Fall-Back Friday: Homemade Flavored Mayonnaise

by Tammy Taylor

 

Welcome to Friday y’all, the day when I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface for you to enjoy today a post that has proved very popular with my readers.  Now I’m pretty excited about today’s Fall-Back Friday post ’cause I’m talking about how easy it is to make something I used to buy.  You see I’m not a big mayonnaise fan, mostly because of the fat content, plus I hated to buy those expensive PLASTIC jars of the stuff when I wanted to make egg salad or cole slaw.   But I’m here to tell ya there’s a better (and much less expensive) way.  You can MAKE it yourself.  Oh yes you can, hear me out now.  And it’s EASY too!  I like to flavor mine with a crushed garlic clove right from my garden for a little extra punch.  Wanna know how?  Read on, dear friends.

Quick & Easy Mayonnaise that lasts longer than other homemade mayonnaise. There's a secret ingredient to help preserve it! #TaylorMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Bovine Traffic Jam

by Tammy Taylor

 

This is my idea of a bumper-to-bumper bovine traffic jam! #TaylorMadeRanch

 

 

While working the calves and sending them through the chute we witnessed a bumper-to-bumper bovine traffic jam!

~TMR~

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Fun In The Sun At Surfside Beach, TX

RancherMan & I got the opportunity to spend a week renting a lovely beach house at Surfside Beach near Galveston, Texas.  The plan was to meet up with my baby sister & her family as well as my big brother & his and we’d all gather for the week in this one large rented home large enough for all of us.  BUT just because my brother and his wife were moving to the other side of the country on the very day our vacation was to begin, they apparently thought that was more important than vacationing with us!  Humph! LOL  We tried to get my younger brother & his wife to come stay in that one now-vacant bedroom at the beach house but they were already on a preplanned trip far away.  We offered that same room to my parents but they couldn’t make it either, so there were just the five of us rattling around that big lovely 2-story 4-bedroom 3-bath house.

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Fall-Back Friday: MYO DRY SHAMPOO!

by Tammy Taylor

 

Summer is winding down and temps are cooling off, THANKFULLY!   It’s been a long hot summer and those most uncomfortable days are typically spent hiding inside in the air conditioning.  But with this cooling weather many of us are turning our thoughts back to the great outdoors.  Camping is a fun and inexpensive past-time and for today’s Fall-Back Friday I’m falling back into the archives and hookin’ ya up with a very helpful tip – making your own dry shampoo!  Now I’ve experimented with dry shampoos before & I never liked the metallic-like sheen they left on my hair but after experimenting a bit I’ve hit upon what I feel is the perfect mix.  This dry shampoo is made with ingredients that in all probability are already sitting on your pantry shelves.  Check it out!

Dry Shampoo - Taylor-Made Ranch com

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Wordless Wednesday: Best Friends

by Tammy Taylor

 

Our little bull calf is SO EXCITED to finally have a playmate, he & this little heifer are never apart. #TaylorMadeRanch

Our little bull calf is SO EXCITED to finally have a playmate. He & this little heifer are never apart. ~TMR~

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Safety From The Storm – Part II: Outfitting Your Storm Shelter

by Tammy Taylor

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Last week I wrote about how important it was for me to have an underground storm shelter installed close to our home at the ranch to be able to stay safe when tornado season hits.  There were many considerations for us to make for the actual installation so if you haven’t had the chance to read it and you’re considering an underground storm shelter I urge you to read Safety From The Storm – Part I: Seeking Shelter.  But now that our shelter has been installed, what do we stock it with?  I polled our wonderful ~TMR~ Facebook followers and they were so helpful (as they always are).  Using their suggestions as a guide, here’s what we decided would be stocked into our shelter.

Safety From The Storm Part II: SUPPLIES.  See How We Decided What To Stock In Our Storm Shelter.  #TaylorMadeRanch

 

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Fall-Back Friday: Preserving Jujubes

by Tammy Taylor

Today I’m falling back into the archives & bringing back to the surface a post just for YOU that’s proved very popular with my readers in the past.  Today’s Fall-Back Friday post was an easy decision for me – PRESERVING JUJUBES!  It seems everyone is interested in these mysterious fruits of the past.   Last year at a site where an old abandoned homestead once stood I stumbled upon an overgrown grove and I was curious – what could this grove be?  I submitted pictures of the leaves, trunk and fruit to my extension agent and they identified the tree as Jujube.  It seems many old homesteads from days gone by planted jujubes, as they were a hearty and productive tree with few pests. I harvested buckets of those fruits and experimented with different ways to dehydrate them to use in my homemade pumpkin granola.  Intrigued about this mysterious fruit?  Read on, dear friends…

Jujube Fruit - Taylor-Made Ranch

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Wordless Wednesday: Peek-A-Boo…

by Tammy Taylor

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Frog on Clothesline #TaylorMadeRanch

While hanging out our clothes on our * Retractable Clothes Line, I see this tiny frog playing peek-a-boo on the hook.

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Safety From The Storm – Part I: Seeking Shelter

by Tammy Taylor

 

When RancherMan & I built our home here on the ranch I was pretty adamant that I wanted an underground storm shelter.  I mean, I was born & at least partially raised in Central Oklahoma, and although I loved it there I considered it tornado ally.  I remember many stormy tornado-warning nights that my parents would awake me and my siblings and place us in the hallway for safety from the potential hazards should a tornado come too close.  They’d often bring along our blankets & pillows hoping we’d be comforted and maybe go right back to sleep there in the hallway so we wouldn’t be anxious.  But anxious I was as a very young child.  And it’s funny how those emotions carry with you into adulthood.  Even today although I absolutely love the rolling thunder and am awestruck by thick dark clouds, when the wind kicks up I nervously pace.  And if it kicks up a lot I’m almost inconsolable.  Thankfully RancherMan can soothe me most times but when you hear your tiny city mentioned on that radio followed by the words “Take Cover IMMEDIATELY”…   Well, I needed more than soothing – I needed SAFETY from the storm!

Safety From the Storm - Part I: Shelter  See How We Decided On An Underground Tornado Shelter #TaylorMadeRanch

 

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Fall-Back Friday: Homemade Pancakes

by Tammy Taylor

Well we finally made it through the week.  TGIF, right??!  I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about Friday is this blog’s Fall-Back Friday feature, where I fall back into the archives of the blog dig my way back out, bringing back to the surface a post that has proved very popular with my readers so you can enjoy it today.  (yeah, I know – I’m a giver!)  Today’s post is about one of my favorite foods: pancakes.  Not just any ordinary run-of-the-mill commercial pancakes, but buttery homemade goodness.  Oh my, now I’m seeing a breakfast-for-dinner menu in our very near future.  And the great news is that they’re both quick & easy to make, using common ingredients in almost every pantry – check it out!

Homemade Pancakes Label #TaylorMadeRanch

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