Home on the Range Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2010)

Home on the Range

 
Dec. 31, 2010 1:39 pm 
Updated: Jan. 7, 2011 9:29 pm
Christmas is past, our company has begun the long trip home. We are having popcorn for dinner, as we overdosed on good food. I think this is a fabulous idea for two reasons…#1 no dishes #2 Randyman is the popcorn chef in the house. It was slightly above freezing today and the snow wa MORE
 
 
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Dec. 29, 2010 8:38 am 
Updated: Jan. 5, 2011 2:14 pm
Typically, we spend the Christmas holidays alone, as the ranch family goes skiing and the crew all leave to visit family. Feeding cows and calves and the rest of the ranch chores fall on Randyman and I cheer him on as he goes out into the bitter cold weather, driving tractor and feedwagon MORE
 
 
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Dec. 21, 2010 2:26 pm 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2010 7:20 pm
The moonrise was fantastic here last nite. We made an extra trip yesterday, to pick up parts and a few things at the drugstore in Burns. That is the closest town to us, and is only 110 miles away, but it took nearly 3 hours to get there because of all the snow. We left in the morning and MORE
 
 
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Dec. 17, 2010 1:19 am 
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010 3:38 pm
December Shopping Trip   It was time to replenish supplies and because the only other person able to care for our animals in our absence was leaving for a month to visit family and we wanted to avoid the Christmas rush, we headed out on the 4 ½ hr trip to town. Randyman hooked… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 12, 2010 6:33 am 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010 6:38 am
The snow has turned to mud. Dolly managed to get her blanket twisted and stuck a leg through it, wadding it all up on top of her and making it hard for her to walk or lift her head. Trotting out there, I unbuckled the back straps and the belly-band, and as I picked up her foot, she ya MORE
 
 
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Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 am 
Updated: Dec. 11, 2010 1:22 am
This post is not publishing correctly here, so I am providing the link. http://forpeteysake.blogspot.com/ MORE
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2010 6:12 pm 
Updated: Dec. 8, 2010 5:03 am
The snow was melting off into mud yesterday, so I moved goats, orphan calves, sheep and my 3 weaned calves, which I had to locate out of a small herd of 350 other weanlings. We almost finished making a new shelter for the trio, but ran out of time, as one of the ranch hands working th MORE
 
 
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petey

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

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Jan. 2007

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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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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