Butter Churn… Twenty-first century style!

Churn After spending the most of my years being comfortably ignorant of what goes into the food I eat. I am amazed how and what goes into making food. Just when I thought life held no more surprises - in comes BUTTER. Real butter not the store-bought slab of fat and chemicals. When I first … Continue reading Butter Churn… Twenty-first century style!

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Goodbye Bull, Hello Steer

Messy Do you ever wonder why some cattle (notice I didn't say COW) are born bulls? But are sold as steers? Last year was a learning curve for us AND the cattle. Do you know what happens when a "bull" becomes a "steer"? Well, wonder no more! But in an effort to keep this a … Continue reading Goodbye Bull, Hello Steer

And so the Grandma Cat told me…

Ok, I know I am way out of my depth out here with the cows, horses and let us not forget - the barn cats! When I got here about a year and a half ago they were concerned about the number of cats in the barn. It kept going down. Well, you know I … Continue reading And so the Grandma Cat told me…

Compost… it is not just shitty!!

OK, how many know what compost is? Yep, fertilizer. Packed with all sorts of nutrition from ..... (wait for it!!)... SHIT! Education never stops. I have learned more about shit than I ever wanted. For instance how many of you know that there are different kinds? from cows, horses and some sheep. from dogs, cats … Continue reading Compost… it is not just shitty!!

Cows GROSS content alert!!

Guess what I did this afternoon? I got a chance to witness the birth of the first of what we hope will be a long line of cows on Peter and John's ranch. First when Harvey (my brother and ranch manager) said that we had a heifer (first time mothers) that looked like her water … Continue reading Cows GROSS content alert!!

A girl has to have her priorities!

  My cousin, Virginia, lives in South Dakota. And I am hoping to head up her way, soon. Uncle Donnie is celebrating his 90th bday. I texted her to explain that my brother Harvey would in all likelihood not be able to come due to the cows coming into calving season. Not sure that is the … Continue reading A girl has to have her priorities!

Antiques and Junque

  Antiques and Junque My winter project. Trying to get ready for spring chickens. Who thinks I can actually do this, hold up your hands. You may not know but my hand is not UP!! If I get this done I want vacation in the Bahamas!! Right! Have chicken coop, need chickens! Have junque need … Continue reading Antiques and Junque