Well, my attempt at posting each day I cooked this week was an epic fail. Between cooking, washing mountains of dishes, and hauling the crew out, I didn't have much time and I figured that yet another photo of me making yet another batch of bread just didn't make for the most riveting daily reading.
Not that I ever post anything riveting, but variety would be nice. :)
A food photographer, I am not and although it's really hard to resist fresh baked bread
Or apple pie
Or a plate of Cornpone Pie (and yes, that is sitting on a paper plate. Remember, no dishwasher in this old ranch house and after washing mountains of dishes, leftovers get paper plates at night.)
the photos just never look as appetizing as the food tastes. Today is day 6 of 12. We have one more day today, then break a week to tend to other ranch duties, resuming for another 6 days the following week.
The boys have had absolutely beautiful weather this week:
And then we had an unexpected storm roll in last night:
That dropped 1.7" on the south and east side of the ranch:
They have spent the week gathering the pastures, which is why they ride 15-30 miles in the morning. The pastures around here vary in size, but they run from about 3 sections (1,920 acres) to 16 sections (10,240 acres) and they'll gather multiple pastures. Last night's rain required a change of plans for today. We drove east last night to check on the rain and DH drove north at 3 this morning to check on the north side. We had rain there as well, but not as much and the roads aren't under water so they'll gather, sort, and process what they can and then come gather some bulls and run those through the chute.
So I'm back in the kitchen for one more day, but before I start on dinner, I'm going to enjoy a mug of tea, a cinnamon roll muffin, and dig into the Word
Edited to add link to Cinnamon Roll Muffin post