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Wordless Wednesday: Home on the Range

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Wordless Wednesday: Makin’ Babies

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Brown Ranch Hamburger Beef Animal Share

Brown Ranch Hamburger Beef Animal Share 

We are excited to expand our grass-fed meat program! We are offering a chance to buy a live beef animal share! As always, our certified Natural Black Angus cattle have never been fed grain, never received any antibiotics or added hormones. They have lived their lives peacefully and humanely on our 6th generation cattle ranch, enjoying winter and spring in the Sacramento Valley and a second spring and summer in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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We are offering the following shares: 

A petite share – 10 lbs of hamburger for $55.

A small share – 20 lbs of hamburger for $105.

A medium share – 50 lbs of hamburger for $250.

A large share – 100 lbs of hamburger for $475.

A paleo share – 200 lbs of hamburger for $900.

Please contact Megan Brown (530) 518-4432 or megrbrown@gmail.com for more information. 

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Video: Roping a Calf From the Polaris Ranger

Don't wear flip flops to doctor calves. This is why I have the most hideous feet you've ever seen. Boots, socks, pants - they are your friends!

Don’t wear flip flops to doctor calves. This is why I have the most hideous feet you’ve ever seen. Boots, socks, pants – they are your friends!

Our friend Pete Neer came over for dinner, but ended up being put to work! We’ve had a really aggressive strain of pink eye hit our cattle. We’ve been very pro-active, treating them for flies (that helps prevent the spread), giving them minerals (healthy cows are happy cows!), and staying on top of the sick ones.

Despite our best effort to prevent illness in our cattle, we’ve had to treat some.

We used antibiotics on this calf because if we wouldn’t have the calf would have been in a lot of pain, and lost his eye. He’ll be sold separate from the rest if our herd, but that will be next year. By that time, no residue will be left. I use AB’s as a last ditch effort, very carefully, and very respectfully.

When we use antibiotics it costs us a lot of money. Not something that a ranch wants to do. It’s costs us to treat the calf and after it is treated, it’s not worth as much money because we can’t sell it as ‘natural’. That is why we work so hard to keep our cattle healthy. Quite simply, our consumers demand it, and we want them happy.

That is me screaming because my Dad wasn’t paying attention when that cow was in front of us! I thought he was going to hit her!

The calf is now fine. He can see, he feels good, he is healthy. It’s really amazing how one little shot can save a life.

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Book Family Farm Pastured Pork

Remember the guest post that Brian Drake did a couple weeks ago? Well I am pleased to annouce they have pork available!!!

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Giveaway: Body Bar

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My Mom and I have made our own beauty products for as long as I can remember. In High School I had my own line of lip balm I’d sell to all my friends. One of my favorite things we make are solid body bars. Basically it is just a solid form of lotion. I love them in the summer because I store mine in the refrigerator and it feels so nice to moisturize my skin with a lovely chilled bar. But these are great year around, especially in the winter when the cold makes our skin so dry.

This week’s giveaway is for one of these bars. This particular batch is very natural. It has a slight earthy scent. I added a few drops of lavender and eucalyptus essential oils. The scent natural beeswax and cocoa butter are also noticeable.

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I make each batch in my kitchen, in small batches. Each bar contains: beeswax, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, lanolin, coconut oil,  lavender and eucalyptus essential oil and vitamin E.

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You know the drill, all you have to do is comment on my blog. I’ll pick a winner from random.org. I’ll pick a winner next Thursday, September 29, 2011. Good luck!

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