Monday, April 30, 2012

Time to roast

Very often the evening meal is the highlight of my day. In fact the joy is intensified by not having to rush the process. This evening we will be enjoying slow roasted chicken breast, baked beans corn on the cob,corn bread and for dessert chocolate cream pie.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Birthday toast


Today was Nickels birthday, he is seven. What better way to spend a draft horse birthday then team time. And baked treats.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time for Jake

Tomorrow is Nick's birthday,but today it is/all about Jake.
New runners for the exercise boat, and a good little work out.
Last week Jake got a clean bill of health from the vet, so now it is time to rebuild the muscles he lost over the winter.
A few trips around the club with lots of rest, a good start. Nick hung back at the barn and protested, kicking and screaming.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Frost tonight?

The horses are in it looks like a cold wet evening.  I have one hell of a head cold, and i was just out in the rain, again.Glad the peas like the cold they just started to sprout. Time to write the menu for next week, even though I took the grilled cheese off tonight and made steak.change is good.

In a mood

When I take out all the pots and pans you know i'm in a mood. No grill cheese n chowder tonight. Steak ootatoes and carrots.
Fresh chives from the farm.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day of "Rest"

Today I was home alone on the farm, a scheduled day of rest. The day started off very chilly I hustled about morning chores, then ran into town to drop off some dry cleaning and pick up a couple things. When I arrived home I was bone cold with the chills, so my solution was to bake. I made oat meal cookies and then tested out my new bread machine. When I say tested I mean this literally.  See I was at a local barn sale , when I spotted a bread machine.I have been wanting to purchase a bread machine, but was unwilling to spend the money. I looked over the barn sale bread machine and it was super clean. I asked the man hosting the sale if it worked, he was unsure. I asked him what he wanted for it and he said five dollars, I thought I could afford to chance it. Today I made sunflower bread and it worked like a charm. Once I had finished baking (and ironing) the sun was out and I did some gardening. Something about a full day to rest the mind that is good for the heart.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring blooms

Starting to see all the spring colors,and enjoying longer days. Pea's and potatoes planted fly predators about to hatch. Love this time of year.  Looking forward to plow day May 5th and bath day May 12th.
The Menu
Friday:mussels an wine with fresh bread for dipping
Saturday: beef fajitas
Monday: Burger night
Tuesday: New England clam chowder and grill cheese
Wednesday: Thursday turkey sliders
Thursday: slow roast chicken and veggies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This Weeks Menu

With my new cook book and a basket full of fresh eggs I am ready to plan the menu.
Friday: Crab cakes with spinach salad
Saturday: Steak salad and roasted potatoes with extra for breakfast
Sunday: Egg skillet and potatoes
Slow cooked lamb shanks
Monday:Burger Night
Tuesday: Cobb salad with hard boiled eggs
Wednesday: Soup and bruchetta
Thursday: Vegetable Bread Pudding

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

This photo is from one of the niches at Jesse's house, we had a wonderful Easter hope you did as well.
This Weeks Menu
Monday: Burger night 5.99 each at the local pub
This gives me the afternoon to catch up on Sundays chores
Tuesday: Chicken pot pie
Wednesday: Blt's and sweet potato chips
Thursday: Spinach pie and spinach salad with red onions


He Worked Very Hard

Nickel worked very hard this week end, spreading manure. 500 bushel 10 trips around the draft horse club garden.
This work would have been better suited for a team, but with time to rest Nick did a fine job-