Category Archives: Mixed Matters


How 3 Pro Tips Killed my Fear of Grill-Roasted Beef
By Christian Ahlmann 2 December 2020 0

I had a fear of grilling beef roasts. I admit this reluctantly, since we raise and sell premium grass-fed beef for a living. But the truth is steaks and chops are easy ...

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Grandkids studying flower guide
2020 seen through the eyes of the Ahlmann grandkids
By Else Ahlmann 8 November 2020 2

As adults, we work through the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to make wine, and to share it with our customers in safe and fun ways. We’ve seen crises bef ...

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diamond hunting
Diamond Hunting at the Ranch
By Christian Ahlmann 9 June 2020 2

I had clearly underestimated the project when our 9-year-old yelled "Mom, Dad, you have to help me get this diamond!" He had his toolbox packed (I should have seen this a ...

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Potted Grapevine
How to Grow a Grapevine from Cuttings
By Christian Ahlmann 28 March 2020 0

[caption id="attachment_7255" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Newly potted grapevine[/caption] The plants in the picture were sticks on a dormant grapevine a few weeks ago. G ...

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