Category Archives: Life on the Ranch

Storm in Sympathy with Texas

Last night we had a such a violent storm, I felt it was in sympathy with Texas. The lightning, especially in my second story bedroom, was blinding and constant. Between the thunder and lightning Bailey wouldn’t even stay upstairs with … Continue reading

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Ranchers Journal – Thursday August 17, 2017

Got started late and stayed out longer than I expected to. So this will be brief – or at least that’s the plan. Once I get to ‘talking,’ I find I have lots to say! One of the things I … Continue reading

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Watering the Chickens

Chickens I went out to feed the chickens first this morning. They had enough feed still, but all the water canisters were ready to be filled. Since I’d been seeing some runny poops (we’re very ‘poop-centric’ here), I decided to … Continue reading

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Puppies!

Honey had a litter of fluffy, healthy pups on March 18th.  They’re are all sold but one, a male. Here’s a photo from just this morning. India (Honey’s mom) had a litter yesterday! It looks like she’s had five, but … Continue reading

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Morning Chores

Hi all. This is Christine. I’ve been here a year now, and I’m finally in a position to do more ranch work. I’ve been feeding the animals in the mornings and taking care of the chicks. It’s hard to take … Continue reading

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Chick Brooders Before and After

It’s good to know how to improvise what’s needed. Remember the makeshift chick brooder we’ve been using for the guinea chicks? A free-standing tub in a back porch, a heat lamp and thermometer. Messy, smelly and inconsistent temperatures, but it … Continue reading

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The Life of a Mayhaw Pond

September 12, 2016 For those of you who were following the Berry Barometer leading up to our Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival last May, I thought an update would be in order. Especially since our natural Mayhaw Berry tree stand goes … Continue reading

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Long Hot Summer!

What has been going on since the Mayhaw Festival. Mostly we’ve been trying to avoid the heat. That means chores get done in the morning, though not all that early. It’s a myth that all farmers get up before dawn. … Continue reading

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Blooms! Blooms! Blooms! On the Mayhaw Trees

Unless there is an unusual weather phenomenon, it appears we will have a great crop of berries.  The Mayhaw trees began blooming earlier this month and now are covered in leaves. Fred went out to see how they were looking, … Continue reading

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Golden Acres 2016 – Changes & Announcements

Lots of changes and plans are happening for Golden Acres 2016. Our New Farm Hand Our daughter, Christine, will be coming from California to help work the farm. She is the one that does all the computer work and is … Continue reading

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