The weekend promises to be better, though. Hopefully a few more cows will decide to have calves if the weather is decent.
The rain has helped bring the frost out of the ground, so things are muddy around here again. But there is a hint of green in the grass and the trees, and promises of things to come in her flowerbeds.
The Bag Lady has been working on a couple of projects that she hopes to share with you soon, but nothing is finished yet. Sigh. The Bag Lady isn't happy unless she has several things on the go at once, which means
she has a short attention span and never completes anything! she's really, really busy!
In the meantime, here's a really good recipe for home-made bread:
Add 1 pkg dry yeast to 2 1/4 cups warm water in mixing bowl and mix well. Add 3 1/2 cups flour, 3 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp salt, 2 Tbsp soft shortening. Beat until smooth, add more flour, a little at a time.
Let rise and punch down. Let rise again. Form into 2 loaves and let rise. Bake about 45 minutes at 350.
When the Bag Lady makes this, she uses a mixture of whole wheat and white flour - mostly whole wheat. She has made it using vegetable shortening, but has wondered about using olive oil. (Hasn't tried it yet). She uses olive oil in the bread she makes in her bread machine, and it works very well.
And here's a picture of a few of the calves enjoying the sun when it finally made an appearance late yesterday afternoon.
This cow was the designated baby sitter. Of course, the rest of the cows weren't very far away.
Have a great weekend!