:25 pm
Whoever said “It’s a dog’s life” didn’t know Cider. His enthusiasm for all things gets him in a heap of trouble sometimes. Baby animals are there to be licked, loved on and flea bitten until they fall over, start screaming or someone comes to their rescue. All things able to be carried in a… MORE
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Jun. 9, 2012 10:31 am 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2012 6:35 pm
Miss Scarlett has gotten rather wide.Animals have their own way of communicating. Often, they speak with their posture, tails, or facial expressions.This face says “Does this collar make me look fat?”Last nite Scarlett’s ligaments were pretty much mush. I knew she was going to have her kids… MORE
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Jun. 6, 2012 10:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 10:18 pm
Last year, when Prissy had her first set of triplets, she immediately rejected them. I had to hand milk her twice a day to feed them. Priss was never good to milk. I spent hours, days, weeks with bloody knuckles, milk dripping from my hair, my chin, my arms, trying everything from crooning to… MORE
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May 30, 2012 9:12 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 10:31 pm
So, the big ranch party has begun and goes through Sunday to celebrate the ranch triplets graduating from High School. Much work has been done to spruce up the ranch and make ready. There are hundreds of hamburger patties made up, a new and improved BBQ to grill them on, campsites have been… MORE
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May 26, 2012 2:40 pm 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2012 9:51 am
It’s gonna be a challenging week. Everyone is pitching in trying to get the ranch ready for the big party. Hundreds of people are expected to show up. I need to get my house squeaky clean as well, because the ranch patriarch will be here and likes to take a little tour through all of the… MORE
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May 17, 2012 10:32 am 
Updated: May 22, 2012 12:52 pm
My recent days have been spent hoeing and spraying weeds, taking care of critters and making soap and packing and shipping orders. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visited my handmade soaps page and those who have ordered. I am so pleased and hope you will be… MORE
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May 12, 2012 11:51 am 
Updated: May 16, 2012 10:54 am
These are exciting days on the ranch. There are more warm days than cold, even though there was a lot of snowfall on the Steens this week. The grass is starting to grow and I was able to put in some of my landscaping, another step towards finishing my ‘dream backyard’.With 3 different arches… 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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