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.
Nancy atstarted a new linky party called . 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.