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Cherry Bomb Burgers for the 4th of July

Cherry Bomb Burgers for the 4th of July

Not that I need to reinforce it, but hot and dry are about the only descriptors that come to mind when I think about the early summer season we’re experiencing. I’d maybe add some adjectives like “freaking” and “relentless”. Rancher uses an expression I hadn’t heard before that fits, he says “it’s dryer than a … Continue reading

5 Benefits to Eating Beef During Pregnancy

5 Benefits to Eating Beef During Pregnancy

It is my experience with almost two healthy pregnancies under my belt (belt? my yoga pants just laughed so hard at my word choice they almost peed)  that the eating part is weird and tricky. More weird and tricky than the cliches about cravings and morning sickness. For me it goes something like: First trimester: … Continue reading

Cutting hay and making a pizza roll

Cutting hay and making a pizza roll

Yesterday I was kind of busy with worky stuff, but I also wanted Rancher to think I am awesome at wifey stuff. But I’m kind of off my meal planning game and I had a frozen brick of ground beef and elk meat on the counter driving that point home for me. (Don’t do this. … Continue reading

Birthday Party Beef Brisket

Birthday Party Beef Brisket

Ranch Baby turned One (click here for gratuitous cake-face pics). According to my Babycenter.com emails, I should probably change that moniker to “Ranch Toddler”, but it’s my blog, and I don’t have to do nothing. And if I call him RB until he’s 25, I can because I’m the mom. I birthed him, fed him, … Continue reading

Weaning

Weaning

***Warning***TMI to follow. I’ll try to get the breastfeeding stuff out of the way quickly and vaguely, but skip the beginning if you’re a dude and uncomfortable with the topic. In any case, Ranch Baby is off the mom-juice and onto the moo-juice completely now. When a feeding-math fail resulted in needing to buy a … Continue reading

Where’s Waldo: Ranch Edition

Where’s Waldo: Ranch Edition

Binoculars, check. Baby, check. A little live-blogging while we look for cows to bring some up to the corrals. Some of our own will be shipped off for the next phase of feeding. Some of another rancher’s yearlings will be shipped back to where they came from, as the pastures out here are drying up. … Continue reading

Water and the Ranch

Water and the Ranch

I was recently on a conference call with a group of other young farmers and ranchers in Washington, and while we were waiting for others to join, the topic of weather cropped up. In social scenarios, the weather is a common topic (especially amongst west siders if there has been more than like two consecutive … Continue reading