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Friday felfie (farmer selfie)

Friday felfie (farmer selfie)

The “felfie”. It’s a real thing. Or at least as real as the selfie, which became such a big deal last year. This year, the felfie, or “farmer-selfie” is a trend I hope you’ll see popping up around the interwebs. It’s a simple way for farmers and ranchers to document and share what they are up … Continue reading

Chipotle thinks you’re stupid

Chipotle thinks you’re stupid

It’s about as simple as that.  I remember when I watched Chipotle’s Willie Nelson crooned “Back to the Start” commercial during the 2012 Superbowl, and I thought wow, how creative, and what a new low for food marketers when it comes to attacking the farmers and ranchers who feed them. Then the other day, a … 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

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

Beef Ice Cream and Beef Counts: Part III

Beef Ice Cream and Beef Counts: Part III

Beef Ice Cream. For real. No missing punctuation. But before we move on to such radical flavor concepts, I must not skip passed other happenings of my week off the ranch. Following Monday’s Beef Counts meal at Mary’s Place in Seattle, I joined the Bellingham-based Haggen Food and Pharmacy team and ranchers from Whatcom and … Continue reading

Calving season The Daily Cowman style

Calving season The Daily Cowman style

It isn’t just me. Baby calves have a magical power over everyone they come in contact with. There is just something about seeing a healthy baby calf that makes you “Happy Happy Happy” like Si Robertson eating a hot donut (yes, we are a #DuckDynasty obsessed household, PUMPED for the new season). In fact, I’d … Continue reading

Food Trucks are popular out here

Food Trucks are popular out here

What? You thought Seattle and other metros cornered the market on restaurants with wheels? Maybe not.  This food truck is aptly just called “the feed truck” and it makes the rounds to eager diners every day Septemberish – Marchish. Or basically, when Mother Nature’s Restaurant is closed (the grass ain’t growing), the feed truck is … Continue reading