Sunday, May 23, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

It's really stinky hot here for May. It was 90 degrees here today which was a record but thankfully it is very breezy. We are working of filling our silo with chopped hay which we call haylage once it is in the silo. Our barn is hotter than you know what too. The cows have been going back outside at night which they love and that breeze feels so good. Our barn would be cooler but it has tunnel ventilation and we are getting a south wind. Our fans pull air through the barn at the south end so the wind is working against the fans. Anyway which leads me to feeling not too ambitious in the cooking area.
Monday- Hamburger helper, green beans
need to use up milk that expires soon and I have a lot in the fridge to drink...3 gallons well 4 including the ones I'm trying to use up asap
Tuesday- Crockpot Beef Roast, carrots, and potatoes
will be using this throughout the week for supper and lunches
Wednesday- Hot beef sandwiches, beans, jello, and chips
I'm going to the zoo with my daughter's class still suppose to be warm...hoping for a breeze!
Thursday- Crispy Ranch Chicken, salad, potatoes, and green beans
Friday- Turkey and Beef Meatballs-I'm not sure how or what I'll serve them with...they may go in the crockpot
Saturday- Smoked sausage with homemade baked beans and veggies
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just Another Day

Last Monday's weather was perfect. The rest of the week was rainy and cloudy. Monday the COO of a Green Bay hospital came to our place to film a segment that goes on the hospital's intranet for the employees to watch. The segment was about Red Barn Family Farms of course. In the photo from left to right is my husband, my boss who is also a veterinarian, the COO, the cameraman, and my boss's son.

After getting some shots from outside of the electric fence, the cameraman and others headed in between the lines to get up-close and personal with our cows. We have friendly and curious cows like Ireland who even licked my other boss's hair. Which didn't freak her out because she did grow up on a farm. It was a good laugh.

More of our girls checking out the hospital's girls. Good thing these two girls also grew up on farms, but I'm not sure what the one was thinking wearing a skirt. She held the cue cards for what the COO had to say into the camera.

Here I caught Dynasty so he could hold her while he filmed a portion of his segment. In the background is Paula my boss, the COO's assistant, and Kurt. The cameraman was standing to my left along with the lady in the skirt. Can you tell the COO was slightly uncomfortable? Dynasty is a huge cow but she is very gentle. After we got the cows in the barn and started milking, they filmed another segment of him milking Dynasty. When I get the footage from the day, I am hoping to be able to post it here. Hopefully it will be ready for viewing soon and you can see a someone candid view of Lime-Acres.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday- Hamburger Helper, salad, and green beans
simple supper and I don't feel too guilty about it being a boxed meal

Tuesday- Tacos and cornbread
4-H tonight and there are tons of snacks after the meeting. I think this was on last weeks plan but I made sloppy joes instead.

Wednesday- Chicken stirfry
Another retread from last week that did not get made, it's my favorite!
Thursday- Smoked sausage, potatoes, saurkraut, and veggies
Friday- We are going to a cattle sale and we'll eat there. They'll have brats, hamburgers, or hot beef or something easy to eat.
I've been very pokey. This was started on Monday and not finished until Wednesday. I've been busy but I've also been the queen of procrastination lately. While being the queen of procrastination, I usually get things done that I planned on NOT getting done because I'm avoiding what I really should be doing.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Happy Monday everyone! My body is telling me today is more like the middle or end of the week. I am beat! I'm going to take my contacts out soon and throw myself onto the couch. YAWN! Hopefully I can get in an hour or half hour nap before we milk. I made up a pretty simple menu...again for this week. Take a look!
Monday- Homemade pizza
Tuesday- Hot turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans
Wednesday- Tacos and cornbread
Thursday- Chicken stirfry
Friday- Haddock or tilapia, french fries, and salad
Saturday- I'm thinking meatloaf. It's been a long while.
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Friday, May 7, 2010

Say What

My daughter came home from school Wednesday and told Kurt how while playing on the playground she kind of hurt herself. She said she ran into a pole on the left side of her body. Which meant she bumped her leg, but she also hurt her heart according to her. She relayed the same story to me later.
That night she had some reading to do which she had to read to me on the Aztecs. She got a part where they talked about the Aztecs giving hearts to the chiefs (I think) or others that were thought highly of. After reading about the hearts, Maclayne said, "That wasn't very appropriate with my heart hurting and all." It's not something she has ever said but it was used perfectly in context. I'm sure the teachers use the word appropriate a lot when correcting or scolding the kids. Glad she's expanding her vocabulary voluntarily.