I knew this day would come, opening the last jar of raw milk from the last milking of Annabelle on March 10th. I was a bit concerned how she would dry up, since she was fighting a bit of mastitis, but she is doing well and has had no further problems since. This is how … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: March 2014
A Punch In The Nose
So you say you can handle the heat, any heat? Maror is like getting punched in the nose, and I guess that is the point. We have been out for a long time, because I forgot to dig up some horseradish from the garden and irrigation ditches last fall, and it is still frozen in … Continue reading
Kleine Perzik Taartjes
Ok, I know this is pretty mean, unless you happen to be coming right over, but then again I only made three. Pretty darn darling, and not very hard, good to freeze once assembled, with the lid of the mason jar on, to be baked when needed. Need I say more for cute alert? The … Continue reading
Farm Fashion Show
Runway photos by Natanielle Huizenga. “Oh, what a pretty Margie. Good girl, steady now, that’s it. Ok, now look this way…Pretty chicken…”
Rose Petal’s First Baby
Born late yesterday, on the First Day of Spring. Rose Petal is the twin sister of Rose Bud who had the darling black lambs. This is probably one of the last of Shawn’s lambs.
Mastitis and My Milkman
I’m in love with my milkman. I could go into tales of intrigue and mystery, as of course my husband does not even read my dumpy blog, still, it wouldn’t be that believable. Most of you know he is my part time milkman. One thing for sure, you do not criticize milking technique or second … Continue reading
Nudist Colony, Vitamin D Supplements or Trust the Government?
Hmmmmm. Hard choices. My sister and I used to play a game and whenever there was anything particularly abhorrent we would say, “Fire, fire. Would you choose ___________ or nude on the beach?” Invariably we would choose even the most horrifying thing, rather than risk the humiliation of “nude on the beach.” I’m faced with … Continue reading
Tiny Pies and Tarts
“Can you freeze these?” “Oh, great! Then you can make them and sell them, I’m sure you could sell hundreds and hundreds.” Ok. He could eat hundreds and hundreds, and though from start to finish, they are a piece of work, but not if you plan ahead. I will plan ahead, and make them for … Continue reading