I am not sure how to describe the weekend J and I had. Our plans for a road trip got canceled because our destination point was experiencing wintry weather. Sunday morning, I tried to make up for it in the kitchen. As for Sunday afternoon and Monday just keep reading …
These are a few pictures I took last week. Again, the neighbor’s Hereford replacement heifers were along the road. I used atexture, paper love.
We had major fog last Thursday. I thought this tree looked photo worthy. I used two textures from, happy heart and elevate.
On Friday J turned the calves out into a small pasture and took the cows back to winter pasture. The majority of the bawling is over and the calves will be on a feed ration soon. The cows are happily grazing away.
Friday afternoon and Saturday I spent cleaning, doing laundry, catching up on odd house jobs and helping J. I made a version of Cheeseburger Pie. from Kim’s County Line. The Hubby and I both liked it. I used puff pastry instead of refrigerated crescent rolls and added some crumbles of bacon. I used less cheese than called for, but am pretty sure the Hubby would have liked it with more cheese.
We had plans to go on a Sunday road trip, but North Dakota freezing rain kept us home. I ended up in the kitchen. I made a pie for this months Improv Cooking Challenge. I also made Beer Bread! Another recipe from the South Dakota blogging Sisters, Lisa and Barb.
I snapped these wild turkeys on the way to work one morning. I like the light and shadows I captured.
Sunday morning J caught a few calves heading out on an adventure. He got them in and fixed the fence. Sunday afternoon J checked the calves and a few of them were home. J and I went on an exploration and repaired a different part of the fence. It was a relatively easy fix.
J went out, in the fog, just before daybreak Monday morning. NO calves at home … none So, I changed out of my town clothes, grabbed stuff to fix fence and my 4-wheeler. We found broken posts, corner posts, wires, gates and calves all over the ranch and beyond. By 3 o’clock pm we had ALL the calves home, accounted for and in jail! J and I were so happy to see his folks come home early this afternoon.
I have a new respect for the daily tasks that J, his folks and ranchers go through. Working in town has made me somewhat immune to the reality of what J really does. It’s one thing to talk about the day at supper and another to be out helping. Miss B always says, “I have NO idea what the day holds for me.” I have a feeling my full-time at home ranch wife adventure is just beginning.
How was your weekend?