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Lambing 2012 and New Farm Truck

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Hey everyone!

Well, Lambing 2012 has started and we are going full force now. Almost 20 babies born yesterday and today. The weather is beautiful and the lambs are doing great. I will be moving them to some new pasture today. Pictures are coming soon!

Also, we have a new addition to the farm. This is the new farm truck! A 1993 Dodge Diesel, 4×4, 5-speed standard…It looks brand new! Only 81000 Km…..and its 20 years old!! Thanks Cousin Jim!

1993 Dodge Diesel 4x4

1993 Dodge Diesel 4x4

New Additions to the Ranch

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Hey everyone. We decided to pick up some Muscovy Ducks and Toulouse Geese for the farm.

The Muscovy Ducks eat a lot of bugs (specifically flies and mosquitoes). We hope that they provide some natural pest control around the farm and we are going to try to run them with the sheep to see if they help with some of the flies and mosquitoes that pester them in the summer.

The Geese are natural weeders. They like eating Dandelions, foxtail, and other invasive species. We are going to see if they can keep the weeds down around the yard and the ponds as a natural alternative to spraying or even using the weed eater.

It is a little bit of an experiment but I think it will be fun to see what these birds can do!

ducks and geese

Gearing Up for Another Great Year!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Good day everyone!

We are getting closer to the start of lambing season and are ready for another wonderful year of green grass and sunshine. Our goal, once again, is to grow and deliver the highest quality lamb around. We are always looking for ways to improve on what we are doing and enhance our customers experience!

The feedback over the past couple years has been phenomenal. We would like to thank everyone for their calls and emails. Our customers are telling us that they have never had a better tasting lamb product and we are very proud of that! We will continue to produce the highest quality Tangle Ridge Ranch lamb and look forward to seeing all our new and current customers throughout 2012!

The price of our lamb will be increasing to $8.00/ lb this year and we are expanding again so we will have even more lambs available this fall for purchase. Please make sure you have your orders in early as we sell out very quickly!

Take Care,

Shayne

Robbie Burns Supper

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Hey everyone!

On January 27, 2012, Allan Suddaby, the chef of Nomad Mobile, hosted a Robbie Burns supper at the Yellowhead Brewery.

Allan had purchased a lamb from us and used it for the supper. It was even used for the centre piece of the night, the Haggis. The heart, lungs, and liver, along with oatmeal and spices were used to make the Haggis.

Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the event but our friend Kevin Kossowan created a wonderful video of the evening!

Enjoy

Episode 30 – Burns Supper from Kevin Kossowan on Vimeo.

Solar Watering System

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Hey Y’all…

It’s getting close to winter time and the forecast has flurries in it for the end of the week. We are getting all set up around here for the sub-zero temperatures and of course plenty of the white stuff.

The feeders for bale grazing are ready and we just need to get the bales all set up in the field.

I thought I would show you how we water all our animals in the winter time. We use a solar watering system. It allows us to pump fresh, clean water to the animals all winter without having to run power. We are using the power of the sun!

Enjoy!

Weaning Day MOVIE!!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hey everyone!

Well, the lambs have been feasting on some beautiful 2nd cut Alfalfa and clover pastures for the past 3 weeks. They are looking really good and we are hopefully attaining 0.5 to 0.8 lbs /hd /day gain. Our average weaning weights were 75 lbs. and we are hoping to reach an average finishing weight of 100 lbs.

As promised, I finished the weaning movie to go along with the weaning trailer that I released last week. I hope you all enjoy it! We also hope that you learn something new about operating a lamb ranch! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Vicky or myself anytime and we would be happy to answer them for you.

Take care,

Shayne

Weaning Day Video!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Hey everyone….Here is a cool little video we did for weaning day! It is a preview to a bigger video we will post a little later. Enjoy!

Tangle Ridge Ranch Shepherds Land – Edmonton Journal Wed Sept 7

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Hey everyone! Check out the Edmonton Journal this week to see the story of our farm that Liane Faulder wrote. There are also beautiful pictures that Bruce Edwards took. It is an amazing piece!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/taste/Tangle+Ridge+Ranch+shepherds+land/5358533/story.html

Lambing Update and Farm Video

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Hey everyone. It has been a busy month and a half since all the snow melted. Our dugouts are full and there is plenty of grass that the sheep are enjoying.

We ended up with 160 lambs born on pasture this year. It was a very successful lambing. Mojito the sheep dog did a great job keeping the coyotes at bay.

If you haven’t already booked your 2011 lambs, please send us an email or order off of the website so we can add you to our list. They sell out quickly.

I would also like to post a video that renowned blogger Kevin Kossowan put together about our farm. He did a wonderful job capturing exactly what we do:

From Local Farms – Tangle Ridge Ranch from Kevin Kossowan on Vimeo.

Spring Update and new Recipe!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to offer a quick update on the goings on around the ranch! Spring has sprung and with it has brought us plenty of moisture and running water. Our dugout that we built 4 years ago and sat empty due to drought, filled up in 1 day!!! That is incredible as it is over 17 feet deep and holds over 1 million gallons. We now will be able to operate our winter watering system next year, and have plenty of water to fill up the water truck instead of having to drive to town all summer.

The ewes made it through the long cold winter just fine. They are all in really good condition and will put on a little weight now coming into lambing season at the end of May. We did go through quite a few bales because of the colder weather but when they are only getting hay it is to be expected.

I also wanted to share a link to a recipe that we tried out last week….It is Chicken Fried Lamb with white gravy. What a truly delicious way to cook lambchops. It was different and definitely had a Southern feel to the meal. Try it out!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/chicken-fried-lamb-chops-with-creamy-gravy-recipe/index.html

Here are some pictures of our dugout filled with water and some other pictures to show the amount of water we have so far around the farm! Enjoy!

Lots of Water

Lots of Water


This is the old dugout completely over-flowing

This is the old dugout completely over-flowing


New Dugout is FULL!!!!!

New Dugout is FULL!!!!!

 More water everywhere!

More water everywhere!