Home on the Range Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2010)

Home on the Range

Nov. 30, 2010 5:09 am 
Updated: Dec. 5, 2010 5:25 pm
Its nearly time for our quarterly shopping trip. This time with limited funds, due to a recent visit to California family. Its cold, in the 20's and when the wind blows the chill factor is sub zero. Our heater is in Boise, being repaired so its a tad chilly inside the little rock house here at… MORE
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Nov. 12, 2010 6:56 am 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2010 6:51 am
It’s been a busy week, here at the ranch. Processing is in full swing and the days are COLD and frosty. Everyone is clad in longjohns, silk scarves, gloves and heavy coats. The ground crew is trying to keep warm, but the vet that is here has one arm exposed as he has to preg check all 4000 MORE
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Nov. 11, 2010 5:51 pm 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2010 1:09 am
Thanksgiving will be really special this year, and we started early. They have been processing the cows down at the chutes, and as sometimes happens, one of them flipped herself over and was caught and wedged upside-down. Trying to steady her, one of the triplets reached in MORE
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Nov. 7, 2010 11:42 am 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2010 6:12 pm
I guess it is a matter of perspective.  Some people ask us, “How do you do it? Being so far from “civilization” with no Walmart, no Lowe’s, no fast food?” Living 5 hours from grocery shopping is, to me, a blessing. I remember living in the city, and swinging thru th MORE
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Nov. 5, 2010 9:58 pm 
Updated: Nov. 11, 2010 2:53 pm
A Little Break There was fog in the valley this morning. That is a rare occurrence. Things are a little crazy right now. I need to have Christmas presents finished and 100 bars of soap wrapped and ready to deliver before Thanksgiving this year. Processing of the cows starts… 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.
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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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