Day in the life

By Metalbone Ranch

So heres some pics and hopefully some videos of the Soper tower I went to fix this monring at the start of the storm:   Tree Tunnel – This tree wasnt there the first two times I went through here Windy Windy Windy and Wet  – Little nerve racking when big trees move and your underneath

Spring is busier than normal. Or is it?

By Metalbone Ranch

Wow! So hadn’t paid much attention but the last month has flown by.  I didn’t even realize it had been almost a month since my last post.  Well obviously that means its been busy. For those one or two interested lots has been going on.  DUH! right its spring.  I am finding myself with spring…

Spring is here

By Metalbone Ranch

Yep.  It’s that time of the year again.  Time to start prepping for the spring time.  Been getting a few things done here an there. Got the calves separated so they can be weened. Garden has been planted for the most part.  Got Asparagus, garlic, Okra, Swiss Chard, Squash and cucumber planted in the beds. …

Vendor Loyalty. Say what?

By Metalbone Ranch

So today I thought I would do something a bit different on my write up.  While I have several other things going on I will post on those later.  Back when I was contracting one of the things I enjoyed is vendor loyalty or subcontractor loyalty.  I had the same subcontractors for 10 years.  Now…

How fresh are my eggs?

By Metalbone Ranch

Firstly, fill a fairly deep bowl with water and carefully lower the egg into the water. A very fresh egg will immediately sink to the bottom and lie flat on its side. This is because the air cell within the egg is very small. The egg should also feel quite heavy. As the egg starts…

Work Stew

By Metalbone Ranch

So here I am finding myself with multiple projects in multiple arenas.  Laundry Room rip up, garden, chicken and cattle.  It’s amazing how life doesn’t hardly ever fit into our own personal categorization of what we expect.  This seems to happen more often than not.  While me personally I would love to be able to…

Slow times

By Metalbone Ranch

So hasn’t been alot going on work wise the couple weeks.  More personal stuff taking up my time lately.  Working on getting another business going in the apparel printing side of things so getting the online shop setup http://www.metalbone.com/apparel/.  Just trying to get products setup up and pricing has been a chore.  I am also…

The Semi Beginning

By Metalbone Ranch

So for the most part I grew up gardening or dealing with animals of some sort.  We always had some animal around whether it be a sheep, cow, chickens or what not.  We never had more than one or a few but they were always around.  We also always had a large garden with plenty…