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Wild Flowers Are Blooming!

These lovely blue flowers come up on the Ranch every year here and there through the property. They are called Bluedicks. DICHELOSTEMMA CAPITATUM CLUSTER-LILY FAMILY Thin Soils/Bedrock Outcrops medium tall; 6″-30″ The purple flowers of this species are packed in a tight cluster. Depending on the weather and habitat, individual plants can be...

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Grilled PB&J Sandwiches

Well, I know this isn’t a big deal, but I really think it is fun for kids of all ages!  Kids will think they are eating in some fancy restaurant. I think you could serve this for a casual dessert at parties. They are easy to serve on platters when cut into half...

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2 New Solar Panels Added!

This is Paul from Alternative Energy Systems Inc. He is getting ready to install two new solar panels to our system. The more panels, the more energy! We are generating more energy and it is so exciting. Someday I will purchase an electric car we can plug right into our system and never...

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More Birds at Destiny Ranch

At Destiny Ranch I have two hummingbird feeders. The hummers are so beautiful and are such fun to watch. You need to always keep the water clean as you can cause the birds sickness if the water becomes fermented or moldy. I always make the sugar water myself, and it does not need...

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Deer In Our Meadow

Last week we were up early on the Ranch and caught these pictures of the herd of deer that live in our meadow. The Buck has his head down but you can see the new fuzzy points growing in. Last year He had four points on each side so this year he will...

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Roast Chicken Re-Discovered

This is the moistest roast chicken you will ever make. I have made hundreds of roasted chickens in my life and was disappointed many times with the brownness or the dry breast meat. So I thought about how beer can chicken makes a moist chicken because of the liquid in the can. I...

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Grilled Tiramisu with a Twist

This is an easy recipe that is an elegant dessert when put into individual cocktail glasses and served with a small sprig of mint on top. You will impress your friends and family with the grilled flavor and the twist of orange on top. Have fun! Grilled Tiramisu with a Twist 6 large...

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Quinoa Salad

I took this salad to the dog show in Dixon last weekend and a young handler only took one spoonful, and so I kind of watched her eat it. and when she tasted it she looked at me and said, “Wow, I usually don’t like quinoa salads yet this one is great,” and...

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Spoof-A-Letta

This is my take off on the classic Muffaletta, a popular sandwich originating among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spoof-A-Letta 1 box puff pastry. Approx. 2 T. Grain mustard or a dark mustard of choice( I like Sierra Nevada porter mustard.) 1 pkg Sargento sliced provolone cheese divided 1/2 lb sliced Italian...

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Burn Day!

Yesterday was burn day here on the Ranch. This is the brush and pine needles that will be burned throughout the day.  Bill uses a rake and a pitchfork to feed the fires’ fuel. He also has a hose on and ready to wet the ground around the fire to keep it from...