Helping Other Ranches with Artificial Insemination

by Tammy Taylor

 

We utilize Artificial Insemination on our ranch when we want to mix up our herd pedigrees, blend breeds, or perhaps have a special cow deliver an extra-high-quality calf, etc.   I’ve written before about various ways AI is very beneficial to the rancher, especially for smaller ranches where it’s often more difficult to buy & maintain a high-quality bull for just a few cows.  RancherMan is a certified A.I. technician and we also have all our own AI equipment including medications, nitrogen tank, bull semen straws, etc. so we also perform A.I. jobs for local ranches from time to time.  We recently received an email asking for help with a local man’s heifers & after a few emails & phone calls the schedule was set to begin in a few weeks.  We prefer to use a 10-day timed synchronization program & we wanted to follow the heifer protocol to offer the highest possibility for successful breeding.

RancherMan's a certified A.I. tech & we have our own AI equipment so we perform A.I. jobs for local ranches when requested.   #TaylorMadeRanch

 

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Fall-Back Friday – Moist, Delicious Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

by Tammy Taylor

WHEW!  Spring is finally here and things are really stepping up around the ranch these days.  The garden has been prepped for planting and new calves are being born.  RancherMan & I are in the process of shaking off a long hard winter & clearing out the garage & storage & feed sheds.  There’s a never-ending task list!   But at last we’ve reached the end of the week – TGIF y’all!  And to celebrate this fine day I’ll share a Fall-Back Friday post, where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proven very popular in the past.  Today’s Fall-Back Friday post will make your tummy very happy – homemade buttermilk biscuits!  Now biscuits are so easy to make but try as I might no matter which recipe I tried, mine were always dry.  THEN I discovered the secret.  (shhhhhh…)  Check it out!

Biscuits are easy to make but try as I might no matter which recipe I tried, mine were always dry.  THEN I discovered the secret. (shhhhhh...)  #TaylorMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Yellow Is A HAPPY Color!

by Tammy Taylor

 

Daffodil #TaylorMadeRanch

Rows of these vibrant yellow daffodils edge each side of the drive into our ranch to welcome our guests because yellow is a HAPPY color!

~TMR~

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March Garden Update – Trying Something Different!

by Tammy Taylor

 

My dad informed me that the Farmer’s Almanac notes the last average our area of NE Texas was March 16th, but I’ve always heard that around here you don’t dare plant until after Easter since those rogue freezes can easily slip in before then.  I always battle myself this time of year – do I plant?  Do I wait?  Well this year Ole Man Winter has had a death grip on us with ice and snow, and lately the sky has been drizzly/foggy/cloudy for over three weeks straight keeping things in a cold muddy mess so I guess that decision has kinda been made for me so far!  But while in our garage I saw something that got me fired up to at least prepare for planting.

Sudden warmth has gotten me ready to start preparing my veggie garden for planting.  This year I'm doing something different - check it out!  #TaylorMadeRanch

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Fall-Back Friday: Easy Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

by Tammy Taylor

 

The weather is finally starting to warm up and I’m telling ya I can’t wait for spring.  Whew!  TGIF Y’all! And to celebrate Friday (and also to give you a dee-LICIOUS yet easy recipe idea for the weekend) I’m sharing what I call a Fall-Back Friday post where I fall back into the blog archives and bring back to the surface a post that’s proved very popular with my readers for you to enjoy today.  And today’s topic?  Slow cooker.  And wild game.  And enchilada.  Oh what can I say, I’m sharing some good eatin’ folks.  Check it out!

Slow-Cooker Enchilada Casserole.  Delicous & easy, ceck out my recipe. #TaylorMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Bailey Doesn’t Like The Rain

by Tammy Taylor

 

03-15 Bailey in the rain #TaylorMadeRanch

MAN that girl doesn’t like the rain! I’ll open the door for her & she’ll bounce outside, go to the end of the porch, see it’s raining & just refuse. Next time I look up I see this cute face in the window as if saying “Nope, I’m good, I can wait!”

Do your dogs hate to go out in the rain too?

~TMR~

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Homemade Triple-Chocolate No-Bake Truffles

by Tammy Taylor

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It’s been raining & cold for days on end and I’ve spent lots of time in the kitchen making RancherMan’s favorite – bread. But RancherMan’s been in the kitchen too, making MY favorite – no-bake truffles. For Valentine’s day a couple of years ago he made me Mint/Chocolate Truffles but today he’s making Triple-Chocolate Truffles using double-fudge-stuffed chocolate cookies because, well you know, a girl can NEVER have enough chocolate!

Triple-Chocolate No-Bake Truffles - My FAVORITE!  They are delicious and so easy to make.  Check out the simple recipe. #TaylorMadeRanch

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“I’m Gonna Say Just Exactly What I THINK!”

by Tammy Taylor

 

So…  the other day our microwave started turning itself on all by itself when it was opened.  Wow, now that’s not supposed to happen and it just CAN’T be safe!  I was so alarmed that I contacted the manufacturer immediately.  Their response was basically that it was past its warranty period so it was my responsibility to get it fixed at my own cost.  I was outraged, I felt totally blown off and vowed to shout my displeasure from the mountaintops that this company produced substandard products and had crappy customer service.  And let me tell ya I hit ‘em with both barrels.  I tweeted it.  I Google+ it.  I plastered it on Facebook – both on my Taylor-Made Ranch FB page as well as the manufacturer’s FB page.  Of course I viewed my actions as simply standing up for myself – by golly no one was going to take advantage of ME!  Now although I’m not suggesting that you let anyone actually take advantage of you, this incident got me to thinking…  I’m not sure I handled things in an appropriate way.  My actions with this manufacturer certainly didn’t make me proud of the reflection I see in the mirror.

Gossip: Some say "I'm Gonna Say What I THINK!"  But don't those words instead almost always preface some sort of belittling of someone else? #TaylorMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Tough Man, Soft Heart

by Tammy Taylor

Tough enough to wrestle steers, chop/split/stack firewood or change out the fuel tank in our tractor, but soft enough to care about this baby. #TaylorMadeRanch

Tough enough to wrestle large steers, chop/split/stack firewood or change out the fuel tank in our tractor, but soft enough to care about this baby.

~TMR~

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Come With Me For A Day At The Ranch

by Tammy Taylor

I’ve had many people tell me they wonder what a typical day at a Texas ranch might be like.  So last year I published a post detailing a day in our lives here in our NE Texas paradise.  But that was during the heat & drought of summer, a very different kind of day than in the cold of winter.  So I thought it would be fun to let you walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like when it’s c-c-c-cold outside!  C’mon, put on your mud boots, bundle up in your heaviest coveralls, grab your gloves & follow me – it’ll be a blast!

A Day At The Ranch - Walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like!  Put on your mud boots, grab your gloves & follow me - it'll be a blast! #TaylorMadeRanch

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