Take care, keep safe, M
Introducing two new residents to the Ranch...Peaches the Jersey cow with just a little attitude and a fine pair of horns and pretty bay mare Contessa. Peaches who is possibly as wide as she is long is currently in the last trimester of her pregnancy.....update...actually, the last two weeks ! All being well, a bouncing baby Peaches will arrive on the 9th of next month....photo updates promised. Contessa has made herself very much at home and whilst viewing the other mares with total disdain, Mr. Cooper is besotted with the new, younger equine beauty in the field next door. Things have thankfully settled down since Contessa's arrival and peace and tranquility have once again settled over the pastures and within the big cedar barn.
Take care, keep safe, M
Sniff, snuffle, cough, snort, wheeze and sneeze....yes, the dreaded Winter cold bug has infected us both. Mass quantities of cough suppressants, fever reducers, in fact....immense quantities of "anti everything" have been consumed...um, did I mention hot toddies ? Clearly despite our dedication to our health care (or maybe because of it) Sore throats, coughs and snuffles have persisted and we are considering buying shares in kitchen towels ( Kleenex can't cope) and NyQuil. Sadly we are not alone in our misery as it seems the entire Pacific North West is sharing our affliction.....It will soon be Summer ! (wont it ?)
George the big Oxford ram is currently in residence in his bachelor quarters living a celibate existence while his woolly harem are (we hope) preparing for the imminent ( we hope even more) arrival of their adorable little offspring. An overload of cuteness photos promised as soon as four little cloven hooves touch the ground.
Today I realized that maybe I had been thinking American too long ! Foolishly using a British recipe to make British scones my Anglo American brain registered that preheating the oven to only 180 degrees was strange...but never one to question authority (well, not often) I popped the dough into the barely warm, waiting oven and expectantly anticipated my golden brown, vanilla and raisin masterpieces to appear. Not. Twenty minutes later, I still had soggy raisin and vanilla dough sadly still looking like soggy vanilla and raisin dough on the baking sheet. No one told me that British recipes use Celsius not Fahrenheit....well, not recently ! British Scones (2nd effort, I'm not one to give up easily) made using an American recipe, look JUST like Mum's. Happy ( and still snuffling).
Enjoy the photos..a beautiful day on the ranch today...
Take care, keep safe and well. M xx
Its me, Maureen, (the Boss)