I will start posting later and later as the days progress. I will be doing more morning chores, like gardening, in the cooler temps of the morning. I will post, but in the afternoon, when the heat of the day drives me indoors.
I got to drive the tractor! I was actually able to take it away from my husband. We were beginning to think he was glues to the metal seat. We or ummm, I, cultivated the ditch that runs through our property. This is were all our water loving melons are being planted. One problem with this though. Because of where the cattle fence is, where the garden is, and where this cultivated ditch is, we can not get to the orchard. This is when we decide to put one of those bridge boards to use. We dragged it to the ditch using a lead. It took two of us, and we still struggled with it a bit.
Now we have access.
Of course while we were working,
the boys decided to brave the cows, and take a dip in the trough.
Later that day, I sent my boys to gather some fire wood. I wanted to practice my open flame cooking skills.
I made a simple dish of ham, noodle, cheese and spinach casserole.
I brought the water to a boil for the noodles,
heated the ham, melted the butter and cheese with a little milk
and allowed it to "bake" for a few minutes before serving it up.
The boys loved it, and it had a smoky flavor that can't be beat.
So, why am I practicing my open flame cooking skills? This is your clue to Monday's announcement.