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Just park it for me. Ranch kids get asked to do a ton of things, early. Fetch this, hold this animals head, find baler twine. Use to using all manner of 4 wheel drive equipment, you have to learn a new skill set when you revert back to a two wheel drive van. Cole was… Read More

“If my ranch doesn’t have the meat I want, we ain’t cooking this week.” Michael H. responding to a friend asking why they just won’t ‘go shop at the store’. Why are you here? If you are like our family; you want to eat better, feel better and invest in your health now – instead… Read More

December 2016 CSA Newsletter Welcome to the Winter Season! We are so excited about this winter, it is starting off with such promise. For your very first share of the winter season, it is being packing tomorrow and shipped out Monday afternoon via FedEx. You should get a tracking number for your box emailed to… Read More

Hi Ya’ll, I’m Maddie. I was recently asked by 8 O’ Clock Ranch if I wanted to take on the title of “Social media manager” for their business. My  Aunt was continuously getting busier with other things on the Ranch and decided that it was time to start teaching someone else what she does. My first… Read More

Passing Years It hits me harder with each passing year, or month… or, Ha! – daily. Time is precious and marches on. Do you ever get that sudden feeling of, “What on earth are you doing?”, usually preceded by that extra cookie, ten twenty minutes mindlessly scrolling though FB or just, wasting time. I don’t… Read More

 Summers are for Vacations Hope you all had a fantastic long weekend. It rained here in the St. Lawrence River Valley, but we enjoyed the opportunity to relax and do some summer planning. A friend of mine said her son was setting up a family meeting for summer plans and it got me to thinking.… Read More

Baking Day Today is a rainy day and calls for baking, lots of it. While the guys drain rain storage barrels to collect the new rain falling, I’m grinding, mixing and filling the cook stove with firewood. The first batch of granola is in and I have a few minutes while the wheat grinds into… Read More

Our Christmas Present Not a new building, not a new telehandler, but the Shepherd himself. Scratching your head? Read on… Ok, this could be a long post, but so, so good. Two and a half years ago, our processor discontinued its USDA inspection which meant some very dark days ahead. Without that magical stamp upon… Read More

What’s for Dinner? Good afternoon. Yes, afternoon already. It is two days post Christmas and I’m dragging myself out of the ‘relax’ mode into ‘productive’ mode. This Christmas was just.So.RELAXING. This, in part because all of those Christmas boxes arrived, on time, to the right people and I didn’t have to call FedEx once to… Read More

      “Not according to a calendar or watch but the life cycles of the animals” Changing of another season, not according to a calendar or watch but the life cycles of the animals. The rams have been put out with the ewes with the hope of Springishness for them to be born. Time… Read More

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