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  1. Building the Perfect Brooder

    Building the Perfect Brooder
    First time with chicks? You may be asking yourself, what is a brooder box and what do I need. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. A brooder box is a heated house for chicks and setting up your own is super easy. PROTIP-set up your brooder before you pick up your chicks.     Supplies you’ll need for you brooder...
  2. What the Flock? Chickens, Ducks, Turkey, and More: How to Raise a Mixed Flock

    What the Flock? Chickens, Ducks, Turkey, and More: How to Raise a Mixed Flock
    Whether it’s your first time with chickens or you’re an expert, raising a mixed flock can be a challenge. There are many factors that go into having a multi-species flock. Feed, space, and housing are different for each type of poultry. How can you accommodate everyone and what do you need to look out for?   Having a multi-species flock...
  3. From Chick to Chicken and In Between

    From Chick to Chicken and In Between
    Welcoming home your new chicks is just the start of their life with you as their caregiver.   Bringing New Chicks Home It’s very important to keep your new chicks between 95- and 100-degrees Fahrenheit for the first week. Baby chicks would normally get the heat they need from their mother hen; the heat lamp replaces the need for a...
  4. 4-Steps to Take for a Healthy Spring Lawn

    4-Steps to Take for a Healthy Spring Lawn
    As winter winds down and spring fever sets in, we know you’re restlessly waiting to begin readying your lawn. A little bit of TLC now will get you ahead of the warmer weather and can give you a jump start on a great, green lawn.   Follow these steps to grow a healthy, green lawn.   1. Step 1 Spring...
  5. Cut Above Lawn Program

    Cut Above Lawn Program
    With our Cut Above Lawn Program, featuring Fertilome—you can have your grass ready for backyard BBQs and playtime in no time! We recommend a broadcast spreader to distribute lawn treatments in the most easy and precise way. We carry a wide selection of options for broadcast applicators from small handheld spreaders (perfect for small lawns and spot treating), push spreaders...
  6. Queso Blanco Dip

    Queso Blanco Dip
    Need the perfect dip? Well look no further! We’ve got you covered with this creamy, tangy, Queso Blanco Dip! You can never go wrong with dip at any party, backyard bbq, or everyday dinner. Don’t worry about leftovers! This will be gone in minutes. Or make double so you can make our Pulled Pork Nachos. Recipe also found on our...
  7. Jar of Nothing for Those Difficult Gifts

    Jar of Nothing for Those Difficult Gifts
    We’ve all been there! They said they wanted nothing… “NOTHING” for their Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or even Christmas. And now it is up to you to try figure out if they really meant nothing or if they want a real gift but didn’t want to give any hints.  Well, we have great news for you! We have the solution so...
  8. Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns

    Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns
    Quick and Easy Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns You may have tried Hungry Jack Hashbrowns.  If you haven't you really are missing out. They are ready in minutes, just add water and fry them up to get diner-style hashbrowns for the family. Sometimes you want a little variety though. Wait until you try these Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack...
  9. Introducing Wildology: A Super Pet Food

    Introducing Wildology: A Super Pet Food
    Meet Wildology Pet food; Super Pet Food for Super Pets "What is a SUPERLIFE for a pet?" Wildology believes that it's when your pet is doing what they love best: playing, fetching, running, hiking, chasing, and climbing. Happy pets are healthy and full of energy, and what you feed them affects this. Wildology pet food is stuffed with all of the...
  10. Baking Cookies on the Smoker

    Baking Cookies on the Smoker
    Cookies on the Smoker Taste AMAZING! Avid smokers (I'm talking smoker grills) will tell you that everything tastes better smoked. Some who may be considering getting into smoking, may feel a bit intrepid, because of the time and prep work that goes into smoking. You hear about people waking up early to get some meat on the smoker, that won't...
  11. DIY: Candy Tackle Boxes

    DIY: Candy Tackle Boxes
    How to Make  A Candy Tackle Box Want to get creative with your gift ideas for the fisherman in your life? Sometimes it is nice to mix things up. If you are looking for something new and fresh to gift, look no farther, C-A-L Ranch is here to share a great idea for for any occasion. These candy tackle boxes are...
  12. Super Easy Popcorn Gift Jars

    Super Easy Popcorn Gift Jars
    Super Easy Popcorn Gift Jars for any Occasion Are you looking for an easy gift to pass out to your kids' teachers or your new neighbors? These Super Easy popcorn gift jars are perfect for any occasion, and they are so easy to make. Plus you can find everything you need at your local C-A-L Ranch store. Materials needed: Mason...
  13. Cold-Weather Grilling Tips

    Cold-Weather Grilling Tips
    Pro Cold-Weather Grilling Tips: It may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean that you have to put your grill away. We want to share some great cold-weather grilling tips with you to keep all you grill-masters in top shape. Select a prime spot for your grill: Place your grill away from the wind and other elements, when possible, allowing...
  14. Putting together a Winter Kit for your Car or Truck

    Putting together a Winter Kit for your Car or Truck
    For those of us in colder climates, winter is here bringing with it snow, cold, and lots of fun. We snowbound people love our winters. We get anxious for that perfect powder each year. When the snow falls, we are out with our skis, sleds, and winter toys. There is so much fun to be had when the snow hits...
  15. New Years Day is Here, Make Great Resolutions

    New Years Day is Here, Make Great Resolutions
    Another New Years Day is upon us. It is a time of reflection and resolve. We have put together some of what we feel are great resolutions for 2019. Get outside-patio, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating We live in a fantastic time where the world is literally at our fingertips. We can experience anything without having to leave the couch...
  16. Dehydrated Food - A Guide To Making Your Own

    Dehydrated Food - A Guide To Making Your Own
    Dehydrating food is a great way to preserve food and it tastes great too.  So what is dehydrated food? Food drying is a method of food preservation in which food is dried. Drying inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and mold through the removal of water. (Wikipedia)  When considering ways to store food, dehydration is a great option.  This article will go over...
  17. RV Pre-Trip Checklist - Do This Before Your Next Road Trip

    RV Pre-Trip Checklist - Do This Before Your Next Road Trip
    Is Your RV Ready To Go Have Fun? School is out, the sun is shining, the days are longer, and nights are getting warmer. It is finally time to get the RV ready and head out on the open road. CAL Ranch is dedicated to making sure that your travel plans this summer are memorable and worry-free.  It doesn’t matter...
  18. Cook The Perfect Western Style Sirloin Steak

    Cook The Perfect Western Style Sirloin Steak
     Pan Seared Western Style Sirloin: Ingredients: Two 8-10oz Sirloin Steaks Bottle of Hi-Mountain Steak Western Style Seasoning 1 Tbsp. Olive oil ¼ Cup Butter Materials: One 12” Cast Iron Skillet One Pair tongs Large Spoon One Cutting Board One metal Pot Directions: Pre-cooking preparation: Bring your sirloin steaks to room temperature on a clean cutting board. Once at room temperature...
  19. How To Make Your Own Soap

    How To Make Your Own Soap
    Simple Recipes to Make Your Own Soap Skin is the biggest organ we have. The skin protects the body but it also absorbs anything that is put on it. Whether it’s natural or toxic, it absorbs into your skin and bloodstream. Why not control what ingredients go into your skin by learning how to make your own soap? It is...
  20. Picking A Calving Season

    Picking A Calving Season
    Many farms follow their current calving schedule simply because that's always how it's been done. But as more and more farms begin to diversify their operations (producing calves and crops throughout the year), some farmers are beginning to wonder if they should switch up their calving seasons. Figuring out which calving season to choose can be complex; each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here's some basic info to help you choose when to run your calving operations. Continue reading →
  21. Chicken Feed - Everything You Need To Know

    Chicken Feed - Everything You Need To Know
    You finally made the choice to buy chicks! A home, feeder, and waterer are set up for them, but how do you decide what kind of chicken feed to use? There are so many different kinds! I’m going to tell you about the different kinds of feeds and the pros and cons of each to help you narrow your search...
  22. K9 Honey - Natural Canine Food Supplement

    K9 Honey - Natural Canine Food Supplement
    K9 Honey, Natural Health Supplement for Dogs We’ve all heard the benefits of eating raw natural honey. It helps with weight management, it helps relieve pollen allergies, it’s a natural energy source, tons of antioxidants, helps with sleep, reduces recovery time in healing wounds and ulcers, is a natural cough syrup and MORE! So why not give all these awesome...
  23. How to Plan Your First Winter Camping Adventure

    How to Plan Your First Winter Camping Adventure
    Oh, waking up to the sound of birds chirping in the morning, warm sun rays inviting you to go barefoot through the crystal dew drops hanging by each grass thread, the smell of last night’s campfire still lingering in the air…it’s all those little things that make camping such a magical experience. Too bad winter is coming… Should you stop doing what you love once the first snowflakes begin to fall? No! Even though they may appear as warm-weather outdoor activities, not all of them are limited to summer months. Sure, we all know that hiking is a year-round activity. But have you ever considered snow camping or winter paddle boarding? Continue reading →
  24. Sporting Dog Health In The Field

    Sporting Dog Health In The Field
    SPORTING DOG HEALTH: YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IN THE FIELD The fall colors are fast approaching which means the bird-hunting season is right around the corner. For those discerning hunters that chase their tail-wagging companions around, it is important to recognize the environmental elements a sporting dog can face afield and the precautionary measures that can be taken to help alleviate risk in a trip to the vet office. sporting dog For a sporting dog,  eyes, ears, and footpads are three areas that see the most abuse and can lead to irritations and infections that prove quite troublesome. In my years of guiding wing shooting trips and training pointing & flushing breeds alike, here are some tips to keep your hunting partner running the whole season: Continue reading →
  25. How To Make A Canning Lid Pumpkin

    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! Continue reading →
  26. Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Canning Today!

    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! canning 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. Continue reading →
  27. Fall Chicks Are Here!

    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. 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. Continue reading →
  28. Learn How to Easily Churn Butter At Home

    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 churn butterchurn butter Step 2,  the ingredients. Continue reading →
  29. Grilled Steaks - Southwest Chipotle New York Strip Steaks

    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 Continue reading →
  30. How To Get Ready For Eclipse 2017

    How To Get Ready For Eclipse 2017
    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? Continue reading →
  31. Learn How To Make Dutch Oven Bread - Step by Step DIY Recipe Guide

    Learn How To Make Dutch Oven Bread - Step by Step DIY Recipe Guide
    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 bread in the great outdoors!
  32. Pioneer Youth Trek Supply List

    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. Continue reading →
  33. Fun Country Kitchen Decor Ideas

    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 Continue reading →
  34. Benefits of Eating Local Raw Harvested Honey

    Benefits of Eating Local Raw Harvested Honey
    Why Local Raw Honey Is Good For You It's no secret raw honey is a great sweetener with benefits that sugar just can't compete with. But did you know that raw honey — or locally harvested honey — can give you even more benefits than store-bought? We sure did! That's why we're bringing locally harvested honey into select C-A-L Ranch Stores. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of eating locally harvested honey. Continue reading →
  35. Top 5 Game Day Recipes

    Top 5 Game Day Recipes
    We love a good excuse to gather up friends and family, throw the coals on and have a party. Super Bowl Sunday is one of those good excuses. While you're planning your own spread, consider our Top 5 Game Day Recipes.  You'll find a good assortment of game day recipes from appetizers to main course dishes to make your game day party a huge hit. Continue reading →
  36. Winter Chores & Activities that Burn Calories

    Winter Chores & Activities that Burn Calories
    How To Turn Everyday Winter Chores Into Calorie Burners Christmas and New Years have come and gone and winter will soon follow, leaving behind those added pounds from holiday parties, snacks, and treats. Motivation to exercise in the winter can be as low as the temperature! Luckily, though, you don't need a treadmill in order to exercise. Here are some common chores and activities that will help you burn calories this winter. Continue reading →
  37. How to Choose a Hydraulic Oil

    How to Choose a Hydraulic Oil
    It pays to be picky when it comes to choosing a hydraulic fluid. Sure, your equipment may run on a less-than-optimal viscosity of hydraulic fluid; however, not using the best lubricant for your machine may shorten its life in the long run. Here's the info you need to pick the best hydraulic oil for your machine. Continue reading →
  38. Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats to Keep You Warm

    Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats to Keep You Warm
    We Carry A  Wide Assortment Of Heavy Duty Carhartt Coats  For The Winter Winter can be harsh, but it shouldn't slow you down. Whether you're working out in the farm, tending the ranch, or just trying to survive winter without turning into an icicle, here are some great choices for winter coats from Carhartt. Known for their durability and sturdiness, these coats will get you through winter for years to come. Continue reading →
  39. How to Dispose of Your Live Christmas Tree

    How to Dispose of Your Live Christmas Tree
    Your Live Christmas Tree Needs A Proper Disposal The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas music, the lights are coming down, and everyone's getting ready for New Years celebrations. Meanwhile, that live Christmas tree you and your family had so much fun chopping down and decorating is becoming more of a fire hazard with every passing day. Need some simple suggestions on how to recycle or repurpose your live Christmas tree? Read ahead for some out-of-the-box ideas to give your old live Christmas tree a new purpose. Continue reading →
  40. How To Exercise Your Dog in the Winter

    How To Exercise Your Dog in the Winter
    Tips To Help You Exercise Your Dog During The Winter The leaves finished falling a while ago. If you live in the north, you probably look outside to see a blanket of snow; in the south, the air is brisker and you're probably spending more time indoors. Likewise, your dog isn't enjoying the freedom of warm weather and long walks these days. Being cooped inside a house all winter can make your dog bored and anxious, and anxious dogs often act out by destroying your possessions. All dogs need to work out their energy during the day, but that's hard to do when the temperature drops. Here are some fun winter-oriented activities you can do to exercise your dog to help keep them entertained and in shape. Continue reading →
  41. How to Keep Your Live Christmas Tree Fresh

    How to Keep Your Live Christmas Tree Fresh
    There's nothing quite like a live Christmas tree. But the work isn't done after you and the family chop it down, haul it home, and set it up. Live Christmas trees continue to dry out after you cut them down. Your tree will soon start to lose its needles and look a little less jolly. Here's how you can extend the life of your Christmas tree and keep it looking bright and joyful during the holiday season. Continue reading →
  42. How to Maintain a Beehive

    How to Maintain a Beehive
    If you're reading this, chances are you're thinking about becoming a beekeeper. Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby, and it's not as overwhelming as it seems. Not only does it help the environment by bolstering the bee population, but you also get free honey out of it! Maintaining a beehive is a relatively simple process, from setting up the hive to harvesting the honey in the fall, and keeping your bees alive through winter. Continue reading →
  43. The Difference Between Italian and Carniolan Honey Bees

    The Difference Between Italian and Carniolan Honey Bees
    Most people don't realize that there are several different types of honey bees out there, which can make starting your hive a confusing process. You may have thought all honey bees were the same, but different species have specific traits and characteristics. Some species produce more honey, bigger hives, and some are more aggressive. Choose a species depending on your personal preferences. Most beekeepers in the US use Italian or Carniolan bees, and these are the species we carry at C-A-L Ranch. Each has its pros and cons. Continue reading →
  44. Winterizing a Push Lawn Mower

    Winterizing a Push Lawn Mower
    If you haven't done this yet, the time is now! Failing to properly winterize your lawn mower can result in hundreds of dollars worth of repairs next season. So if you've been dragging your feet, you'd better get moving. Even if you're storing your lawn mower in a garage, shed or basement, you need to winterize it. Don't worry, though -- winterizing your lawn mower is simple and easy. Here's how you do it... Continue reading →
  45. How to Set Up a Beehive

    How to Set Up a Beehive
    Chances are if you're reading this you're either considering ordering bees or you already have. Before you receive your bees, you need to have the hive set up and ready to go. Failure to transport the bees into the hive within 24 hours can be damaging. But don't worry — setting up a hive is simple and easy! Keep reading for instructions on how to start your own hive. Continue reading →
  46. Everything You Need to Start Beekeeping

    Everything You Need to Start Beekeeping
    Beekeeping can seem like an overwhelming hobby for beginners. Truthfully, beekeeping is a relatively easy pastime that rewards hobbyists by providing honey and helping to pollinate gardens and flowerbeds. As with any hobby, starting up can be an expensive and daunting task. Before you order your hive, you need to make sure you have all the necessary equipment and understand its usage. Continue reading →
  47. Puppy Food - How To Pick The Right One For Your New Family Member.

    Puppy Food - How To Pick The Right One For Your New Family Member.
    Congratulations, You Bought Home A New Puppy Bringing home a new puppy is a rewarding and exciting experience. What a lot of people don't talk about is how it's also confusing, especially if you're a first-time puppy parent. Most common puppy care questions will hit you as you're pushing a cart down the pet aisle. You'll see tons of different dog...
  48. Pick the Best Puppy Food

    Pick the Best Puppy Food
    Bringing home a new puppy is a rewarding and exciting experience. What a lot of people don't talk about is how it's also confusing, especially if you're a first-time puppy parent. Most common puppy care questions will hit you as you're pushing your cart down the pet aisle. You'll see tons of different dog foods and each one claims it's the  best. You can’t simply feed a puppy any dog food; their stomachs are sensitive and some puppy foods aren't made with quality ingredients. Not only that, but puppies require a different diet than adult dogs. Puppy food has nutrition that encourages healthy growth. Not only do you need to pick the right brand, but you’ll need to figure out your puppy's feeding schedule. Starting your puppy off with the right nutrition will help prevent health issues down the road. Continue reading →
  49. Feeding and Watering Horses in Winter

    Feeding and Watering Horses in Winter
    Horses in Winter have different nutrition requirements in cold months than they do the rest of the year. First of all, horses get much of their nutrition from forage and pasture grazing. These resources start to die out in winter, so owners must provide an alternative forage source for horses in Winter. Because of this, horses' water intake is also affected...
  50. Five Ways to Use Your Old Jack O' Lantern

    Five Ways to Use Your Old Jack O' Lantern
    Here at C-A-L Ranch, we love carving pumpkins as much as the next person. It's one of those Halloween traditions we look forward to all year. Unfortunately, Jack O' Lanterns start to mold and stink up our doorsteps after a couple weeks. It won't be long until we start seeing rotting pumpkins smashed across streets and sidewalks. Sure, smashing pumpkins is relatively...
  51. How to House Train Your Puppy

    How to House Train Your Puppy
    Tips To Help You Train Your Puppy Many people have high expectations when they first bring home a puppy. You anticipate the puppy’s warm snuggles, wet nose, and the joy and entertainment he brings to your family. If you’ve had a puppy before, you may have forgotten the difficult the less fun parts of puppyhood. If this is your first...
  52. How to Carve a Pumpkin

    How to Carve a Pumpkin
    Tips To Help You Carve A Pumpkin People have been carving pumpkins in America for centuries. The tradition originates from Irish folklore. The Irish would carve out turnips and potatoes to ward off the mythical Stingy Jack and other evil spirits. When Irish settlers came to America, they found pumpkins and decided to use those instead. Americans have loved to...
  53. DIY Leaf Removal

    DIY Leaf Removal
    DIY Leaf Removal Tips Removing fall leaves can be a daunting task, especially if you've got a large yard. Even if you have a small yard or live in a subdivision, it can still be quite the chore. Many people opt to hire a service for leaf removal. While this may be easier on your back, it's harder on your...
  54. How to Make Deer Jerky At Home

    How to Make Deer Jerky At Home
    Making Deer Jerky In Your Oven Some people love hunting just for the sport, but for most of us, it’s all about the meat and what you can do with it. When it comes to venison, making deer jerky is one of our favorite things to do. Making jerky may seem like a daunting task. Many people think you need...
  55. Preparing for Natural Disasters and Emergencies

    Preparing for Natural Disasters and Emergencies
    Basic Emergency Preparations With Hurricane Matthew approaching the east coast, many families are having to evacuate their homes and head for higher ground. Although most of us out west don't have to worry about hurricanes, this storm is a reminder that we need to prepare our families for other natural disasters and emergencies. Many of our folks live far away from the...
  56. How to Start a Compost Pile

    How to Start a Compost Pile
    Do You Compost? Why You Should Consider Starting A Compost Pile At Home Creating your own compost pile is a great way to add nutrients and helpful microorganisms to your soil, save money, and recycle waste. Composting is a great way to substitute fertilizer use, which is good not only for the environment but also for your wallet. September and October...
  57. How to Pick a Chainsaw

    How to Pick a Chainsaw
    Winter's coming up fast! For those of you in the Northern US, that might mean it's time to start stacking your firewood. Is this your first time chopping wood for the winter? Are you planning on using an ax or manual saw? You might want to consider buying a chainsaw. We know purchasing your first chainsaw is an intimidating task. There are...
  58. Duck Hunting for Beginners

    Duck Hunting for Beginners
    Duck/waterfowl, season is coming up! If this is your first season, you’ll want to get prepared soon as possible. Since the dates vary depending on your state, check out this website to find your state's season. Just like with any hunting sport, having more practice and knowledge will make you a better hunter. Three things you should know before you hit up your hunting...
  59. Fall Lawn Care for Southern States

    Fall Lawn Care for Southern States
    Fall Lawn Care Tips For Southern States We already posted an article about preparing lawns in Northern climates for fall, but that doesn't really help out folks in Southern states like Arizona and Nevada. Lawns in states like Idaho and northern Utah consist mainly of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, etc. while Nevada and Arizona mainly use Bermuda grass. Northern grasses...
  60. Father Son Outing #CALculture Style

    Father Son Outing #CALculture Style
    Check Out Our Latest #CALculture Video! Our latest #CALculture video comes straight from the heart of some of the men-folk here at CAL Ranch Stores.   Many of us have fond memories of camping with our dads and spending time outdoors fishing, cooking out and have fun with dad.  So with that in mind, please take a look at our...
  61. Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

    Preparing Your Lawn for Fall
    How To Prepare Your Lawn For Fall The key to having a healthy, green summer lawn is to start prepping it in the fall. There are several things you should do as the summer winds down to prepare your soil and lawn for Fall. Caring for your lawn properly in the cooler autumn months can prevent weed growth and help you...
  62. New Idaho Gun Concealment Law

    New Idaho Gun Concealment Law
    Idaho Gun Concealment Laws You Should Know. As of July 1, 2016, residents of Idaho 21 and older are able to carry a concealed gun inside city limits without a permit. Before the ruling residents had to pass a series of tests to carry a handgun. Idaho is just one of eight states to not enforce permits. Even without requiring a...
  63. Camping Out #CALCulture Style

    Camping Out #CALCulture Style
    Camping season's not over yet -- the nights might be getting a little cooler, but that just means less bugs to bother you! We love camping and everything that goes with it -- the tents, the sleeping bags, sitting by a fire in a camp chair, a cool Frostop root beer in the cup holder, maybe even a fishing pole...
  64. Raising Backyard Goats

    Raising Backyard Goats
    Raising Backyard Goats Have Many Benefits Backyard Goats can provide milk and meat for the whole family. You can also use their fur to spin your own yarn or sell the fibers to companies who would do the same. You can also leash-train your goat so you can take them along on hikes and use them as pack animals. Raising...
  65. Raising Backyard Chickens

    Raising Backyard Chickens
    The benefits of raising  backyard chickens They say fashion trends seem to cycle back around every 20 years or so. Well, comebacks aren't just for fashion fads -- chicken keeping is finally becoming popular again. The practice was common in the early 1900's before the industrialization and mass production of food, the popularity of refrigerators and the presence of grocery...
  66. How To Groom Your Horse

    How To Groom Your Horse
    Tips To Help You Groom Your Horse As magnificent, strong, and beautiful as horses are, they can be easily injured by incorrect grooming. A little negligence can cause your horse to contract sores, skin diseases, or lameness. Has it been a while since you've groomed a horse? Are you a first-time horse owner? If so, here are simple, step-by-step instructions to...
  67. Grilling Fish Fillets & Steaks

    Grilling Fish Fillets & Steaks
    Prep Your Grill Since fish is delicate and breaks apart easily, thoroughly clean your grate before grilling by letting it sit on high heat for at least ten minutes. Also, you can rub the grill with oil multiple times to further prevent sticking. You might even consider using a fish basket or wrapping the meat in foil. For more info on how to...
  68. Arizona State Fair 2017

    Arizona State Fair 2017
    Mark your calendars -- the Arizona State Fair is scheduled to return to Phoenix October 6th - 29th 2017! This year's State Fair is sure to please with its variety of attractions and performances for people of all ages. Fair goers can explore the history of Rock n' Roll at Rock U: The Institute of Rock N' Roll. Kids can also learn more about food in the Edible Journey Interactive Exhibit from the Purdue University Traveling Exhibit Program. Continue reading →
  69. Utah State Fair

    Utah State Fair
    The Utah State Fair will be returning to Salt Lake City September 7th -17th 2017 This year's fair will host Utahs Own Pro Rodeo, the Day of Wreaking Demolition Derby and  The Monster Truck Insanity Tour with feature performances by Locash. There will also be a barrel racing series as well as kids' pedal tractor pull as well juggling, comedy, and magic acts. Kids can also enjoy a variety of activities just for them, ranging from "Little Hands on the Farm," where they can be a farmer for a day, to a Cookie Contest with the first prize of $75. Check out all the events > http://www.utahstatefair.com/entertainment/arena Continue reading →
  70. Eastern Idaho State Fair 2016

    Eastern Idaho State Fair 2016
    It's that time of year again! The East Idaho State Fair will return to the Blackfoot area September 3-10. The fair will feature a number of events including Pari-Mutuel & Indian Relays, a Bull Riding Championship, an RMP Tractor Pull, a Demolition Derby, a Professional Rodeo and even a performance by Chris Janson and Lee Brice! In addition to these grandstand events, the...
  71. Canning Basics

    Canning Basics
    Canning or jamming is the process of preserving food. It's a great way to save on groceries, build food storage, and have home-grown vegetables deep into winter. Not only will it help you save on your grocery bill, but it can be a fun activity that brings the whole family together. It's not hard to learn, either -- we'll give...
  72. BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

    BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill
    Make The Perfect BBQ Ribs This Summer Summer's starting to wrap up! If you've been waiting for the perfect day to grill up ribs for the family, don't wait too much longer or you'll miss your window. Barbecuing ribs can be an intimidating undertaking, especially if you're preparing them on a gas grill. If you're a novice and want to...
  73. Outdoor Cooking Tips

    Outdoor Cooking Tips
    Outdoor Cooking Tips for Beginners It's that time of year again -- time to break out our tents, our s'mores supplies, and take the family camping in the great outdoors. One of the most stressful things about camping is figuring out what to eat while you're hanging out in the woods. Here's some tips and best practices for beginners on...
  74. New Idaho Falls Location Breaking Ground July 11th

    New Idaho Falls Location Breaking Ground July 11th
    C-A-L Ranch Stores—a company whose history has been entwined with the Idaho Falls community for over 50 years—will break ground on their new flagship store, located just north of Walmart on Hitt Road (S 25th E), at 10am on July 11th. The ranch and home retail company was founded in 1959 by Clinton Murphy and his sons Allen and L...
  75. Camping for Beginners

    Camping for Beginners
    Get the Right Gear You'll want to make sure that you have enough tent room for everyone going on the trip. This may mean bringing along multiple three-person tents. Don't forget a tent footprint or tarp to prevent moisture from seeping into your sleeping bags through the tent floor. Sleeping bags are always a must, but don't forget to pair...
  76. Picking the Perfect Camp Chef Grill

    Picking the Perfect Camp Chef Grill
    Find the perfect Camp Chef grill for your outdoor cooking needs
  77. How To Prepare Your Soil For A Vegetable Garden

    How To Prepare Your Soil For A Vegetable Garden
    Whether you're gardening for pleasure or to save a few bucks, there's a few things you need to know before you buy your seeds.

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  1. Building the Perfect Brooder

    Building the Perfect Brooder
    First time with chicks? You may be asking yourself, what is a brooder box and what do I need. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. A brooder box is a heated house for chicks and setting up your own is super easy. PROTIP-set up your brooder before you pick up your chicks.     Supplies you’ll need for you brooder...
  2. What the Flock? Chickens, Ducks, Turkey, and More: How to Raise a Mixed Flock

    What the Flock? Chickens, Ducks, Turkey, and More: How to Raise a Mixed Flock
    Whether it’s your first time with chickens or you’re an expert, raising a mixed flock can be a challenge. There are many factors that go into having a multi-species flock. Feed, space, and housing are different for each type of poultry. How can you accommodate everyone and what do you need to look out for?   Having a multi-species flock...
  3. From Chick to Chicken and In Between

    From Chick to Chicken and In Between
    Welcoming home your new chicks is just the start of their life with you as their caregiver.   Bringing New Chicks Home It’s very important to keep your new chicks between 95- and 100-degrees Fahrenheit for the first week. Baby chicks would normally get the heat they need from their mother hen; the heat lamp replaces the need for a...
  4. 4-Steps to Take for a Healthy Spring Lawn

    4-Steps to Take for a Healthy Spring Lawn
    As winter winds down and spring fever sets in, we know you’re restlessly waiting to begin readying your lawn. A little bit of TLC now will get you ahead of the warmer weather and can give you a jump start on a great, green lawn.   Follow these steps to grow a healthy, green lawn.   1. Step 1 Spring...
  5. Cut Above Lawn Program

    Cut Above Lawn Program
    With our Cut Above Lawn Program, featuring Fertilome—you can have your grass ready for backyard BBQs and playtime in no time! We recommend a broadcast spreader to distribute lawn treatments in the most easy and precise way. We carry a wide selection of options for broadcast applicators from small handheld spreaders (perfect for small lawns and spot treating), push spreaders...
  6. Queso Blanco Dip

    Queso Blanco Dip
    Need the perfect dip? Well look no further! We’ve got you covered with this creamy, tangy, Queso Blanco Dip! You can never go wrong with dip at any party, backyard bbq, or everyday dinner. Don’t worry about leftovers! This will be gone in minutes. Or make double so you can make our Pulled Pork Nachos. Recipe also found on our...
  7. Jar of Nothing for Those Difficult Gifts

    Jar of Nothing for Those Difficult Gifts
    We’ve all been there! They said they wanted nothing… “NOTHING” for their Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or even Christmas. And now it is up to you to try figure out if they really meant nothing or if they want a real gift but didn’t want to give any hints.  Well, we have great news for you! We have the solution so...
  8. Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns

    Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns
    Quick and Easy Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack Hashbrowns You may have tried Hungry Jack Hashbrowns.  If you haven't you really are missing out. They are ready in minutes, just add water and fry them up to get diner-style hashbrowns for the family. Sometimes you want a little variety though. Wait until you try these Sweet & Spicy Hungry Jack...
  9. Introducing Wildology: A Super Pet Food

    Introducing Wildology: A Super Pet Food
    Meet Wildology Pet food; Super Pet Food for Super Pets "What is a SUPERLIFE for a pet?" Wildology believes that it's when your pet is doing what they love best: playing, fetching, running, hiking, chasing, and climbing. Happy pets are healthy and full of energy, and what you feed them affects this. Wildology pet food is stuffed with all of the...

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