Scotch Eggs at Red Barn Blue Skies

Scottish or Scotch Eggs Recipe – A Family Favorite

One of our ultimate favorite recipes around here is for Scottish or Scotch Eggs. Although I’ve always loved hard boiled eggs, I never knew about this lovely treat until I met the hubby. He was a big fan and taught me how to make them. I’ve tweaked the original recipe he used, mostly in order to make it a bit healthier, but the taste is still amazing.  We like to make them ahead and take them on picnics or trips as they keep and travel well. Plus they are quite filling...

Igor, Dexter Bull at Red Barn Blue Skies

Meet Fanta & Igor – The Beginning of Our Love Affair with Dexter Cattle

If you’ve never been introduced to the Dexter cattle breed, you’re in for a treat. They are considered a miniature breed and are about half the size of most large breed cattle. Along with being a multi-purpose breed, they pack a very big punch of personality into their small frames! We’ve begun a love affair with these little bovines that I’m sure is going to be a lifelong relationship.

Dexter Cattle in the field at Red Barn Blue Skies

Fanta & Igor eating grass in the lane

Between their friendly personalities and their darling appearance, t...

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The Winds of Change – From MoonCat Farms to Red Barn Blue Skies

Hello fellow meanderers who have blown in on the winds of change… welcome to our old friends from MoonCat Farms and to those of you new to us!

horses & mules on bridge

I’ve really missed all of you at our MoonCat Farms Meanderings blog. It hasn’t been the same talking about our daily lives as well as sharing the things I find in my own wanderings, it’s been a bit lonely. Because of this I’ve decided to rekindle the fire and start up yet again, but in a new place...


Celebrate Nature and Nation with FREE National Park Admission

This Saturday, September 26th is National Public Lands Day and is the day to visit your local National Park – for FREE!

Go HERE to see which parks are participating and then go out on Saturday and celebrate our great Nation and Nature.

*The next date (and final one for 2015) is November 11th, Veterans Day. 

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**article first posted  at Centsable Couponing

Extra Eggs Recipes – Chile Rellano Casserole

Today’s offering for my Extra Eggs Recipes feature is a new favorite – Chile Rellano Casserole.
As many of you know, I have chickens. LOTS of chickens. One of the bonuses and sometimes headaches, that goes along with this is LOTS and LOTS of eggs! I have been developing quite the collection of egg-heavy recipes to help use up these lovely little presents I’m gifted with daily. This is one of my (and Mr MoonCat’s) favorites...

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Nothing Gold Can Stay 
by Robert Frost 

Nature’s first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf’s a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

9-11 Never Forget

Our lives will never be the same after this fateful day. Please take a moment to remember the victims and their families, the heroes and the unity felt across our great nation in the aftermath.  We need to find that unity again before it is too late.

Longmire is Back! Season 4 is Available on Netflix NOW!

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There is a lot of happy dancing going on around this place tonight. One of our all-time favorite TV series is back! Longmire’s long awaited Season 4 is available TODAY on Netflix.

Hubby and I did a marathon viewing of the first 3 episodes last year when we finally got internet service that would stream Netflix. We were hooked on the series after the very first episode, only to find that it had been cancelled.  What the heck is wrong with the idiots at A & E? (This isn’t the only series we lo...


Leisurely Day with No Labor

I hope everyone enjoyed this Labor Day weekend. We had a busy Saturday and Sunday, but today was all about the relaxation. 

Mr. MoonCat and I both belong to a fantasy football league. I’ve been a team owner since 2005 and this will be the hubby’s third year. The league is mostly made up of some of my dearest friends from kindergarten to now! We’ve always stayed close and connected and look forward to our annual draft party on Labor Day weekend and the Super Bowl party in the winter...


Landmines and Hairballs Oh My! The Benefits of Proper Nutrition

I’m sitting here tonight going over our monthly and annual budgets. We’ve been doing pretty good at saving some money wherever we can in our goal to move to Idaho next year. I’ve slashed our spending in most areas and am surprised at the savings in one.

That one area is our pet food expenses. By pets, I’m not including the poultry, horses or cattle. Strictly dogs and cats – 3 pooches and 7 purrers...