Wordless Wednesday: COWopotamus

by Tammy Taylor

 

Cowopotamus #TaylorMadeRanch

While strolling through the pastures RancherMan & I discovered a new form of life – a hybrid hippo & bovine – COWopotamus!

~TMR~

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Failed Fences, GOOD NEIGHBORS!

by Tammy Taylor

 

Panic sat in when RancherMan came rushing into the house saying he found the pasture gate open and the two weanling heifers were missing.  We frantically searched the barn paddock and the south pasture, tree lines, creeks, etc. but they were nowhere to be found. Apparently they had nosed the chain enough to unlatch the gate and simply walked down our driveway, out to the road and disappeared.  With our hearts pounding we jumped in the car and started down our county road, quickly looking in the open pastures as we drove along.  As my head throbbed, visions of potential outcomes were going through my mind.  What if they went toward the highway?  Or they got hit by a car?  What if someone got hurt?  Where do we even start to look?  What if we can’t find them?

When Our Fences Failed We Found Out How Important It Is To Have GOOD NEIGHBORS  #TaylorMadeRanch

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Fall-Back Friday: Blender Salsa!

by Tammy Taylor

 

Well folks, Friday has once again rolled around and that means it’s time for a new fun-filled installment of Fall-Back Friday – a feature where I fall back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that has proved very popular in the past.  How timely that today’s feature is blender salsa.  I don’t know about you, but my garden tomatoes are producing like crazy!  (yes, I’m loving that…) What better way to enjoy those beautiful crimson orbs than to make salsa out of them using fresh tomatoes and a mixture of dried herbs & spices common in most pantries?  Check out how easy it is to whip up this dry salsa mix to use with YOUR fresh garden tomatoes!

Make your own blender salsa with garden-fresh tomatoes.  #TayloMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Sunrise Silence

by Tammy Taylor

 

Quietly, beautifully, dawn breaks.  Today's a blank slate, let's do something GREAT with it! #TaylorMadeRanch

Quietly, beautifully, dawn breaks.  Today’s a blank slate, let’s do something GREAT with it!

~TMR~

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Laundry Problems On The Ranch (and maybe your house too!)

by Tammy Taylor

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 I think it goes without saying that there are some laundry problems on the ranch that are a little more specific to our lives here than, say, the typical suburban household.  For instance it’s not only common but typical for our clothes to be hit with cow manure.  Hey, if you’re in the chute trying to work a cow when she lets loose, something’s gonna get hit!  (well, HOPEFULLY the typical suburban household doesn’t have to deal with that particular stain anyway…  LOL)   But some stains that are very prevalent here on the ranch are probably the same laundry monsters you may be dealing with in your own home.  One such laundry problem for us is blood, but I have a secret for getting most blood stains out of our clothes…

I've discovered a secret for getting blood stains out of our clothes - EASILY! #TaylorMadeRanch

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Fall-Back Friday: Apple Crumble From Canned Apples

by Tammy Taylor

 

Well it’s Friday y’all, time for me to Fall Back into the archives and bring back to the surface a post that has proved very popular.  And lucky you – today I’m talking about using your home-canned produce to produce something quick yet amazing.  You see, last fall I canned apple slices in light syrup and my Faaa-VORITE thing to make with them is apple crumble.  It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s DELICIOUS.  Check it out!

 

Apple Crumble serving - Taylor-Made Ranch

 

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Wordless Wednesday: A Fairy High-Rise!

By Tammy Taylor

A fairy high-rise inhabited by hopes and dreams! #TaylorMadeRanch

When I posted this picture on Facebook one of my favorite FB friends replied: “They are beautiful. A fairy high-rise inhabited by hopes and dreams. And I’m sure they glow in the moonlight.”  LOVE the thought! ~TMR~

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Use What Ya got – MYO Tractor Canopy Cover

by Tammy Taylor

 

We have two tractors, a 55 hp Mahindra for the big jobs and an older and smaller 32 hp Ford 1910 tractor for mowing, disking, etc.  RancherMan usually hops on the newer big-boy tractor with the higher horsepower and front-end loader to do the rough stuff and I happily allow him those tasks.  My preference is Ole Blue, a 1983-built tractor that purrs like a kitten & is as reliable as the day is long.  Recently our Mahindra dealt us an unpleasant blow by having a deteriorating gas tank, rendering it USELESS.  So much for the reliability of a fancy-schmancy tractor that’s only 5 yrs -OLD!  (Mahindra’s certainly seen the last of us as future customers)  The old blue Ford has been kept at our remote pasture for the last several months and it had been been doing faithful hard labor disking and mowing to try to refurbish that pasture. So as RancherMan went to work playing tractor mechanic we brought Ole Blue back to our ranch.

When Our Tractor Canopy Material Tore We Made Another Using What We Had! #TaylorMadeRanch

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Fall-Back Friday – Eliminating Leftover Food

by Tammy Taylor

 

Well it’s Friday y’all and that means another fun-filled installment of Fall-Back FridayWhaaaa…  You’re not sure what that is??  Oh man, you’re really gonna love this…  Each Friday I fall back into the blog archives and bring back to the surface a post that has proved very popular with our readers.  Today’s post is especially important given the high price of groceries these days!  Do you find yourself too often with leftover food that is unloved or gets forgotten until it has to be thrown away.  What a waste!  Check out this post about Using It All – The Art Of Eliminating Leftover Food.  Enjoy!

Zero Waste Cooking Chalkboard #TaylorMadeRanch

Check Out My EASY Tips For Eliminating Wasted Food Dollars. #TaylorMadeRanch

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Wordless Wednesday: Foggy Sunrise

by Tammy Taylor

 

07-14 Foggy Morn With Cows #TaylorMadeRanch

My morning was touched with fog silently covering the trees, and the distant mooing of our newest calf is the only thing that surrounds me in this beautiful peace. ~TMR~

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