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  1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. C-A-L Ranch Chicks

    C-A-L Ranch Chicks

    Here at C-A-L Ranch, we love when that time of year comes around when we get to hear the little peeps of the baby chicks in our stores! Every spring we get our stores ready for these little ones. We have partnered with Hoover Hatchery to get you all the information you need to know to take these chicks home...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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 get free honey out of it! Maintaining a beehive is a relatively simple process, from setting up the hive to...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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