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
We picked up our pigs last week! This year, we got 5 red wattle crosses. When we first get them, we keep them near the pig shed so they have shelter while they’re little. After they acclimate to their new home, we’ll move them out to the pasture, so they can start really grazing. In … More The Pigs Are Here!
Getting ready to cook supper and staring at a whole chicken can be intimidating. When we started butchering our own chickens, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the whole thing and where to start, so I went to YouTube. Gordon Ramsay’s video on How to Part a Chicken helped me get started along … More How To Use a Whole Chicken
Just as we were gearing up to get started on all of our spring tasks, winter struck again with many inches of snow and temperatures below freezing. So, we’ve brought out our winter coats, and here’s what we’ve been up to: Ryan’s sister had 3 roosters that she needed to have butchered, so she brought … More Around the Ranch-April 6, 2018
It’s been a loooong time since we’ve posted anything, but the winter months are slow for us with no garden and no animals to tend to. Most of the winter is spent dreaming up plans for the coming spring, and now that it’s spring, it’s time to put those plans into action! Here’s what we’ve … More Around the Ranch-March 17, 2018
Here’s what we’ve been up to: We’ve harvested the last of our jalapenos and green peppers. Most of the jalapenos were canned, and we ate most of the peppers. A lot of our peppers were picked prematurely because it turns out picking peppers is one of our 18 month old son’s favorite activities. He likes … More Around the Ranch-October 10, 2017