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!
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
This year, we’re starting a new venture-cut flowers! When we were in the hospital after having Anne, we received a vase of fresh flowers as a congratulations. I’ve never really been into growing flowers, but seeing how much it brightened up the hospital room and later our house, I thought about how nice it would … More Starting a Cut Flower Garden
I think it’s safe to say spring is here to stay. Finally! Here’s what we’ve been up to! Ryan was able to get the chickens moved to the farm after the snow finally melted. Crusher (the rooster) is busy keeping an eye on all of his hens who are enjoying the shade of their coop, the … More Around the Ranch-May 6, 2018
Ryan and I grilled burgers last night, and as we enjoyed our meal, we talked about where it came from. Taking a look at what actually went into our meal of venison burgers, hamburger buns, red potatoes, and spinach salad actually surprised me. The venison came from a deer that we hunted, butchered, and packaged. … More Labor of Love…or Hunger