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Used to never be able to use the wifi at my farm until I moved my router to the barn. Now I have a stable connection. I have never been one for wanting large enclosed places of any sort, unless I have the money to hire someone else to clean it for me. LOL that’s funny, don’t we all wish… The post Barn It! appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Prior to physically owning goats, we were somewhat, sort-of, mentally prepared for the idea that goats are easily stressed, and that they react poorly to stress, often by falling ill. We brought the does home on July 15, and most transitioned well, just had a few quiet days then perked up and went about their goat business. Bean (so named… The post Under the Weather appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
It has been a whirlwind summer. The garden went in, with many lessons learned through the whole season. In early July, we got enough of the fencing done to put goats in. In mid July, we purchased 8 Boer does and brought them home. We learned about goat bloat, parasites, deworming, and stress induced illness pretty early on. As well… The post As summer fades appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Hello readers! My best intentions to write regularly always fall apart when life happens and I have things to write about. We have been steadily getting ready for winter, like the new goat waterer, secured to the fencing and ready to have the floating water de-icer added when the time comes. For this winter, it’ll be kept full by hauling… The post Autumn Aurora Borealis appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
You might already follow us on Facebook or Instagram and so saw the news and photos last week, but for those of you who haven’t heard, we have 9 new babies; 6 of our does kidded between Jan 17-23. Time has become a limited resource more than ever, but I wanted to share these! We are getting tons of lessons,… The post Welcome to the World appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Something I’ve discovered since our first kid was born on January 17, is that it can be heartbreakingly difficult to separate fact from fiction in farming/livestock circles online. People can be careless with advice, usually not maliciously so, but sometimes poor advice makes for dead animals. Look for the information you need from a wide variety of sources, one ideally… The post Selenium supplements: Canada (Selon-e) vs USA (BO-SE) appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
It’s 2011, we’re new to Canada from the mild climate of Oregon. My wonderful husband doesn’t want me driving my 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan up here. He spoils me with a brand new 2011 Buick Enclave, a 7 seater showroom model with wood trim and is just lovely. And so, so overpriced. I did some research before we… The post Water is life….. except when it’s not appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Here we have Tomatoes: Round 2, after I inadvertently murdered half of Round 1 by leaving them outside, defenseless against the upcoming below freezing temperatures. Moms know all about pregnancy brain and baby brain… I guess puppy brain is a thing too *sigh* I meant… The post Round 2 Tomatoes appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Wheat Bran Cereal, Raisin Bran Cereal, Bran Muffins of every flavour…. Wheat Bran is famous for it’s health benefits, but the recipes it’s used in most often aren’t necessarily things you normally eat or want to eat, or maybe you’re looking for additional ways to… The post Wheat Bran Yeast Bread appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Pasta meals, like this Tortellini with Sausage meal, probably shouldn’t be made too often with the high carbohydrate and sodium amounts, but life is short and moderation is everything. I love the process of cooking: the planning and preparation, on through to cooking and sitting… The post Tortellini with Farmer’s Sausage appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Up here in central-western Alberta summer, is often just a suggestion and more accurately called “mud and construction season”, and spring and fall are unofficially known as “late winter” and “early winter.” To add insult to injury, our soil consists of an inch or so of decent top soil and then concrete. Well, not literal […] The post Growing Potatoes in Zone 3 Alberta appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
If you’re like me, you often leave meal planning a little too close to last minute and end up making something that’s quick instead of what you wanted. There were times in my past lives where I would sit down – with both time and quiet on my side – to write out elaborate meal […] The post 7 Recipes To Try This Weekend appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Frog Eye Salad is a fruit salad which a tendency to make people give me a worried look, like I’ve lost my mind. Maybe so, but that’s more than this blog can cover. Once they’ve tried it, though, most really like it. It is not a universally loved food, but it is love by many, […] The post Frog Eye Salad appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
This guacamole recipe is a great – no, huge – leap up from using one of those premade seasoning packets to mix into mashed avocados. We’ve been using a handwritten copy since the mid ’00s but it’s one that never made it to the site until I started getting serious about putting all my recipes […] The post Guacamole appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
I make this potato salad so often that I’d forgotten it was even on the website. I went to add it and there it was, from March 2009! I’ve only recently – in the past couple years – been brave enough to make this for people outside our house and have gotten nothing but happy […] The post Potato Salad appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
Last year we put in the new compost bin that we picked up at Costco. It’s made in Canada from recycled plastic and not very pretty to look at, but that’s ok. Functional is good enough, pretty is just a bonus. I left it alone for a full year, only adding material. It has been […] The post How to turn compost appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
A steak purist will tell you a good steak doesn’t need anything but [insert their favourite grill here]. A steak purist doesn’t know what they’re missing by using a great marinade, but they’re not completely wrong. The best cuts, properly cooked, are very tasty on their own. Most other cuts, and beef from older cattle, […] The post Steak Marinade appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.
This is one of our favourite cookies. The chewy texture, a large part thanks to the extra baking soda, with the sweet richness from the black strap molasses and spices results in me having to hide the cookie jar so they last more than a day. I have tried other qualities of molasses, but the […] The post Ginger Molasses Cookies appeared first on Owl Creek Farm.