Have you ever wondered what goes on at a North Idaho guest ranch during the unpredictable month of March? Through rain, snow, hail or sunshine, the ranch-hands continue their work on the ranch. Follow Emily through her day and learn just what a ranch babe does to help the ranch prepare for spring.
P.S. Happy First Day of Spring! Did I mention that we have 4-5 inches of fresh snow and it’s still coming down.
I thought I would share with you my most favorite cookie recipe. This is my grandma’s Ranch Cookie recipe that comes from our family recipe book. I love to make these in the summer for our guests as an after lunch dessert. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Contest Update: Only five days left until our contest to win a chance for a week stay at our ranch is over! What you may not have known is that you can up your odds of winning. Our contest is offering 12 raffle tickets to 12 individual winners, but you can also purchase these raffle tickets as well. Tickets for the Dude Ranch Association raffle are $20 per ticket or 6 tickets for $100.
Our contest is giving you a chance to have one of 12 tickets by becoming our friend on facebook, but you can guarantee yourself a ticket by purchasing one (or more) from us. The proceeds from this raffle benefit the Dude Ranchers Association Educational Trust Scholarship Program. This program works to provide scholarships to students who work at guest ranches and are pursuing a career in the guest and dude ranch industry. This program in dear to my heart because I received one of their scholarships while working toward my degree in Resort Recreational Management.
To find out more about the Dude Ranchers Association Educational Trust Scholarship Program, visit www.duderanchhistory.com.
If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, you can call me or Janice (my mom) at (888) 863-9066, or you can email us at [email protected]
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- Appetizer – Shrimp Cocktail
- Soup – Roasted Butternut Squash
- Salad – Watercress Salad with Shaved Mushrooms and Radishes, dressed with a Sherry-Honey Vinaigrette
- The main course buffet will include:
- Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Aujus and Horseradish Cream
- Slow Baked Salmon with Honey-Dijon Marmalade
- Steamed Asparagus or Broccoli
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Warm Bread
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Dessert: Chocolate French Silk Tart with Almond crust or Frozen Lemon Mousse with Raspberry Sauce
- Appetizer – Suvlaki with Slow Roasted Olives,
and Almonds served with Grilled Crostini Oranges
- Soup – Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup with Yogurt and Lemon
- Main Course –
- Grilled Lamb Kebobs served with warm pita and Tzatziki Sauce
- Maussaka with eggplant Tomatoes and feta or Greek Grilled Vegetables dressed with a sauce of fresh lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, paprika and cayenne
- Greek Salad
- Dessert – Baklava
I just got in our biggest shipment yet of western handbags! After pricing them and setting them out on display, I have to say I am coveting a few of those bags. So please, for my sake, stop by and buy yourself a new handbag (you deserve it!) before I spend the rest of my paycheck on them. Do you think I can justify one handbag for each day of the week?
Has spring sprung here in
Can you believe it? It’s already the time of year to start thinking about getting your Christmas Tree. Everyone seems to have a very different idea about the perfect time to get a Christmas tree. Some set up their tree on Christmas Eve, which, I must say, is not enough time to enjoy the dazzling sight and soothing fragrance of a Christmas tree. Some get their tree up sometime after the first of December because, of course, you can’t start thinking about Christmas until the calendar says “December”. Others set their tree up the day after Thanksgiving as family is still about to enjoy decorating together. And then there is the crazy, way too prepared, extreme few who decorate their tree before Thanksgiving. That’s just not right!
On September 10, 2011, Isaac and Libby tied the knot! For those of you who don’t know, Isaac is my little brother. Their beautiful, country wedding (complete with a tractor) even made it into the Spokesman Review. Rather than spend several pages describing the beauty and uniquness of the wedding, below I have shared several of my favorite pictures to tell the story.