Out of the Box

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Recycled Take Out

Recycled Take Out

We all have those days when, after cleaning and yard work and trips to the dump, you just can't even imagine cooking dinner.  Right? We all have those days when it's just easier to jump in the car and go pick up something delicious that was made and packaged for us, bring it home and eat on the couch.  It…
Espresso

Espresso

Alright...Honesty Time. I have a fairly new addiction to coffee beverages purchased from coffee shops.  Sometimes the beverages are purchased from our local coffee shop, but more often than not they're purchased from Starbucks. I know, it's a problem.  A very expensive, chemical filled, bad for the environment problem.I think that part of the problem stems from the fact that…

Ideas & Inspirations!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I trust you all are relaxing, reflecting and looking forward to all of the possibilities the 2013 has in store for each of us.Speaking of reflections...Since officially finishing school on December 17th, I've found myself feeling a bit resistant to being online all the time.  Maybe it was the holidays, wonderful celebrations, catching a nasty (and…
Freezing Goats Milk

Freezing Goats Milk

Our adventure with goat milking has been very fruitful so far and we're honestly just trying to find ways to keep up with the production!  Who knew goats could produce so much milk?!  Well, now we do!  Cajeta, cheese and fudge are delicious and goat milk makes a nice addition to black tea, but there's only so much goat milk…
A Half of a Cow

A Half of a Cow

Well, we've gone and done it.  We've invested in a half of a cow. Holy moly. After last January's purchase of a quarter of a cow, we decided to move forward and move up in the ordering department.  So, about 2 months ago, we placed our order with D&R Ranch again and waited patiently to be called to set our cut…
Sprout Pencils

Sprout Pencils

A couple of months ago I saw this kickstarter project online and decided to donate a few dollars to the idea...such a cool idea...and watch it come into fruition!  I mean, really, who needs more pencil nubs just lying around?  Certainly not me!Well, I just got my pencils and now I can't wait to start using them!  Although, I do…
The First Milking

The First Milking

Welp, it's official...we have decided to move forward with the goat milking gig and yesterday afternoon was our first shot at it!The agreement is that we will milk twice a week (on Saturdays and Wednesdays) with the understanding that 1) we will give two weeks notice if we (or she) will be out of town to ensure milking is covered…