Friday, July 3, 2015

Late June

"Bailey B103" looking good in late June at Kanza Cattle.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Thumbs Up for Cherries!

On the Seventh Day, we picked cherries.

Sour cherries. From trees that poked in our faces and left bruises on my back.

What's not to love?

The four of us innocently picked as many as we could reach. After all, none of our bins had actually reached "full" status.

Everyone is happy...

Because the cherries are clearly ready to be picked....

See what I mean by "not full" status...

And here.

After getting the goods back to the house, we realized that we actually did pick quite a few (the actual weight is estimated at 30-40 lbs.) 

The real fun began afterwards when we began the pitting process, probably only making it through 1/4 the way through before calling it a day. A majority of those were frozen and a select few made it into a cherry cobbler for the evening. 

There are no photos from the pitting process as our hands were stained with red cherry juice and the cobbler simply didn't last enough for a full photo shoot. But I'm sure there will be other opportunities. 

Now we need to figure out how to use them all! I've come across a recipe for cherry lemonade, sour cherry salsa and of course, cobblers, pies, scones and other baked goods. 

What's your favorite way to use sour cherries? 

Friday, May 29, 2015

New Herdsire at Kanza Cattle

This spring Kanza Cattle welcomed a new herdisire, SHF Bailey W18 B103

One of last sons of Wonder and member of the 2015 Spring Yearling Pen of Three Champions at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. 

Bailey B103

Semen available:  $25/straw.  Contact Kanza Cattle, Lori; or Sandhill Farms, Kevin.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Prep

The warm weather has got us in the mood for spring! Today we plowed some furrows in preparation to plant fruit trees.

Look at those blue skies!

What are you looking forward to planting this season?