Tons of Snacks to Carry in the High Country

Whether I'm exploring, hunting, or on another adventure, the high country is a place I love. When I'm out for a day hike or week long expedition I always carry rations of food. Snacks come in handy in the event you wind up stuck on the side of the mountain for more than your intended …

Quick and Easy Antlered Christmas

I'm always looking for hacks to make life easier, projects quicker and Christmas more enjoyable here at the ranch. That's why I wanted to share my daughter's idea of a decorated tree, which I actually happen to love! What do antlers have to do with Christmas? Well, said daughter loves antlers because hunting for them …

Ranch Life – A Red Head in the Pond

So, some days things don't go according to plan around the Anstine Ranch, including days when red heads end up in the pond. Today I planned to get my Thursday YouTube video edited and uploaded, so you can view it tomorrow. Let me tell you how my plan got ...  maybe not derailed, but off-track. …

Country Life – Ride More, Worry Less | Mia’s Motivations

Charging horses

No, I haven't been worrying, but I saw this meme on a friend's Facebook page today. It was a beautiful reminder of a way to reduce stress and reminded me to put a call in to my farrier. It's time to smile and ride! See below for 10 Reasons Horses are the Best Friends. Follow …

Turkey Tuesday with Thomas and Buster

Tom and Buster enjoying a walk together.

A Turkey Tuesday post that could dub as a Throwback as well! Thomas the turkey was so much fun! This is a post from about five years ago. You should see Big-O Buster now.  Follow me – ►Twitter  ►Facebook  ►+Google ►Pinterest ►YouTube ►Instagram   We have many animals at the Anstine Ranch.  We have horses, mules, an occasional steer …

Warding off mosquitos the all natural way – Lime & Cloves

It's been an incredible summer for mosquitos both at work and at home so when I saw this suggestion for repellent, I was interested. LG and I saw a pretty lime, cut in half with cloves inserted into it as we scrolled through a social media timeline somewhere. We are both certain the remedy was …