Sunny Hard-Cooked Eggs

As mentioned in an earlier post, we love eggs. And one of our favorite ways to enjoy them is hard cooked- for snacks, as a quick light meal, in egg salad, etc. So for us one of the main selling points of the All American Sun Oven is the ability to hard cook eggs without [...]

See the New Little Lambs!

The new Shetland lambs arrived during April! Here are just some of them (we have a lot this year!). Aren’t they cute?!   Most of them are Black (shown on the left with his black mother Hollyhock) or Moorit (which is various shades of brown) and a couple will lighten to Musket (cream or very [...]

By |2017-05-11T13:26:47-07:00May 11th, 2017|Homesteading, Ranch Life, shetland sheep|0 Comments

Goat Kids Arrived!

Our dairy goats Cedar and Brie had their kids! They are tons of fun to watch romp around.   We are going to keep Cedar’s beautiful Chamoise buckling and wether him. He will be a companion for our herd buck Pepe when he is away from the girls. And I think it would be neat [...]

“Country Diary of a 21st Century Lady”

We are pleased to announce Krystal’s latest and most personal book, “Country Diary of a 21st Century Lady”. This labor of love is a view of life here on our mountain ranch. Spanning the period of one year- 2014- it includes observations of the natural world surrounding us, the seasonal changes, animal life, and Indian [...]

By |2015-08-17T18:06:45-07:00August 17th, 2015|Homesteading, my Books, Off Grid Life, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Sights & Sounds

Dirt under the fingernails. Scratches and bruises. Cattle getting out and having to be rounded up. Tall conifer-covered mountains. Bumpy dirt roads. Muddy diesel truck. The scent of the wood burning stove in the air… and in my hair. Soft fur. Hawks soaring in the big blue expanse. Calves playing in the paddock. Dogs romping. [...]

By |2015-03-20T18:54:27-07:00March 20th, 2015|Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Gone Quackers!

There is another voice on the ranch adding to the usual cacophony… Ducks! An adult flock of rare Ancona ducks is the generous contribution of a sweet Lady who has to move off of her farm. Thank You Sherri!!! Ducks are a completely new species to us, so it’s quite interesting and entertaining to watch [...]

By |2015-03-20T18:52:24-07:00March 20th, 2015|Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments

Cruising Altitude

Here I am, 10,000 feet in the air, on my way home. It’s been a whirlwind 2 months on the warm southern California coast. Incredibly wonderful to be with so much of my extended family, helping my parents during my Dad's recovery from hip replacement surgery, and seeing many old friends!! While departing is definitely [...]

By |2015-03-04T11:23:16-08:00March 4th, 2015|Homesteading, Ranch Life|0 Comments
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