Easter Monday

I hope all of you had a joyous Easter celebration. Easter is a wonderful time to reflect on our religious beliefs, rejoice the blessing we have and share the gifts God gave us.

J and I and J’s folks started our day early by caring for cattle. We did chores and had a few problems to deal with. J and his folks went to Church and ate dinner at Cousin T’s. I attended Easter Mass at noon and joined J’s family afterwards. J and I came home mid-afternoon to see what the cows were up to.

April 6

Last Friday the wind died down enough that J was able to go to North Dakota border town for seed. J’s Dad worked ground on Saturday and J came behind him and seeded hay-bet barley. Today we are seeding oats.

We have decreased our farming acres the last few years; it gets hectic calving cows and farming at the same time. We need more hay ground and have been planting more of our farming acres back to a grass and alfalfa mix. We planted a few acres to a last spring and are doing more this year. At the same time, we like to have a little grain hay to feed the cows, so the farming continues.

April 6

You are seeing double! I got to playing with my picture editing and came up with color and black and white edits of these two shots. Which do you like, the color or black and white?

April 6

In the last week I have tried two new recipes! I made BBQ Cheddar Meatloaf that Kim shared on her blog. I didn’t make the mini meatloaf, but one pan. I used my Awesome Barbecue Sauce vs. store bought.

I also made Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas. We liked these! I made a couple adjustments: 1. I used 2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning vs. ranch dressing 2. I added more cheese to the inside of J’s enchilada and onion, peppers and tomato to mine. Next time I’m going to go with 3/4 teaspoon chili powder and a touch less buffalo sauce.

Another good recipe I made last week was homemade Mac and Cheese. I hadn’t made it in forever and J thought it sounded good. I think this needs to be on the regular menu rotation.

April 6

How did you spend your Easter Sunday?

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3 Responses to Easter Monday

  1. Cheri says:

    I love homemade Mac and cheese. You can add more cheese, and more cheese. To me everything’s better with more butter and more cheese. 🙂
    I think both baby pics are cute.

  2. Love those sweet calves!
    Our Easter was nice, spent at my mom & dad’s for the afternoon with my sisters and brother and their families. About 19 of us I think. We had sunshine, which was a treat since snow had been predicted! Our kids usually fly kites on Easter, and this year we barely had any wind (after several ferocious days of strong gusts.)
    I’m checking out the link for that Mac & Cheese. Yum!
    I often have a hard time choosing between color & black & white. It varies with different pictures. I like the shot of 48 better in color, and 36 better in B&W! 🙂

  3. Trying to get caught on blogs! Happy belated Easter and as always – cute cute calve photos!!!

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