It's Been a Busy Year By Krystal 2023 has been an especially busy year thus far! We've had the new English Shepherd puppy Tadhg to bring up, the kitchen garden to expand, pigs to raise, and camping on the ranch to promote. The thing that has taken the most patience, learning, and [...]
5 Things I Learned From Ducks Splash in puddles! There's no reason to squabble. Play in the rain! Don't worry, be happy. Stay close to friends and family! Bonus: Don't let life's problems ruffle your feathers.
Last year we listed our ranch as a camping destination on Hipcamp. This year we are also listed on the Dyrt! Come enjoy the peace and beauty of our little off-grid ranch in the mountains!
We are incredibly happy to introduce you to our new English Shepherd- meet Tadhg! Tadhg came to us all the way from a Mennonite dairy farm in Ohio, a ten-day journey in transport. Needless to say, it was tough waiting for all that time! Life on the ranch has a lot in store for this [...]
The days are cooler and shorter, and the western larch trees (a.k.a. tamarack) will soon be turning glorious gold. It's not too late to camp at Highland Glenn Ranch this Fall! The night sky in October will show off two meteor showers: Draconid on the 8/9th, and Orionid on the 20/21st is the most prolific [...]
We said goodbye to Cedar this week, our main Apline milk goat and herd queen. Those are hard days on the Ranch. Cedar was an absolute sweetheart, a great mother, and such a lady on the milking stand. She was at least twelve years old; we had her for seven. The relationship you have with [...]
After several years of wanting to add pigs to our multi-species fold, we are pleased as punch to welcome the noble Mangalitsa to the Ranch. And it hasn’t taken long to fall in love with these charming pigs full of personality! Mangalitsa (pronounced mahn-ga-leetz-ah) is a rare heritage lard-type swine breed developed in several countries [...]
We rely on our livestock to provide us with nutrient-dense food, so giving them the best nutrition possible is high on our priority list. Enter fermentation. If you know us at all, you know how highly we esteem the health benefits of traditionally Lacto-fermented vegetables and bread! Those health benefits can be translated directly across [...]
Here are just a few of the adorable new Shetland lambies. It is so much fun to watch them play- we call it Lamb Olympics!
We are back in green this year with the kitchen garden! We can hardly wait to reap the benefits on the dinner plate. For the past few years, we have not had a vegetable garden- the raised beds weren’t finished, not enough water, other projects became a priority, etc. Over the winter, Krystal was introduced [...]