Welcome to the Knucklehead Ranch. The idea of starting a blog has been floating around in my head for a while. But, what was I going to blog about? I own a home on two and a half acres in Southern Utah. I have some crazy animals on my little ranch. I absolutely love to sew and create. My sense of humor is unique. I often start projects that are too big for me to accomplish alone. Thank God for neighbors.
I am a single female with more ideas than money. It is a challenge to make ends meet by myself. I like a challenge and I like being independent. Perhaps there are some great people out there that are in the same boat as I am. If you are single without children in today’s world, there aren’t many advantages for us.
My goal for this blog is to connect with others like me. I will share some funny stories about my animals, my adventures in DIY, and teach about the hobbies I adore. I will share reviews of projects, recipes and ideas I have tried from Pinterest. I can share some of my strategies for making enough money to live comfortably. It would be great to talk with others like me about how they meet their own responsibilities and get those ends to meet up.
Why is it called the Knucklehead Ranch? For starters, my house is a 1996 manufactured home that was brought to the property in two halves. Is that not enough to cover the name of the blog?
There is nothing in this house that is very level, or very square. I call it my “sawdust and glue” house. All the interior doors were made to set about two inches off the floor (great air flow). The house is on a permanent foundation (that’s good news if you want to refinance).
The best part about my home is that it is mine. It is warm in the winter, cool in the summer. The water runs, and the toilets flush! It is a refuge and a comfort for me. My home is a workshop, an office, a bakery, a laundromat, a restaurant, a hotel. The place isn’t perfect but I love it. I am so grateful for my home.
I have dogs. Smart dogs! I need to keep my dogs in the yard. I built a fence around one acre of the two and a half-acre property. Jack Russell Terriers (or Jack Russell terribles) are clever little dogs. I’ve used the underground dog fence, an electric fence and milk cartons on leashes to keep them from going under or through the fences. Crazy dogs. They have managed to foil every strategy.
I have pygmy goats, chickens and pigs. The goats mow the pasture. The chickens lay eggs and the pigs became ham and bacon this last fall. The fences separate the dogs from my other animals. I have stories about dogs vs. chickens.
I live in Cedar City, Utah. The Festival City. Home of the Annual Shakespeare Festival at Southern Utah University. Cedar City is located close to Zion National Park. It is a beautiful part of Utah. We have seasons here. I like a bit of all the seasons and I don’t mind snow. Our growing season isn’t long enough though. I love to plant a garden but it has to be planned out early. My favorite things to plant are pumpkins for their color, and veggies to make salsa! Yum! The only weather I don’t like is wind. We have a lot of wind. Bah!
My brain is always whirring with some new idea. It often starts like this “I wonder if I could?????”. My living room, master bedroom and dining room are in a state of being remodeled. The floors are mostly done. I’ve yet to decide on paint colors. Well, that just give me fodder for blogging.
I hope you all will enjoy reading my blog and learn something along the way. Maybe you will just get a laugh for the day. Whatever, welcome!