Home on the Range Blog at Allrecipes.com (3/2011)

Home on the Range

Mar. 29, 2011 5:37 pm 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2011 4:51 pm
Spring might actually show up one of these days, so I have been trying to turn my attention to the house, in my “spare time”. Being on a ranch, the closest pavement is about 40 or so miles away, and the dust is pretty much constant here. Lack of humidity causes wood to dry out and crack. Once MORE
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Mar. 26, 2011 5:34 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2011 11:50 am
  Well, it snowed again today. It’s beginning to wear on my nerves, and the groundhog gets to enjoy the same status as Al Gore and his own poor predictions. Meanwhile, life goes on. The goats have to be milked twice a day, the lambs have to be fed and doctored, the chicks in the hou MORE
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Mar. 23, 2011 2:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 25, 2011 5:45 am
  Yesterday brought another trip to the doctor in town and of course, we can’t just waste a whole day and all that fuel for just one thing, so we picked up 5 little day-old bummer (orphan) lambs. They look pretty rough, as their mothers were undernourished due to the bad weather destro MORE
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Mar. 19, 2011 5:40 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2011 9:48 am
It’s official. I am grounded and afoot, not going to Cow Camp. I woke up for the 8th day in a row with a throat that’s on fire and a head that echoes. I deferred to my better judgment and chose NOT to go gallivanting across the desert in sub freezing temperatures looking for cows for MORE
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Mar. 17, 2011 1:55 pm 
Updated: Mar. 19, 2011 4:10 pm
  The ranch vet showed up 2 days before the day we expected to leave for Cow Camp, so plans were put on hold while 1900 calves were processed and heifers bangs-vaccinated and tagged. A compromised immune system and a bug bite while taking Randyman in to emergency in Feb. resulted in MORE
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Mar. 12, 2011 5:17 pm 
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011 4:52 am
First day of Cow Camp starts this year on St Paddy’s Day. About 15 of us will head 2 ½ hours out onto the desert to gather over 1000 head of cattle and bring them back to the main ranch. It takes a week to ten days to do so, as they are spread out over 150,000 acres.   We take a MORE
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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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