Let’s Start Us Some Seeds!

Time to get this year’s fresh produce offerings for the farm stand going… or growing in our indoor greenhouse. We aren’t doing lettuce, spinach or any other heat sensitive veggies this year as the good old Farmer’s Almanac says hot, long summer. When you live in the Mojave Desert, you take words like ‘hot’ seriously….

The Business Side Part 1

Bring up the subject of contracts, record keeping and tax paperwork to someone when they’re just starting homesteading and you’ll likely be ignored. There’s plenty of time for that. We aren’t THAT big yet. I don’t want to bother people with all that legal stuff, it’ll scare them off. Catch up with that same homesteader…

Puppy Cookies

In case you hadn’t guessed, I really 💞 my animals. To the point of home made treats. Today I’m sharing my puppy cookies.  I sell these at our seasonal farm stand and they’re always a big hit. Plus, there’s just TWO ingredients!    Baby food purée. Brand doesn’t matte, just make sure it’s fruit or…

KeenbergRanch.com

We wanted to make it even easier to reach us, see what we’re up to and find out if we have anything cute for sale. Therefore we added two new domains, which forward visitors to our main ranch site. Pick your favorite to save – Keenberg.com KeenbergRanch.com CircleKRanch.info CircleKRanch.co

Our Four Legged Partners

A ranch dog differs from a city dog in many ways, both subtle and not. Ours spend their days watching over the hundred plus animals on our growing ranch. We have to control them, often from half an acre or more away, with hand signals and few verbal cues. Much different from teaching a city…

Super Women

I’ve been blessed to know some amazing women in my life. Women like Pat, a single mom who always found time to make her daughter’s friends feel loved.  Bessie, my maternal grandmother, born in 1900, she picked crops in the fields of Southern California during the dust bowl, never learned to drive and kept fishing…

Is It A Rabbit?

One of the comments I here a lot, be it from suburban home owners, gardeners, even a couple landscaper or two -they’ve got a rabbit problem. There’s usually a hole, maybe a pile of dirt, and something chewed up. Must be a rabbit! Domestic rabbits can’t mate with wild rabbits. They have different numbers of…

How One Becomes A Cat Lady

IN my defense, I was set up to be a cat lady from birth. Growing up, we usually hosted seven or more feline friends. My grandparents had several and I’ve got this one aunt with dozens. That said, I was doing fine until recently. The last year recently. That’s when word got out in the…

Skipping Leap Year In 2020

Anyone else convinced there’s a group of snickering, slightly sadistic people sitting in a room somewhere, tasked solely with finding ways to make the average, just going about their day, person insane with calendars? Think about leap year. First, some fool gets the calendar wrong. Like any technophile, he creates a work around – leap…

One Potato, Two Potato

I love canned potatoes. They’re a great add in for soups, savory pies and casseroles. You can even turn them into potato salad and mashed potatoes. And don’t forget breakfast! Okay, I love potatoes A LOT! Stater Bros had a good sale on russets this week, so I grabbed 40 pounds and spent today in…

Let’s Get Planning!

By the time the new year arrives, I’m usually five or six garden plans into my brain dump. It takes me a dozen before I settle on the one I’ll start with – it’ll change before the fall harvest is even planted. First, I was going to do raised beds. But, once you hit a…

New Year, New Blog

I’ll admit it, I’m normal. Okay, stop laughing – especially those related to me. Like many, perhaps most, bloggers, I got all excited, set up a spot, wrote a few dozen posts and……forgot about it. For 18 months in my case. Oh well, it happens, right? New year, new attempt. We are creating a fantastic…