Many years ago, I ate takeout for nearly every meal, and when I did cook at home, it was mostly the cheapest macaroni and cheese I could buy and maybe a frozen buffalo strip or five. When Ryan and I moved to Idaho was back in 2011, we realized that we should probably start cooking … More How to Start Cooking from Scratch
Spring is right around the corner. At least here in Wisconsin. If you’re somewhere south of us, it’s probably already spring, and you’re basking in sunshine and flowers. My aunt in Virginia already has some flowers popping up in her garden. We’re still hoping all the snow melts before June. But not too fast because … More 5 Things I’m Looking Forward to this Spring
Warning: it’s a little rough. We’re thinking of jumping into videos to show a little more about what we do and how we do it. So, I went out to the garden the other day and picked some green beans that I then used for a quick stir fry for me and Atlas, and while … More Our First Youtube Video
It’s been a while since I did an Around the Ranch post, but I’m back to fill you all in on what’s been going on here! If you’ve been reading my garden posts, you know that my flowers are finally blooming! I’m very excited! I’ve never been much into flowers, but they’re growing on me (get … More Around the Ranch-August 9, 2018
I love sunflowers! I’ve tried to grow them a few times, but they’ve been the single stalk variety that seem to take forevvvvvvver. Plus, I’ve only planted, like 5 plants. I don’t know why. That just seems to be how it worked out. But this year. This year I planted the branching variety and they’re … More My Sunflowers Are Blooming!!!
My flower garden is not as abundant as I had hoped. This could be due to the fact that it was put in later than I wanted…and I don’t really weed or water it. It’s possible that’s the problem. But, regardless, flowers are starting to bloom! Branching Sunflowers Calendula Red Spike Amaranth Cosmos The next … More Garden Update!
This is a our first year raising lambs, and so far we really like it. Other than purchasing the lambs and electric netting, there are very few inputs. They eat grass and drink water and enjoy the sunshine! In addition to having a few people who wanted us to raise grass fed lamb, we wanted … More Lambs on Pasture
I planted my cut flower garden a few weeks ago and have been eagerly awaiting the first signs of life to poke through the ground. The Lows: When I started planting I realized that the ageratum and strawflower seed packets recommended starting the seeds inside and transplanting them into the garden. The seeds are teenie … More Germination: Highs and Lows
Last weekend was HOT! Ryan worked, so I was in charge of making sure the animals had water to get them through the sweltering heat. They all did really well, and we made it through unscathed. Here’s what we’ve been up to! We moved the 3rd batch of broilers out to the pasture. Actually, Ryan … More Around the Ranch-June 21, 2018
Our first batch of chickens is in the freezer! We’ve seriously considered sending our chickens out to be butchered, but after lots of thought and discussion, we decided to keep doing them ourselves. We really like that we’re the only ones that have handled each bird from start to finish. We’re able to treat each … More Thoughts on the First Chicken Processing of the Summer