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How To Make A Canning Lid Pumpkin

Holiday Craft DIY – Canning Lid Pumpkin

I love Fall. The smells, the sweater weather, the hot cocoa, and the colors and in my area of Idaho that includes canning.  Knowing how to can and putting your canning knowledge to good use, is a great way to help sustain your families food storage supply. If you’ve never canned before visit our blog article “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Canning Today!

But what if you do can and have leftover canning lids this DIY craft project might be a fun way to usher in the Fall season. Today we are going to teach you how to make a cute Halloween canning lid pumpkin using your leftover canning lids!

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Canning Today!

 

A Family Affair!  Top 5 Reasons To Start Canning

by Garden_geek_sisters

We are 5 sisters from Idaho who love to can! We grew up canning alongside our grandma and our mother! It’s of our heritage, a cherished skill passed down from generation to generation! The wife of a farmer and rancher as well as the mother of 5 children, our grandmother found canning an essential part of life. At age 90, she still cans today! She learned from her mother and ours from her. Now we want to share this love with, not only our posterity but with you! We want to share some reasons why starting your first canning adventure will be worth it!

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The point of this article is not to make you feel bad about shopping at your local grocery store for food or feel like you need to be a canning expert to get started. What we will show you is why preserving even one item a year can and will enrich you and your families life.

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Fall Chicks Are Here!

Get Your Fall Chicks Flock Started Now

However, Fall or Winter can be successful seasons to get a jump start on next year’s flock. There are advantages to getting Fall chicks instead of waiting for springtime. Listed below are a few of them.  You can get chicks at all 25 of our store locations! Find your local store, here

Tentative Store Delivery Dates:
Idaho, Utah (including Elko & Yuma) Store – Sept 4th, 11th, & 18th
Arizona (excluding elko & Yuma), Nevada Stores  – October 9th, 16th & 23rd.

  1. Acclimating New Fall Chicks to Hot Climates.

Extremely hot weather can be very hard on animals living outdoors. A good portion of the United States is in hot to very hot climates. Chickens of all ages can struggle with adjusting to scorching temperatures. Starting your flock in the fall allows your chicks to make a smooth transition from an indoor brooder box to an outdoor coop.

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Learn How to Easily Churn Butter At Home

Here is a simple way to churn butter at home!

What goes better with warm homemade bread than creamy homemade butter?  We were able to churn butter using an LEM Butter Churner that you can find at any of our 25 C-A-L Ranch Stores.  Find a store.

We included a basic recipe for this blog, but other recipes are included also. Let’s begin!

Step one, open up your  LEM Butter Churner.  Buy this online

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Step 2,  the ingredients.

Grilled Steaks – Southwest Chipotle New York Strip Steaks

SOUTHWEST CHIPOTLE NEW YORK STRIP GRILLED STEAKS RECIPE

by Brian Becktel – CAL Ranch Stores Sporting Goods Merchandising Assistant

This grilled steaks recipe makes enough for four 10 oz grilled steaks.

Ingredients:

    • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
    • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    • 2 Tbsp Ground Chipotle Pepper
    • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
    • 1 Tbsp Smoked paprika
    • 2 tsp Mustard Powder
    • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
    • 2 tsp Garlic Powder

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How To Get Ready For Eclipse 2017

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Readiness Guide for Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017 on Aug 21st is fast approaching and Star gazers across the country will be headed towards their preferred viewing destination.  Not sure where to go to get the best view of Eclipse 2017?  Here is a map from NASA showing where the path of totality will happen from Oregon on the West Coast across to South Carolina in the on the East Coast.  Where are you heading to get your view of this galactic phenomenon?

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Learn How To Make Dutch Oven Bread – Step by Step DIY Recipe Guide

Yummy Dutch Oven Bread Recipe

The smell of fresh bread never fails to take me back to my childhood. I’m suddenly sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen, watching in awe as she baked her famous bread for all of us to enjoy. This blog post is going to go in a less traditional direction, we’re going to learn how to bake dutch oven bread in the great outdoors!

Dutch oven meals can make or break a camping trip. In all my experience, the best trips are the ones that produced successful Dutch oven meals such as peach cobbler or vegetable stew so I’m always looking for new recipes to try while camping. One thing I never considered making  Dutch oven bread. Luckily, Camp Chef has a 4-ingredient recipe for dutch oven bread so simple and delicious, parents love to make it and children love to eat it.
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Pioneer Youth Trek Supply List

Trek Supply List For Pioneer Excursions

The purpose of this blog is to provide a sort of “Trek Supply List” for everything you might need while hiking–or trekking–through the great outdoors, specifically a Pioneer Youth Trek.

Like anything else, if you’re planning ahead for your Pioneer Trek Supply there probably are various items that are especially relevant to your success.  of importance you’re going to want to make sure you have with you before you leave that every pioneer trekker needs. Stay tuned while we cover the basics of what you can find at C-A-L Ranch Stores.
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Fun Country Kitchen Decor Ideas

Country Kitchen Decor Just for You

 

Remember the stories your parents or grandparents told you about how they were woken up by the rooster crowing in their youth? How they got up early to milk the cows and tend to the chickens before the sun rose each morning? This wonder, commonly known as country life brings fond memories of a bygone era to those who didn’t have to do that. To those who did, a strong work ethic and appreciation for the simple things in life was developed over time. Either way, country kitchen decor is something all can appreciate when considering home decor.

The kitchen is the center of every home whether country or suburban.   Whether you would you like to remodel your suburban kitchen in the spirit of country life and create that feel in your home of simpler times or add to your existing country kitchen, C-A-L Ranch has what you need.

Here are some ideas on how you can translate this scene into your home, utilizing the farm and ranch style home décor section at your local C-A-L Ranch Store or Online at www.calranch.com

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