Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Bouquet

Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you can't have a bouquet on your table!  I made a quick and easy one with cedar (love the smell!) and clementines and put it in a wooden biscuit jar.  

A fragrant winter bouquet

Friday, January 18, 2013

New Year's Babies

We have had a record week here at the farm... 15 calves born!  

Mama doesn't want me getting to close to her baby

A mother's love

New Year's baby

Mothers and their babies

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Perfect Winter Meal

With dreary winter days ahead, it's always comforting to have a hearty winter meal for dinner.  This could mean different things for different people but one of the staples for us here at the farm is the ever so glamourous meatloaf.    Obviously, with the fresh ground Lowfields beef, I feel our meatloaf is on a higher level than your average meatloaf.  The trick is to keep it simple so the beef doesn't get overshadowed.   One of the best things about making meatloaf for dinner is the leftover sandwiches the next day! 

Lowfields Meatloaf
2 lbs ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
3-5 cloves garlic, minced
3 eggs
1 cup breadcrumbs (fresh or store bought)
5-7 dashes of Pickapeppa sauce (or worcestershire sauce)

Mix everything together and put into a baking dish or on a cookie sheet.  Form into a loaf and cook at 375 for at least 45 min to an hour.   Let cool a bit before slicing and then serve with your favorite comfy side - in my case, it was roasted potatoes and a lovely salad! 

Ready to go into the oven! 

It may look messy, but only the most delicious things do! 

The perfect winter meal!  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Rustic Winter

I've decided to keep the greenery up around the property to add a little life to the bleak winter times ahead.  When we go on our walks during the winter, it's always lovely to see something bright and full of life.  I made theses sculptures for a wedding long ago and now they adorn the outside of the milking parlor.  Some greenery and a pop of color adds life to an otherwise cold winter day.  

Rustic winter art outside of the milking parlor

A pop of red sticks and a red flannel complete the outside art