<![CDATA[4R Ranch]]> http://www.4rranch.net/ http://www.4rranch.net/ http://www.4rranch.net/images/logo.jpg <![CDATA[Summer Update 4R Ranch Newsletter]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/4r-summer-update-2020/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/4r-summer-update-2020/ Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Hello to all our friends in the 4R Family!  I trust this note finds you healthy, safe and enjoying your summer. Jill and I are currently in New Mexico where you would be hard pressed to be any farther away from madness of The Three "Ps": Pandemic, Protests and Politics. The greatest asset any small community possesses is independence. Independence in this sense is from all the chaos that is ensuing in the larger urban areas of our Country. Masks are minimal, tourists are flocking to the mountains in droves and spirits are high.

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<![CDATA[Spring 2020 4R Ranch Newsletter]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/spring-2020-newsletter/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/spring-2020-newsletter/ Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:04:00 GMT Hello to all our friends in the 4R Family. I trust this letter finds all of you healthy and safe. I have been sending out newsletters for 16 years and I can safely say the timing of this letter finds all of us in a common harbor of uncertain times. As I discussed with my father earlier this week, we are living in 24-hour windows. Not by design, but by the daily reporting of numbers. Are there more cases, less cases, flattening curve or still moving upward? All these questions lead to further questions and at the end of that line of questions, we still revert to the first question, what are the numbers saying? None of us have been here before and we are all looking at this through a different lens based on our life situation.

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<![CDATA[PARMESAN-ASIAGO MUSHROOM CHICKEN]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/chicken-recipe/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/chicken-recipe/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:10:00 GMT The best gift you can give or receive sometimes comes from the kitchen. This recipe is no exception!
Whether planning an intimate dinner for 2, or a great family dinner, this is one of my favorites!  This flavorful meal will light up your taste buds and be ready to serve in less than 40 minutes. I serve mashed potatoes and bacon wrapped asparagus as side dishes. Then to compliment this flavorful dinner I finish with Pecan Cobbler for dessert.  Enjoy!

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<![CDATA[4R Ranch 2019 Summer Update]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2019-summer-update/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2019-summer-update/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:08:00 GMT As decorated historian David McCullough most thoughtfully said History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. The hay is in the barn, the cows are fat and we still have good cover in our pastures entering the hottest stretch of summer. Yes, Mother Nature has been kind to us in 2019 and for that we are most thankful.

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<![CDATA[Pick of The Litter]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/pick-of-the-litter/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/pick-of-the-litter/ Thu, 16 May 2019 12:05:00 GMT Going to buy Pointers in Tennessee is one of the weeks I hold in high anticipation each year. Injecting young dogs in our kennel is a necessity and I simply love looking at young talent. I am fortunate these days. I have been purchasing my Pointers from the same source for several years. Ross knows what I like, I love what he has, so the feeling out process between the two of us has long run its course. Now when I show up to look at dogs, Ross has culled hard and has only the crème of the crop to show me.

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<![CDATA[The Home Stretch]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/the-home-stretch/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/the-home-stretch/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:01:00 GMT Warp speed. That is the only description for how fast the time flies during quail season. That is not a negative statement, but a positive one. The four and a half months of our peak season are when the team here at the 4R is at its most efficient. There simply is no time to play catch-up, so time management and staying on task are essential. And yes, Jill will crack the whip if you shirk a task.

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<![CDATA[Saturated]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/saturated-south-texas-ranch/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/saturated-south-texas-ranch/ Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:10:00 GMT Every quail season is unique unto itself. The cover in our courses, the weather leading up to the season and the weather we are served when the season starts are all embedded in our memory banks as a reference to prior years, and years to come. This season is starting out as being uniquely unique.

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<![CDATA[Chagas Disease]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/chagas-disease/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/chagas-disease/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Burley was a handsome Labrador Retriever. His coat was a slick yellow, covering an athletic frame of 65 pounds. Even among a group of good-looking dogs, Burley stuck out. His looks were impressive, but his cocktail personality shined as bright as his coat and he was also a fine bird dog.  Then one day, like everyday before that day, Burley made his rounds in the kennel yard, but he didn’t return to his kennel. Instead, he was lying under a pecan tree gasping for air. In two days time, he passed. Burley has the unfortunate label of being our first dog lost to Chagas Disease.

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<![CDATA[4R Ranch 2018 Summer Update]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2018-summer-update/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2018-summer-update/ Mon, 6 Aug 2018 12:08:00 GMT The term I would rather be lucky than good takes on a completely different meaning when you depend on Mother Nature to assist in your livelihood. In our little corner of the world, the grass is green, the cows are fat and our hunting courses could not look any better at this time of the year.

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<![CDATA[New Website for 4R Ranch]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/new-website/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/new-website/ Mon, 9 Jul 2018 12:07:00 GMT 4R Ranch has just launched a new website thanks to the professionals at 3plains. We appreciate you taking the time to read the happenings at the 4R Ranch website and hope you will sign up depending on your favorite platform.

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<![CDATA[Nice Write Up by Jim Darnell]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/san-marcos-record-article/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/san-marcos-record-article/ Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:01:00 GMT Quail hunting at 4R Ranch was the subject of a great article by our local paper in Texas. Thanks to Jim Darnell of the San Marcos Record.

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<![CDATA[2015 Newsletter]]> https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2015-newsletter/ https://www.4rranch.net/blog/2015-newsletter/ Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:01:00 GMT I am sure many of you made it through college using CliffsNotes, so let me rekindle some old memories and give you the CliffsNotes of our summer at the 4R Ranch... it rained, then it rained some more, then it quit raining as abruptly as it started.

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