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

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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!!

Seed house underway!! It only took two years!!

  Yes, we have the lumber! Yes, we have the land! Yes we have the tools... for me anyway. A chair and a measuring stick. I get to set and watch the really big tools work. I get to measure how deep to put the posts into the ground and how far to cut into … Continue reading Seed house underway!! It only took two years!!

Christmas Cheer?!?

Once again I sit in my smoke-filled residence. Mom and Dad had a rather touching tradition of making candy and some banana bread etc. for the neighbors. Thinking that I would TRY to carry it on with the "Santa Clause" at the volunteer fire department in Kirk. I tried some divinity.... managed to put too … Continue reading Christmas Cheer?!?

Meager…

Meager Today the "Daily Prompt" was meager. I looked deep into my soul and searched for a "meager"ness in my world. The only meager I can come up with is my cooking skills. With my meager cooking skills I will transform some plain egg whites, corn syrup and a little salt into marshmallow nirvana! (insert … Continue reading Meager…