A Few Thoughts for Friday

I don’t want to jinx us, but the weather has been beautiful the last few days. Temperatures have been in the 50’s.  The sun seems a bit leery to shine for more than a day at a time, but we enjoy the days it does come out.  Last night our 50% chance of rain turned in to a small shower.  Chances for rain extend throughout the weekend.  Overalls and winter coats are still hanging in the entryway as April can be rather brisk here in northwest South Dakota.

J is getting restless to start farming and started getting equipement field ready earlier this week.  The cows are calving right along while the last 3 heifers are in no hurry to have their babies.

J and I managed a trip to Rapid City on Wednesday.  We are fortunate to have J’s folks on the ranch to ‘hold down the fort’ when we need to make a run to the Hills.  I am also thankful I can stop worrying about if the TP supply will last through calving.   

On our way home we stopped in to visit J’s Auntie and Uncle (the poem writer).  J’s Grandma joined us for coffee as well as Uncle’s cousin visiting from AZ.

Saturday is the County and Area wide CFEL Meeting.  Our Club is in charge of the meal arrangements.  I am making a bread recipe my Mom sent me and will share it on next Wednesday’s blog post.  I am also going to try Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes.  They look fun and spring like.

This week I finished reading Sarah Palin’s memoir Going Rogue: An American Life.  My curiosity finally got the best of me and I decided to get Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals from the Library.  I am interested in reading what this popular anti-agriculture activist is saying about our industry and livelihoods.     

What did you think of Sarah Palin’s book?  Have any of you read work by Michael Pollan?  Where do you like to eat when you visit the big city?

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