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
*I wrote this a few weeks ago and am just getting to posting it. I hope you enjoy! A more recent post will be coming soon! SPRING IS HERE! For now at least. And that means that we’re finally able to get outside and start getting ready for the year. Here’s what we’ve been up … More Around the Ranch-April 26, 2018
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
Yesterday morning, Ryan got a phone call saying our first batch of chicks was in! We weren’t expecting them until today, so after a bit of scrambling around to get their brooder ready, off he went to pick them up. Because of the weather, we haven’t been able to get the big hens into their … More The Chickens Are Here!
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