As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.
Building berms around trees and shrubs is important for water-wise watering. Mulching is mandatory for water retention and helps keep weeds down. Manure berms are especially functional.
A small bench near a quiet pond on a cattle ranch. A Bible and a cup of tea.
An interview with a real ranch woman who made the switch from executive secretary to ranch wife and loves it.
From a table-top to yard. How our Christmas tree became a living Christmas tree.
Bim Bam and Cockoo clocks are part of my family history.
Nana finds all sorts of uses for the catnip she grows on her ranch.
A woman finds out the hard way that yes, there are lots of bugs in the Arkansas countryside.
Be healthier and lower your carbon footprint by using alternative water softener solutions.
This is the second part to the story of a woman who finds out the hard way that yes, there are lots of bugs in the Arkansas countryside.
This time of year brings the drumbeat of commercialism, but we try to resist buying things we don't really need.
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
Learn to can your own homemade soups and always have a hot, hearty meal waiting in your pantry.
If you've become disheartened about the human race in general, you should come out to visit us and meet some of these nice country people who are always ready to give a helping hand.
It's time to bring back line-drying clothes. Save money, help the environment!
We are not impulsive people. We are also opposites, so it is not like us to both want the same thing and at the same time. Yet, here we were, both wanting to buy a piece of land that we had only read about on the internet. Twenty acres with a small red barn.
This delicious breakfast takes a little while to make but it's worth the wait!
Our hobby farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills has seen a few goats come and go.
People ask me how I can eat something I've raised. I'll try to explain it here.
I started hanging clothes five years ago, shortly before we bought the farm, and I just can’t go back to using the dryer again.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.