A Wintry Weekend

Thursday night we got snow!  It’s nice to have the brown covered up.  Friday was a beautiful day and most of the snow melted.  Saturday and Sunday were wintry with cold, wind and flurries.  Yesterday, was another nice day with a high of 30 and no wind!  Sounds like we are in for more spring like whether this week.

Friday, I took advantage of the change in scenery and captured a few pictures.  The replacement heifers don’t mind the snow.

March 26

Nancy at A Rural Journal started a new linky party called Tuesday Muse Meme.  Nancy has been creating and sharing textures.  I have used several of her textures on todays pictures.  The replacement heifer pictured above was edited with Bisque 110.

March 26

The First Calf Heifers greet us at the gate when we feed them.  I used Nancy’s Laundry Day texture on the top half of the photo and Bisque 110 on the bottom half.

March 26

The snow doesn’t harm the babies.  They still run, jump and buck when we feed.  It’s fun to watch them race around the tractor.

March 26

With the wintry weekend we didn’t work on many projects outside.  I have been busy with skirt work.  I have also been making some recipes from The Pioneer Woman’s Second Cookbook.  So far, The  Rancher has approved of my experiments!

I made Beef Drip.  The Beef Drip in PW’s Cookbook is a little different from what she has on her website.  Here is what I did:
3 lb Beef Sirloin – seared
Salt, Pepper and a sprinkle of dried Rosemary
1 bottle beer and 1 beer bottle water
1 jar Peperoncinis
1 onion – seared

The Rancher liked it. He said this would be good for a non-calf branding cattle working day.  Next time I am going to add a 2nd jar of Peperoncinis.  To my shopping list, I added ingredients to make the Beef Drip varieties from the website.  Yay, more cooking adventures.

March 26

I had left over pizza dough and sausage.  I bought sweet peppers when I went to town last week and I have plenty of Farm Fresh Eggs on hand … So, Breakfast Pizza was my next recipe experimentation.  I rolled the crust out thin, spread  Salsa on it, topped it with sausage, cheese, roasted peppers, onion, garlic and mushrooms.  I made a few wells in the topping and cracked  eggs to put in them.  It was the perfect way to creatively use what I had on hand.  I tried to find the recipe on-line and I didn’t find a link to share.

March 26

The last First Calf Heifer calved early this morning!  We got a couple of calves in the cows and are watching them.  It’s about to get really busy around here.

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19 Responses to A Wintry Weekend

  1. Kim says:

    Yay for getting the heifers calved out! Hope the rest of calving season goes well. We also got snow over the weekend – probably 4 inches total. Some of the drifts are still around, but most has melted off the wheat fields. Have a good week, Robyn!

  2. Linda R says:

    Your photos of the cows in the snow look amazing. I just love them. And I have to say that breakfast pizza sounds pretty darn yummy..

  3. Nancy says:

    Lovin’ all of the cattle scenes — I miss having them around here!

  4. Ahh, love looking at those sweet calves. Glad you told us they do not mind the cold or I would have been feeling real sorry for them. OK, I have not eaten lunch, so my stomach is now growling, your Beef Drip just sounds yummy!!

  5. Your little calves are just too dang cute~ I love that the heifers are following you along down the fence line… the cows at dairies i used to right by as a kids on my horse did the same thing… they are such curious creatures!

  6. Karen says:

    Awww, that little snow-covered calf is adorable!

  7. Marie-AZ says:

    Wonderful photos of the cattle. The snow doesn’t seem to bother them!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Love your photos!!! Good luck with the heifers my dear!!!

  9. Deborah says:

    great life … great captures …

  10. Lynne says:

    I love all the photos of the cattle, but my favorite is the third one. I love the perspective of them all lined up by the fence and the texture you said you used was perfect!
    Thanks for “hopping” by my blog and taking the time to comment.

    Lynne @ a “new” Jersey Girl

  11. Jori says:

    Look at those snowy cows!! Awesome photo’s!! Our snow has mostly melted. We are supposed to warm up a bit this weekend! Hooray!

  12. Beth says:

    awww, just cute shots. i love the one where they are all lined up. super cute. ( :

  13. Carol says:

    Excellent photography ~ love the little calf and recipes sound delish! ~ ^_^

  14. s.c. says:

    Great shots. It is difficult to say which one I find the best. Like them all. Thanks for showing.

  15. Tanya says:

    love the photos! hope the cows didn’t hear about the beef drip, sounds yummy though!

  16. Janis says:

    Great pics of the cattle in the snow… nice edits too!

  17. Rose says:

    I loved all the pics–actually enjoyed the whole post.

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