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Home on the Range

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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Jun. 17, 2011 10:26 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2011 6:10 am
It’s Monday again. I know this because my computer said so. Otherwise, it is just like every other day. We usually do a fairly decent job keeping track of the months though…usually.EmmaLouMae is looking pretty darn wide and it is now beyond any doubt that DollyMoo is also going to calve very… MORE
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Jun. 11, 2011 11:26 am 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011 3:28 pm
Following up on our post about making Mozzarella, I have to make note that we cannot have pizza everyday. It just wouldn’t be right. So, aside from using as a topping on Italian dishes, we need another outlet for our Mozzarella madness.The first step of this process, is to send your Guard… MORE
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Jun. 9, 2011 2:19 pm 
Updated: Jun. 16, 2011 6:55 pm
Living out here on the ranch there isn’t the competition for consumerism you might find in the city, but that doesn’t mean we don’t covet things.At the moment, I desperately want a cheese press and an electric butter churn, as I need to start making hard cheese and it’s a lot of work to clean… MORE
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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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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!
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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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