It’s time for a little break from the internet and social media. We’ve got an orchard to build and other things to do and not enough time to do it all.
A little under a month ago we started the paperwork to purchase another 80 acres of property for Timeless Ranch. This time for a commercial pomegranate orchard here in the Big Bend of Texas. Like most of the things we get involved in, we like to jump right in and get them done. Once we […]
Well…. we survived! It’s been a full year now since we started our little off-grid adventure in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert on the border of Mexico. We’ve had our ups and downs, good times and bad but…. we’re still here and we have no regrets! I had to take a look back at […]
Two of our dogs have been enjoying some time away from the homestead lately. No idea where they are going or what they are doing but for their safety, something needed to be done. Made the long haul to Alpine and Ft Stockton with a friend and neighbor this afternoon to consider kennel options. After […]
Got a little precip this morning. Ended up with 8/100ths of an inch. I’ll have the Rainfall Reports page updated soon. Manny Express (AKA, UPS) dropped off several hundred pots for the pomegranate cuttings today. We went with 3 gallon Root Pouches because they are a little easier to work with than conventional pots, allow the […]
Added another 10 chickens to our flock today. That brings us up to around 38 which is about 1/2 of our goal. We’re working on getting licensed so that we can sell our eggs to the local stores and the farmers market. As long as the birds can pay their own way, we’ll keep adding […]
It’s been a little while since I made a post on the blog so I thought i’d post a little update from the ranch. Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on around here. We’ve been hauling a lot of cow and horse manure from Alpine, TX about 75 miles to the north. This […]
Sprouting grains instead of feeding them dry is not a new concept but it is making a comeback. We’ve been looking into this for a while now and decided to give it a shot for our chickens. Dry grain digestibility is roughly 40% while sprouted grain is 80%. Plus, after just a few short days, […]
These are a few of my favorite photos that I captured here at Timeless Ranch in 2013. My apologies in advance for all of the photos of the sky. We spend a lot of our time looking up there these days. The other thing I would like to talk about is this paragraph that you’re […]
Moving off-grid is by far the biggest leap we’ve ever made. We’ve lived in the country, the city and the suburbs. We’ve lived in the desert, the mountains, the forest and the flatlands. All of that was no big deal. To start completely over with nothing but a piece of dirt was an eye opener […]
Well, heck. Things went so well with the chickens yesterday that I was pretty excited to let them out again. Woke up this morning and I didn’t even hesitate. Skipped the morning routine and just walked right outside and opened up the mini-coop. Bam! Everyone’s just as happy as can be and life is good. […]
Started out the day doing a little laundry. Alayna: Whatcha cookin’, dad? Me: My underwear Alayna: Ooooooooooook! (things they wish they had never asked) Then it dawned on us that we hadn’t seen our little pit bull since last night. Went looking for him and found him a mile down the road heading towards the […]
Thanks to all of you who take the time to share our lives with us out here. We truly enjoy the friendship that we share with you all – no matter where you are. From the Millers to all of you, Merry Christmas!
Decided to use another IBC tote for our next compost bin. Upgraded this one with some PVC pipes on the inside for ventilation. This should give us rich humus in under 9 months with no turning. Humanure is a wonderful thing…