Author Archives: Russ Kaufmann

Fixing up the Old Coop/Run

We bought some property in Como, Colorado two years ago. One of the goals was to fix up the coop that was already on the property and make it more secure and more hygienic. We feel were are close enough, … Continue reading

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Tortilla Recipe

I am strange. I know it. Anyway, I have been testing different recipes for the last couple of decades. I think I like this last one the best. Ingredients 3 C Flour 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1/3 … Continue reading

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Starting the Wood Burning Heat Stove

Since we purchased our ranch last year, the most important purchase we made was a wood burning stove. I love it. I love starting it and enjoying the almost free heat that it provides. Most of us know how to … Continue reading

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Breaking a Broody Chicken

Until this year, I have never had an issue with a broody chicken. I have one new Olive Egger that has gone broody twice this summer. She is driving me crazy. Wait, I better back up for some people. A … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop and Run–Winterized

This is my first Winter with chickens. As previously discussed, they can be expensive when it comes to setting up, but they are a wonderful hobby for me. Here is what I learned from the chicken raisers in Colorado: Make … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Backyard Chicken Rancher

Yes, when people ask me what I do, I say that I am a rancher. I used to say I am a carpenter, because I don’t like to try to explain to everyone what I really do for a living. … Continue reading

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Corporations and Taxes

As per our fearless leader, Barrack Obama, many corporations don’t pay their share of taxes. I guess he doesn’t understand all of the taxes paid, and also created by the economic activity of their presence in the US. It is … Continue reading

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