Handy Dandelions

If you are like most people, you are in one of two camps when it comes to dandelions. There are the folks who absolutely love and treasure them, and there are the folks who see them as a nuisance “weed” and want nothing to do with them. As the title clearly implies, I belong to the “love them” camp. Out […]

Winter Produce Blues

Is it produce season yet? No seriously. I can’t be the only one. Do you feel like you look at the same five veggies every time you go to the store? I get so burnt out on the produce available during the non growing seasons. I find myself growing tired of the same old sides by this time of year. […]

Thick and Creamy Yogurt

I don’t recall exactly how I got started making yogurt at home. I think at first it was because we had a ton of milk that a friend sent home from his farm with us. I have never been a huge yogurt eater, but occasionally I will eat a little. My husband on the other hand, absolutely loves yogurt, and […]

Dehydrating Food

Oh the joys of dehydration. Easily my favorite food preservation technique. The options are countless in what one can do with a dehydrator. My passion for dehydrating started many years ago, because I was new to the idea of game meat, and simply could not stand the gaminess of deer meat. My husband being a hunter, something had to give, […]

Fermentation

For years, I struggled with a myriad of unidentifiable health issues. I saw doctor after doctor, and they ran test after test. I always came back with picture perfect health. So, why did I feel so crummy? Why was my immune system so compromised that when everyone else got sick in my home, they recovered easily, while I would find […]

Regrouping

Oh my friends, it has been some time, hasn’t it? I apologize for my absence. The last two weeks have been all about regrouping and redefining. I followed through with that big decision I was in the process of, and now that it has me on a new path, or possibly, back on my original path, I have had to […]

Six months!

Spring has sprung in the Rocky Mountains and the hubby and I decided to celebrate this weekend by taking a long, rambling, meandering drive through the countryside. As we were rambling through the back roads, reflecting on the renewed hope of spring, it occurred to me. What a landmark I hit this weekend. I made it to the six month […]

Politics of food

Good morning my friends! I hope this morning finds you full of blessings and joy. The Spring fever continues here, but today it seems that there may be a little sun. ¬†What is more thrilling, however, is the lack of wind. Oh I know wind is important, but boy does it disrupt me to the core. I didn’t bring a […]

Where does your food come from?

Hello my friends! I hope today finds you comfortable and full of gratitude. I am thinking about food today. I am full of humility and gratitude as I thank God for the birds that we slaughtered today. I found myself in a spiral of thought about food. Specifically our relationship with our food. I wonder how much the world would […]

Its official!

Yay! Today is a day to celebrate. Today is the day I officially became the registered owner of Rocky Mountain Rescue Ranch. The business license is final and I feel that today is a landmark day in my life. So thrilled that this is all happening so fast now that we have found the space we need. It’s a wonderful […]