Thursday, April 30, 2020

It's Been Raining Most of the Day....

 Fortunately it did not start until chores were finished.
 Berlin really sticks by me when I am in the barn.

 The outdoor arena looked like this at 9am, now it is flooded.
More grass has shown up....we still need some warmer days.

 The temperature started to drop a little and the horses
were smart enough to stay under the shed roof or in the
indoor .....out of the rain.
 It was time to make more brownie cupcakes.

 These have to last us for six days.
 roasted chicken
 and a salad with mangoes, bananas, walnuts and crumbly blu.

 Little Wonder and Phoebe enjoyed theirs too.
A good night for a fire.

Night all.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Berlin's Birthday Present Was 69 Degrees.....

A grey start and very windy all day long.

 Rebel and the girls were naked by the time I finished chores.

 I loaded Berlin's stall up with extra shavings for her birthday.

 I had a cauliflower in the frig and decided to make some soup.

 Cauliflower, onions, grated carrots, celery, added 2 1/2 cups of water and some 
Better that Boullion chicken stock.
 After everything was nice and tender, I put it in the food processor
(with the stock) and returned it to the pot.
 Then I made a white sauce 
 and added a heaping cup of grated cheese
(whatever was on hand) and a couple shakes of Romano.
Plus a squirt of honey mustard....salt and pepper.

 After that I went to Wegmans and bought a major load of groceries.
 Now I had all the ingredients to make bean salad.
Black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, canilleni
and green beans.  Chopped up some little peppers
 and added a sliced, par boiled carrot and minced onion.
 The marinade.....cider vinegar, oil and sugar.
 Mixed it all together
 and put it in jars.
 The tulips are not quite ready to open, be we have some beautiful color

 showing up in the gardens.
 I love having bean salad on hand, as I put in in our dinner salads.

It was delicious!

Night all.

Time to go out and give Berlin another treat for her birthday.