Fajitas and Homemade Tortillas

It’s cold here in north central Montana. In fact the coldest/snowyest February on record! Which makes ranching very difficult. Most ranchers are calving now. I know that sounds crazy. However, very often January and February are nicer than March. Many ranchers have cattle and do a lot of farming of grain or other commodities. They…

Irish Moss Stitch Scarf

Five years ago my husband and I were talking about getting a few sheep to graze the driveway. We have had sheep in the past and really enjoyed them. They were however, breeds raised primarily for meat, not great wool producers. While trying to decide which breed we should purchase, I mentioned that I would…

Flowers for Pollinators!

Who doesn’t love a cute little honey bee? My honey bees are not very concerned with what looks pretty.  They are interested in food resources. Flowers provide pollen or nectar to hungry bees.  And some plants provide both! Good pollen sources help raise young bees and good nectar sources  are needed for bees to make honey….

Soft Pretzels

Ingredients 1 cup lukewarm water 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) melted butter, lukewarm 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active yeast 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons, dark brown sugar 3 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour* 1 large egg or (additional) 1/4 cup melted butter Steps Preheat oven to 450°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper….

The Animals

On our farm, We raise chickens, sheep, cattle, and we also keep bees.

Meet Lynne Heryford

Hi, my name is Lynne Heryford, (Pronounced Hereford, like the cow!) I am a “ranch raised” cowgirl that was quite possibly born in the wrong century because, I was born a homesteader. So, that’s what I do! With the majestic Rocky Mountain Front as its backdrop, The Heryford Homestead sways with the sometimes harsh Montana…

Chipotle Lime Ranch

I am sharing this delicious recipe from Food Passage This ranch dressing is smoky, tangy, and as spicy as you want it to be! Ingredients 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt 1/3 cup mayo 1/2 cup (lightly packed) cilantro 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce + 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (or to taste) Juice from 1/2 lime 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic…

Wool Dying

Purple Dye Some ideas to make purple dye are to use things like blackberries, or basil. Green Dye You can use artichokes for natural green dye Orange Dye Bloodroot can be used to make orange dye Brown Dye Beet roots create a lovely brown