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Berm Building and Mulching for Water Retention

I come from a long line of people with soil under their fingernails from playing in the garden or in the fields. My father's parents' families were farmers for a couple of generations before him. He was a nursery owner, landscaper, an agronomist, crop adviser and farm consultant. I learned a ...

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Nana's Ranch By Nana Nana grew up in town but managed to live a life full of farm & ranch experiences thanks to family friends and involvement in 4-H and FFA. Although she’s lived in towns most of her life, she’s almost always had chickens and occasionally rabbits and some kind of ...

Quiet Time

I am blessed. I grew up in town, but I have finally made it to my perfect country life in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. Sometimes life gets too busy and I forget to thank God for all I have and all I've been allowed to accomplish. I can't imagine any other life than the one I ...

Why We Raise Meat Animals and Birds

Raising meat animals isn't for everyone. There are some who have accused me of animal cruelty for raising and butchering animals. Others have said they don't understand how I can kill an animal. I know where some of my detractors are coming from. The idea of eating an adorable, fuzzy little ...

The Season’s First Campfire

Our grandchildren live in a small apartment in a city in northern California, and they all love coming to visit their Nana and Grandpa. Their last visit was just perfect because we'd finally gotten enough rain to make the grass grow around the fire pit. With burns deemed legal, it was time to ...

Goat Politics

NoOb goat herd management on a hobby farm is interesting. We tried three breeds, not knowing how they would get along or that we would end up getting rid of some. We also didn't plan on a fatal mauling and an accidental poisoning. Ah, goats. We think our Boer buck died after ingesting a plant ...

Improvising When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere

When my husband and I invited a dozen friends to ride their motorcycles up to our ranch for a ministry meeting and lunch, I wasn't thinking about adding the final leaf to the table or about the fact that I've never had a tablecloth big enough to cover the behemoth.Just a day before the event, ...

Why Move to the Country

Hello, I'm Nana, and I live with Grandpa in the country on a little piece of land I call Nana's Ranch. Because I've only lived here full-time for a little more than a year, a lot of my blogs will be about discovery and overcoming things I never envisioned possible. How did we end up in the ...