As April draws to an end I’m thankful for the half-inch of rain we got last Sunday. It was followed by a cloudy Monday with no wind; just right for soaking in the moisture. Tuesday and Wednesday were beautiful spring days. We are behind on moisture and pray for May rains.
The hay-bet barley and oats J seeded are up, the grass is starting to green and we have a few buds on the trees. It always amazes me how optimistic nature becomes with moisture and sunshine. Last week I did a little yard work and am starting to get the gardening bug.
After the clouds cleared Sunday afternoon I went for a 4-wheeler ride. Just me and my camera. I love riding through the cattle and seeing them spread out relaxed and enjoying life.
I’ve been watching and waiting and attempting to get a picture of a meadowlark. Tuesday morning while the girls and I were taking out salt and mineral, I finally captured a meadowlark. I enjoyed his singing too.
Today we are branding the oldest group of calves. Yesterday we spend most of the day getting ready; J and his folks setting up outside and me in the kitchen. For coffee break I made the traditional ham sandwiches and the always favorite Caramel Rolls. On the dinner menu is Beef and Mushroom Lasagna with homemade Spaghetti Sauce, lettuce salad, relishes, garlic bread and Deep and Dark Ganache Cake . I saw this recipe in Taste of Home and made it for Valentine’s Day. This recipe makes a big batch and I had a cake in the freezer. I whipped up some ganache and dessert was done. It’s 41* with no wind this morn and I’m looking forward to branding calves.
This class is perfect for beginners as Jodene will lead you with step-by-step instructions to create three chunky blogs of art on wood. You will learn how and when to use various art supplies in mixed media projects. Meaningful words and fun embellishments will be used to create art. All are supplies will be provided, but you may bring printed quotes and little objects. We are encouraging Mother’s and Daughters to participate in the class together. If you are interested let Jodene or I know and we will direct you to get registered.
I hope your week is going good and you have a wonderful May Day weekend.