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Grow what you eat

I am the first to admit I am not a great vegetable eater. I have yet to meet a fruit I don’t like (and tomatoes don’t count because really, they eat more like a vegetable), however my body would prefer I up my veggie intake. 487 more words

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history of a beef roast

This week, it has been ‘just the two of us’ here on Sunrise Ridge. Digging through the freezer in search of inspiration, I came across a beef roast. 136 more words

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Culinary casualties

Someone asked about the worst kitchen disaster you ever had.
I ran that through my brain and thought of this one: Several years ago, I was getting a ‘company’ meal ready. 157 more words

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Out back


This little fellow was a recent visitor ‘out back’ in the woods east of our home on Sunrise Ridge.

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Resurrecting a dream

We took a little time off. Intentional and unintentional. Red Tractor Ranch expanded by another little one in October of 2013, and since, our life has drastically changed. 427 more words

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Building Our Home - Squaring, Setting & Leveling Beams

After our flooring and beams were delivered to the homestead, we began squaring them and cutting them to fit across our concrete pilings.

We used a square to mark lines along the beams and then cut them with a skill saw. 206 more words

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Building Our Home - The Lumber Mill

Wow, it’s been awhile. A few months ago I started this blog planning to share our progress as we build our own home and our homesteading adventures along the way. 171 more words

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