Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Welcome to "Ranch Dressing"

On August 25, 2009 we moved to this five-acre paradise and named it "Chestnut Pinto Ranch." We needed to bring our horses (chestnuts and pintos) onto the property before the first snow but there were no stalls, no shelters, no paddocks and no fences.

Watch the videos to the right on this page for various poems and readings.






 

 



The above tabs will take you to the following areas:

  • Words, words, words: Writing information plus: my poems, prose, and stories
  • New Building Added:  Tuff shed comes to the ranch. See how it developed
  • Garden Tips 2012 - 2016:  Some "How To" in the garden with photos
  • Garden Tips 2016 - 2017: First 2017 crop to go in is Garlic
  • Prose by pros: (Shakespeare, Chekhov, Mark Twain, etc.)
  • Milestones:  Personal milestones
  • Ranch recipes:  My personal recipes for a healthy life.  "You are what  you eat."  



Summer

Winter

                                                                    




Spring


                                                                                                                   


Fall

  Please enjoy the various words, images, and voices.



Monday, October 29, 2018

Poetry/Prose/Recipes

To the right are videos of: Me rehearsing for John Neeley's Memorial, "The Crabs of Vũng Tàu," the first section of my Non-Fiction piece published in Crab Orchard Review, a piece from The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, a recipe, four poems, and a speech from Shakespeare.  From top to bottom:

  • How To Use Compost
  • Rehearsing for John Neeley's Memorial
  • "When the Frost is on the Punkin" by James Whitcomb Riley








  • "The Crabs of Vũng Tàu"
  • A page from The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
  • Brian's recipe for porridge (one he's used, in one variation or another, for 40 years).
    • To read the complete recipe click on "Ranch Recipes" above.
    • This recipe was entered into the 2012 Bob's Red Mill "Spar for the Spurtle" contest. 
      • Was not one of the three finalists.
      • Bummer!
  • Hamlet's speech to the players from Hamlet by William Shakespeare  
  • "The Black Horse" by Archie Fisher
  • "When the Poet Goes to Indiana" by Mary Oliver 
  • "A Barred Owl" by Richard Wilbur
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