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Boxing Day Pate {chicken liver pate}

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appetizers / chicken & poultry / In the Kitchen / In the Larder / On the Ranch / our chickens

I‘ve celebrated boxing day a few times. In my first experience of “celebrating”, while living in the UK, I found myself going from store to store in my village; finding locked door and closed signs. Even with mail delivery two times a day, I didn’t get the memo that commerce ends when Christmas celebrations begin. Boxing day is a lovely tradition and much more meaningful than half-off sales and crowded malls. This simple pate rounds […]

Reflection

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goats / In Our Home / In the Dairy / On the Ranch / our goats

Living on a farm is very different today than the days of the dust bowl and laura ingalls. If our crops don’t grow, we make a trip to the market; we won’t starve. We can easily maneuver with plan b or even c. A bad year or two means discomfort, rather than a major threat. It doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult and that we don’t experience disappointment. Today I found myself willing our girls to […]

After the Rain

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On the Ranch

We’ve been having a bit of weather here lately. We are in the Central Coast of California and have been in serious drought conditions. The recent rains are welcome, but challenging as well. We’ve had a lot of dirt, and now we have a lot of mud. Keeping the house clean is the least of my worries, but the biggest of my annoyances. We’ve outfitted a large canvas tent for our overnight guests. With the […]