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maryjane

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Posted - Jan 22 2020 :  07:11:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that we're buried in white snow, we're even more appreciate of the greenery we can find to eat. I incorporate our own apples, onions, garlic, and greens (we all love the red stems on the chard).

Every week I make a big chopped "spoon" salad (my grand girls love my chopped salads--when they ask for one, they say they're "saladvating"). I squeeze lemon and lime juice all over it and pop it in the fridge.

Then I dress smaller portions as we eat it with sauerkraut and its juice, white wine vinegar, nutritional yeast, and dijon mustard.



I imagine you're enjoying the greens from your greenhouse Janet. Such a gift in the winter.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~

NellieBelle

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Posted - Jan 22 2020 :  07:53:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning! Your salads are mouth watering. Nothing like fresh greens all winter long. I remember before the cold frames and greenhouse, I would crave salad greens and couldn't wait for the greens to come up in the garden. No package greens for me. So happy they are close by and can harvest all winter long now. I planted the colorful chard mix and have pretty stems too. Sure makes for a colorful meal. Weather is a mix of everything. Last couple of days in -single digits and high of 8 degrees, this morning 32 degrees and snow coming down at a steady clip. Ahhhhh, winter. It has it's charm.

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maryjane

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Posted - Jan 25 2020 :  11:45:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning! Our weather seems to be a mix of everything also. Right now it's raining. The forecast is for more sloppy slush.

Love your fan of greens Janet. Speaks good health all around.

I am SO smitten with my girl, Buttercup. Even though training her has been slow, once she catches on to something, she never wavers. She's like a steady eddy soldier regarding things like, "Don't be bucking the head gate while I'm trying to unclip you; don't be crowding the gate when Miss Daisy comes out; don't be running to your food or you'll slip; don't spill your grain and make a mess while you're eating; don't flinch when I clean your udder and handle it" on and on.

Plus I love her long tall legs. Unlike her mother, there's plenty of room to get beneath her.



But the best part? She talks to me just like her mother does. Adorable!



Speaking of her mother, her heats have been like clockwork. Every 24 days, HEAT! This past Tuesday marked 24, so today I'm thinking she's probably pregnant.

Coming home from town yesterday I'll pulled off to the side of the road to snag a pic of the sky--stunning. Made one dizzy to stand and look up. The clouds were like a pot boiling over, all of it moving so fast.



MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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maryjane

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Posted - Jan 25 2020 :  1:04:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet, your orchid reminds me of the dresses worn sometimes on The Lawrence Welk Show. Mother Nature is an amazing artist seamstress. Hard to believe it's possible to grow something so perfect.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Jan 25 2020 :  3:40:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope I have the success you've had with Buttercup, with Estella. She has some growing to do, but perhaps this spring I can get her use to the cows routine. Busy day, bringing in hay for the cows and the steers. Moved a freezer from one room in the basement to another. Now the room is ready for the electrician and the sauna. I have two more orchids blooming. Joe and I both enjoy them. Something just cheery and calm about them. Love your sky/cloud picture. A person should pull off the road just to enjoy the sight. We were in the mid 30' s today, snow melting and the weather is too stay in the 30's through the next week during the day. So sloppy I imagine.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown

Edited by - NellieBelle on Jan 25 2020 3:41:37 PM
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maryjane

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Posted - Jan 26 2020 :  5:15:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet, will your sauna be infrared?

I "left the porch light on" and grabbed a quick bike ride before it got dark.



Jasper is tucked in and so are the chickens and Miss Daisy and Buttercup.

Time for evening tea.

G'night all!

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Jan 27 2020 :  04:40:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning! Starting out at 29 degrees this morning. We have some 40's coming up at the end of the week. That will be nice. More walks. It would be nice to bicycle, but the mud would be a bit challenging. MaryJane, I opted for the traditional sauna. After listening to Dr. Koniver's video about saunas, I liked the sound of the traditional over the infrared. And I think the added moisture in the room will benefit my orchids. So we will all get some good from it. Millie didn't come in heat. Now we will wait and see if Nellie does the first week of Feb. Last week of January. Hardly seems possible, the month is nearly gone.

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