Cast Iron Venison Meatball Masala & Cauliflower

Lately I have been into making one skillet meals without trying to compromise taste. This one skillet venison meatball masala is a prime example of how to elevate wild game but also make it an easy weeknight meal. I made this dish on a Monday! A MONDAY! Mondays at our house are usually reserved for… Continue reading Cast Iron Venison Meatball Masala & Cauliflower

Peculiar Perspectives on Peccaries: the tasty Javelina & a little girl power

Inedible. Skunk pig. Nasty creature. All words used to describe Texas’ native peccary, the Javelina. A closer look into understanding this unique creature and maybe, just maybe, people will start to appreciate them. First off, the Javelina or Collared Peccary is NOT a feral hog. It is a small, robust new-world pig who primarily feeds… Continue reading Peculiar Perspectives on Peccaries: the tasty Javelina & a little girl power

Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

“Oh wow…oh wow oh wow!” The words spilled out of Annie’s mouth. An Axis buck stood staring at our hunting blind not more than 60 yards away, antlers towering high above his head. A mating pair of Sandhill cranes flew over, calling back and forth to one another. The steam rose up from the ground… Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the scenes at Powderhorn Ranch

Hunt Gather Cook: 25 Days of Wild Game Challenge

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….venison backstrap? Sign me up! Spurred by a successful hunting season and a full freezer I was inspired to start a #25daysofwildgame challenge to myself and share it with others during the month of December. Though eating wild game for dinner 25 days straight… Continue reading Hunt Gather Cook: 25 Days of Wild Game Challenge

The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch

To read Part 1: Foraging on the ranch Click HERE. When asked what the wild Desert Hackberry fruit tastes like it is hard for me to describe. The only thing I can come up with is it tastes like a tiny Rainier cherry however, that could just be my Pacific Northwest background talking. Rainier cherries… Continue reading The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch

Rapacious for the Rio: The allure, argument and addiction of hunting wild turkey

Some days I am more wolf than woman And I am still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild -Nikita Gill “Wolf And Woman” Imagine sitting in complete darkness. On the bare ground. Your back to a tree. That is, if you’re lucky enough to find a tree without a plethora of biting ants or sharp… Continue reading Rapacious for the Rio: The allure, argument and addiction of hunting wild turkey

Never Lose Hope: Guiding for the Texas Youth Hunting Program

“Bull.”  It was all I could manage to say seven years ago when I got my first taste of what being a guide was all about. Bull. Bull. Bull. I had to repeat it several times to get the attention of the hunter and for fear I’d only said it the first time in my mind.… Continue reading Never Lose Hope: Guiding for the Texas Youth Hunting Program

Small Spaces, Big Hearts: Lessons learned from modern day pioneer life

I first wrote this article back in May where it was originally published on The Hunters Feed Blog. This Thanksgiving marks the three year anniversary that I have spent my life living in a 5th wheel. Three whole years without a conventional roof, or an oven, good water pressure or cable television among many other everyday… Continue reading Small Spaces, Big Hearts: Lessons learned from modern day pioneer life