The Woolly Egg Ranch


When I moved back to the Ranch, I wanted to be able to “live” off the land. Well that idea has changed some in the last couple of years. I have found that raising or creating my own food has its rewards. I have also found that a small parcel of land, with a few extra hands can raise a lot more food that they can eat. So what to do with the excess??

Well all my friends like “fresh” stuff, so I decided to sell the surplus, so I can invest in more basics which will mean even more products. Home grown, handmade, and naturally raised food for better taste and better health. Remember everything is made in small batches, so quantities are limited.

Free Range eggs- Our happy flock has many different breeds, so the eggs come in all colors and sizes. The chickens range free all day, and eat a wide variety bugs and plants. Current thinking is lots of vegetation equals high Omega-3 content; healthier eggs.

Jams and Preserves: We have lots of bushes, trees, vines, and plants growing all around the ranch that produce a wide variety of things. We hand pick; no chemicals used. Natural compost and fertilizers only. Then hand make with real “cane” sugar, fruit pectin, in small batches for best results. Most are made with “light” sugar amounts because the fruits are so sweet to start with.

Seasonal Items: Fruit and Berries- Apples, Pears, Quince, Plum, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries grow all over the ranch. We have a great year round Garden. In which we grow squash, Eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, carrots, Lettuce and Greens, beets, peppers, onions, and all sorts of other fresh produce. This is a great spot to “pick” your dinner fresh for the soil.

Free Range eggs:  Our happy flock has many different breeds, so the eggs come in all colors and sizes. The chickens range free all day, and eat a wide variety bugs and plants. Current thinking is lots of vegetation equals high Omega-3 content; healthier eggs.

Jams and Preserves:  We have lots of bushes, trees, vines, and plants growing all around the ranch that produce a wide variety of things. We hand pick; no chemicals used. Natural compost and fertilizers only. Then hand make with real “cane” sugar, fruit pectin, in small batches for best results. Most are made with “light” sugar amounts because the fruits are so sweet to start with.

Seasonal Items:  Fruit and Berries, Apples, Pears, Quince, Plum, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries grow all over the ranch. We have a great year round Garden. In which we grow squash, Eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, carrots, Lettuce and Greens, beets, peppers, onions, and all sorts of other fresh produce. This is a great spot to “pick” your dinner fresh for the soil.

Herbs: We have some nice dried mint for tea, sage and rosemary for seasoning. We also have some fresh ready to cut herbs for salads and cooking. Take a walk around and see what is growing.

Flowers: We have a large variety of flowers for cutting, potpourri, and eating. Just ask what’s blooming or dried or ready for the table. We have Roses, hydrangeas, Iris, salad flowers, geraniums, and lilacs just to name a few.
Plants: Ask about seedling and trees for your garden. We currently have Fig, Oak, and Plum trees, Lilac bushes, and strawberry starts.

Red Wine Vinegars: made by our friends at the Prager Port Works. They work great for marinades, salads,or just to have in your kitchen. Taste so much better than the watery bulk vinegar from the store. Try some of the Herb Infused mixes or ask about making a special herb blend.

Meats Our lamb is raised right here. They eat only what grows naturally, hay, grains, and grass no “additives” of any kind. They also eat apples, plums, garden cuttings and corn husks as treats. If you have extra “green can” material, bring it on by, they love a “mixed” diet. We also have sausages that are made from our animals. Buds Custom Meats in Penngrove does a great job for us.  On occasion we process chickens.  We raise a few groups of broilers every year for the dinner table, as well as some of our own hatched birds. We also have “Stew” chickens for Sunday “chicken and dumplings” dinner.
Other Stuff Currently I have several friends who, like myself, make a lot of their own staples. Occasionally I trade for mustards, salsas, breads, baked goods, hot sauces, as well as many other really great home grown and handmade food. I even have two friends that make their own wine. It is actually really good. If you are interested I can get some of these items. "Do you make something better than the store?" I am always willing to barter your goods as well. If so let me know, I would love to never have to go to Safeway again.

The Woolly Egg Ranch also has the following Non Edible items for sale:

Firewood to keep you warm at night. Our wood comes from local Tree services, not freight carried in from far away orchards. Did you know that firewood is actually a carbon neutral way to heat your home; unlike natural gas.

Wool fleeces that make fantastic yarn. We shear our flock every year, usually in June, and sell the wool locally. It also works great for felting and crafts projects. Something to think about: The majority of wool garments travel over 40,000 miles from “sheep to shelf,” that is a lot of wasted gasoline.

Fuel for your diesel vehicles. We have car ready WVO and Biodiesel. We use waste oil from restraints and process it into fuel for our car. A great way to stop supporting oil companies and help green up the planet, to say nothing of the money saved. Keep your filters clean and save the dinosaurs.

Thanks for reading, hopefully we can help you live a little closer to home.

Ken and Judith at The Woolly Egg Ranch