Midnight ~ October & November 2010

Midnight has been turned out for the fall with the rest of the herd for some well deserved R&R. He is October’s horse of the month. Midnight is another one of our amazing horses that came to us from Gord Jessiman. Midnight was started by Rial and Curt Pate as a three year old at their place in South Dakota. He then came to the ranch and took the summer off before Jory Larkin put a few rides on him this past winter and spring. Our wrangler, Dana, fell in love with Midnight and after some finishing school she was … Continued

Beef (or Buffalo) Short Ribs Braised in Beer

Yield: 4 servings Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus seasoning time of 1 to 3 days Cooking time: 2 to 21/2 hours Kitchen Tip: Seasoning ribs for at least two days will make them more succulent. Chef Nelson also braises them in a heavy-duty pot with a tight-fitting lid so that they cook evenly. 4 beef or buffalo short ribs (about 3/4 lb each) Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup all purpose flour 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 1/2 pound carrots (about 4), chopped in 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium onions, quartered 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup chopped fresh … Continued

From Do-Si-Dos to Mussel Ice Cream

Wall Street Journal…Nov, 2 New York City really is a box of chocolates. One night you’re walking the red carpet at the Met, the next, diving in the pool at Le Bain. Or, in this reporter’s case, one night, you’re jumping out of the way of square dancers in midtown; the next, trying, unsuccessfully, to avoid tasting Icelandic cuisine.First, the square dancing. Johnny Fisher is supposedly the No. 1 square-dance caller in all of Colorado. “Well, there aren’t many of us any more,” Mr. Fisher said the other night. Full Article: Share this:

Yoga Cowgirls-Mary Janes Farm Magazine

Let me introduce you to my friend, Jennifer Denison. Raised a Colorado country girl, Jennifer has owned horses all of her teenage and adult life. She now has Quarter Horses and a Paint, whichshe uses for trail riding and tending cattle. Horses are not only a hobby for Jennifer, but also herprofession. A senior editor and the cowboy culture editor at Western Horseman magazine, Jenniferhas made a living for more than 12 years photographing and writing about horses and the peoplewho ride them. She co-authored two horse-related books, Bringing Up Baby and BackcountryBasics. Jennifer and her ranch-raised husband, Robert, live in … Continued

New York City-Dude Ranch Style

    When we proposed a square Dance on 5th Avenue in New York City, the idea seemed, shall we say “risky.”  But the truth of the matter is that the New York State of Mind absolutely eats it up!   The Culinary team from the Home Ranch joined up with General Manager Johnny Fisher and owners Steve and Ann Stranahan to bring a unique experience to downtown New York City. As Johnny called the square dance, press writers and former Home Ranch guests spanning the country joined in to accompany those that braved the dance floor with rhythmic clapping and … Continued