Saturday, May 31, 2014

To Texas and back again..



Well, we headed out as soon as I was done with Word Friday afternoon.. we loaded up the pups and we were whiskey bent and Texas Bound..  We drove all the way to Shreveport, LA and spent the night in a truck stop.  I didn't get much sleep at the truck stop because those places are noisy and I'm always worried some lot lizard is going to knock on the door and try to get in... them lot lizards are scary women folk.. they might have stuff  that ajax wont take off.. you know what I mean... I'd Have to disinfect the door handles yuck... so anyways I woke up to cows mooing and I was thinking what t
he hell do I hear cows for?  So I got up walked the dogs then ran, well more like gimped myself to the Love's to use their facilities...  I peed a river up in that joker and took a hoe bath in the bathroom and limped out and the fella behind the counter asked me "why are you limping? I saw you last night limping in here and you are still limping this morning" I explained my little misfortunate even with that stupid mare and he told me he was sorry and that, that sucked.. I was like.. dude.. I know...  I wouldn't dare to take my boot off, I was afraid of the swelling I had going on... So It was about 6am.  We headed back towards I-20W and stopped to eat somewhere after we crossed the Texas border.  we only had an hour and a half-ish to go, and we didn't have to be there until 11am.
So we took out time eating and moseyed on over to the Perkins Ranch.  we met up with our friends Sam and Lee. (Sam breaks/trains all our horses)  and Like I always explain when people ask me why we don't break our own... I don't want to break any horse that can break me.. I'm getting too old for this crap... I'll finish them off.. not break them..
so we got us a number, and a sale book.. and I began to limp all over the barns and paddocks frantically marking crap I wanted and checking ones I'd take a good deal on and starring the ones I wanted REAL bad... and about this REAL bad wanting one.. I found one... so much so.. I marked My book, my cowboys book, Sam's Book and Lee's book.   I was going to have this mare come hell or high water... and she wasn't for sale until tomorrow.. :/
we did good the first day... we bought 6 horses, and had a full trailer... since we only brought the six horse trailer with us.. we didn't think we'd go this wild....
After that we headed over to cavenders to check out the sale racks, and I got some new kinda jeans.. they were all crazy with their sizes... it wasn't like the normal wrangler 3/4 size.. it was 27" and 28"  I was thinking it sucked but they were 29 bucks.. so I tried them on.. HOLY CRAP batman.. they were awesome called Grace In LA.. I bought two pairs...
But, After that we ate with Same and Lee at some Mexican place.. and then headed to our friends ranch.. he's got a big ole ranch in East Texas.  We started having some adult beverages and the more I was drinking the better my foot was feeling...  so we checked out his chuck wagons, chased some sheep and then walked the garden.. had a beer or two with a hatter guy.. then he left and we all got the bright idea to go drive through the pastures... we didn't find any panthers or yotes.. but we found his mares and we followed them around..  then I have NO idea what time we went to sleep.. but, I got up bright and early and headed for the garden to see if I could raid the asparagus patch.. but, I didn't succeed with that.. but, we had breakfast with him and headed back to the sale..
And about this time, the guys in the gators were waiting on me to take me up the hill so I didn't have to limp up all that way to the sale barn..  the people at this ranch were super nice..
so I went over to see the mare I wanted.. just to make sure she and I were on the same page.. she was totally on my page.. I went over to the stall she was in and she came right over to me and we loved on each other.. and I figured I'd be willing to pay a lot for this horse and I figured she was going to go for a lot because she's a blue roan and the only one at this dispersal sale...  she's the daughter of suns flash who is out of Mr Sun O Lena and her mama is out of Sparta Tivea, she's got Son o Sugar on her papers and is bred to be cowy and catty fast....
so she was coming up next and my heart was just a pounding..  So, They started her out at $5,000. then Dropped her down to 500 and I started bidding.. and it was like a freaking fiasco... she was going up in 200 buck increments...and it was getting out of hand... I got all pissy and was like.. I'M TAKING THIS MARE HOME....
Maybe the people figured out they didn't want to cross the lil gal from South Carolina walking with a limp...  but. I won her bid.. and after the sale I got a phone call asking to buy her for more than I paid for her.. I wouldn't budge.. but I put a $12,000 price tag on her.. and told the people I would give them first dibs on her baby.. but, her baby won't be next year.. because she's going to get broke and trained then the year after I'll breed her to our stallion....
they agreed, we exchanged numbers...  There was one stallion there we bid on.. he went for 15 grand.. I couldn't believe it...  we are ok with our Blue Valentine stud muffin...
we loaded up bright and early the next morning with the 6 mares that were ready to breed... My blue Girl went with Sam to get broke and we headed out east bound and down, loaded up and truckin. we've got a ong way to go and a short time to get there.. hahah..  so we made it back to South Carolina about 1am...  gave the horses hay and water on the trailer.. went to sleep got up around 6am.. and backed the trailer up to the broodmare pasture and let the girls out.. they were pretty happy with the nice stand of grass we got.. 
So, after that long day at work Tuesday which is one of my most busiest days...  I came home, we ate supper and we outside to the barn was gone for 20 minutes or so... come back up to the house and find Rollo on the bottom step outside the house.. I said "oh rollo you were waiting on the steps?" and Rollo looked up and wimpered and I knew something was wrong... I picked him up and brought him inside and his eyes were rolling in the back of his head.. we jumped in the car and drove all the way to columbia.. that was the longest freaking 40 miles of my life.. I kept holding him and telling him he was a fighter and he had to hang on..  we got to the emergency vet and explained I wasn't sure what happened but his left eye was swollen and protruding and he was in and out of consciousness.. so they took him back.. and I was pretty strong until the vet came to talk to us and told us they had to monitor brain swelling and intraoccular pressure and take x-rays....  so I agreed to all of it.. and  the vet told us to go home and she'd call us when she read the x-rays...  I cried most of the way home.. my poor little Rollo.. the vet called me about 2:45am.. and told me the x-rays were a negative study and nothing was broken in his skull... so she said she would call in the morning before the other vet's shift started.. which she did at like 6am and she said he was stable and doing ok but, he wasn't ready to go home...  so I went to work.. and while I was at work Clint went down to Columbia to pay Rollo a visit...  he said his eye looked better.. but he was just walking in circles to the left.. which isn't good and happens with head trauma... so the vet said they wanted to keep him another night..  Poor Trigger was moping around... and he was clinging to me, which he usually don't do.. he was walking the house looking for his brother.. 
That night, we went out to the pasture to check on the mares.. we wound up walking the whole pasture.. we were gone for about an hour or so..  the horses were all fine.... we came back in the house...I still couldn't sleep.. when I did fall asleep it wasn't for long.. I kept jerking myself awake.. it was horrible...  Then the vet called about 6..and she said that rollo made this great recovery over night and was up and running around and playing and eating well....  and she said I could come and get him... So I threw trigger in the truck and we eased on down the road to the ER vet place... and the doctor came out and told me, she was not sure about his peripheral vision in that eye and that the swelling will eventually go down.. over weeks... and I was going to keep him on anti-inflammatories and a pain pill for 5 days...  they put the poor boy on trammadol... hah...
but, I was ok with all this.. and she told me that she wasn't sure if he was going to be able to work livestock.. I explained to her he could be fat and happy in the house.  I didn't need him to herd the cattle.. I just wanted my Rollo back..
So I paid up my bill and one of the nurses gave him to me and he was stunned to see me but got all excited.. and he still kinda goes to the left.. but. he may always do that...  I cried so hard when I got him back.. I don't have kids.. my dogs are my children... and he was so precious because he wasn't supposed to live.  Little Rollo has a great name.. Rollo Thorrson Levi... he's got a great Viking name and I think he is a little warrior at heart...
I brought him to work and he slept most of the day back in the exam room with me.. Now at lunch.. we ate at a chinese buffet because it was fast and quick.... well My cowboy left that night for Texas with Sam to go get the rest of the horses which turned into 14 more to get haha (not all for us) but 5 were ours... and I woke up about 4am.. with this bad feeling in my stomach..... and I laid there.. thinking... hmm.. I fell sick.. and then It hit me.. boy I bounced up and bounded for the bathroom about fell over because I was running on this stupid toe.. and everything I ate for lunch came up.... I didn't digest any of it... because me being the doctor I am, was trying to see what I was throwing up.. and I didn't eat dinner because I came home and went to sleep because I was exhausted..  well... I was sick a few more times, bottle fed the baby calves.. and was sick again.. then went to work...  thank God it was only a 3 hour day..  I came home.. and Rollo and I crawled up on the couch.. and we laid there until this morning...
I feel better today just not completely better..  I was standing outside tending to the chickens and I started feeling dizzy....  probably because I'm afraid to eat anything other than dry toast and applesauce.. haha I lived off of saltine crackers... and apparently the puppies all love them too....
I spend most of today working on the ranch web page... just resting and keep myself calm... 
www.ilcavalloranch.com
will be the webpage..



Zeus Loves Texas..  This was his first Trip there!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Just what I needed

I'll just start off with the bad crap and get it over with...
Last night, I rode Tattoo, and then got on Nutter butter.. he was a complete gentleman and I was very happy with him.. well I was riding with my friend Jill.   And our hired hands have some horses that they take in to train.. and they were going to work one of them last night so Jill and I stopped and went over to talk... and the mare that they have was standing there for about 10 minutes.. then all of a sudden turned her butt to me and nutter butter.. and I thought to myself..I better move.. well.. I went to move.. and Nutter butter is a baby and he's not super responsive yet.. so I went to back him up and out of the corner of my eye I see that mare's ass come up in the air and I went to pick my foot out of the stirrup and no quicker did I get it out of the stirrup did she nail me square on the bottom of my boot...  It was a solid connecting kick too.... I rolled off the left side of Nutter and Jill was off her horse quicker than I was.. she grabbed my horse and I hobbled over to the chair at the end of the arena.. sat down and my foot was already swelling... I pulled my boot off and my sock and all my toes were already purple and my 4th one was bleeding...   so I did a quick check and decided nothing major was wrong.. then I put my boot back on and went to walk back to the house to untack my horse....  I couldn't walk.. I hobbled the whole way back and this joker was hurting.. like throbbing hurting.. So Jill helped me untack my horse and she put him back in his paddock.  I called my Cowboy and asked him if he was busy... and I needed him to take me to the office... so he brought the truck to me and loaded me up, I showed him how to take an x-ray and I set myself in position and he took the shot....

I broke the 4th toe...  So I taped it to the one next to it and put some kinesiotape on it to reduce the swelling and loaded it down with biofreeze.  stuck my boot back on and limped back to the truck...
Got home.. started to clean up the new horse trailer..  since we are taking it to Texas this weekend... we are going to a  ranch that is selling out like 60 years worth of breeding lines..  300+ horses...   may come back with a trailer full.. or none...

well..  I've been experimenting with  Quinoa lately..
I made this last night..  it's got radishes, cucumber, shallots, dates and dill...

Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
8 small red radishes
1 small cucumber
1 large shallot
2/3 lightly filled cup dill
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced, about 1 1/2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sliced raw almonds
1/2 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 ripe avocado, to serve

Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the quinoa and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil, cover, and turn the heat down to low. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
While that is cooling...
Dice the radishes finely. Do the same with the cucumber. Finely dice the shallot. Finely chop the dill fronds. Toss with the quinoa in a large bowl.
Zest the lemon right into the bowl and fold in the zest. Juice the lemon half and whisk the juice together with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Toss this with the quinoa.

Fold in the almonds, chopped dates, and Parmesan. Taste and season to taste with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, top with chopped avocado. 


Henry the Night Watchman 
Today's lunch.. Collards and Cornbread :)

Zeus Sunning himself

the most prettiest cornbread I've made in a while

Happy Donkies

you got food for us mom?

Some of the babies

Rollo and Trigger sitting in my lap while driving

Calf from this year

Mama and baby


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Zucchini with Lentils

Zucchini with Lentils

1 cup  yellow mung lentils, rinsed and drained
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoon salt
4 cups  water
2 tablespoons oil
6 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 shallot diced
4 small zucchini cut into ¼-in half-moons
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves (cilantro)

directions:


1. Place the lentils, turmeric, salt and water in a large saucepan. Bring it to boil, skimming off any surface scum that collects on the top. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the lentils are cooked, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover the bowl and keep warm.
2. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add the cumin seeds—they should sizzle upon contact with the hot oil. Quickly add the onion and zucchini and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Add the ground coriander and cumin and continue to cook until the zucchini is cooked, about 10 minutes.
4. Remove the pan form the heat, add the paprika, and immediately pour over the hot lentils. Swirl lightly to mix and sprinkle on the fresh coriander leaves. Serve with your choice of Indian breads or rice. 


That was on the menu for last night along with the left over ham from the day before :)

I had to re-season a few of my cast iron skillets.. I'm not sure what happened in my small 8" one... but, I saw it and it was in bad shape.. then the one I made bread in all the time  was all out of sorts.. so I figured I better clean them up real good, re-grease them and stick them in the oven...
that's what I did today..

last night I went to Doctor on Ragnar some more.. and I'll tell you what.. that horse loves me... I got him out of the pasture.. and took his boot off, tied him to the trailer and got him a bucket of grain.. then cleaned out his hoof.. and I'll tell you what.. all the black infection nastiness is gone.. and it's got color and blood supply back to it.. it's just soft....  so i put a polstice pad in the boot and some betadine and let him finish eating... then vet wrapped his leg so he don't get sore.. and took him back out to the pasture.... he started rubbing his head on me... and I was petting him.. then I bent over to make sure the boot was on securely and he started rubbing his head on my back.. so I stood back up and explained I loved him.. and I missed him... he's just out of the game right now..  and not to be jealous of Kizzy or the Roany Ponies I've been riding.. he's still my number one..
I told him when he got better, we'd do other stuff.. like Dressage and some more jumping... not only the shooting.. although when he's back up and going.. i'm going to have to hit it hard so I cane be competitive for easterns...  I miss my horse....

Well that's about all that's going on around here.... no big stuff is good now-a-days haha...

Monday, May 19, 2014

crapola

Sweet Pokey sleeping in the barn a few months ago
It's been a trying past few weeks at the ole hacienda.. Living on the ranch with so many animals, you have to face death and hurt of animals.. and we were slapped in the face with that 2 saturday's ago..
Pokey (my father's horse) got hurt and the vet made a misdiagnosis.. and alternatively another vet came out and explained that he had severed all the tendons in his back leg and infection had set into his bone.. therefore; we had no choice but to put him to rest, and he is now over the rainbow bridge with Romeo and Navajo.  I have no words to express about how horrible of a situation that was..
and not to mention, my mom has been going through a rough patch as well.  
I also had to bury Vinny one of my roosters yesterday... I found him beat all the hell and back and he died the day I found him, and I buried him.
But, with death on the Ranch comes life, we have 5 new baby cows and i'm thankful for the horses that are healthy and sound...
Ragnar wondering why I'm not picking him



I had my farrier come out again to dig out this abscess that is plaguing my poor Ragnarok.  I feel so bad for the past 6 weeks we've been soaking and digging and trying to get this stupid abscess to come out.. I go out there and get Kizzy.. and He follows us limping along.. one day he even put his head in the halter..  then he looks at me like.. "why aren't you picking me".  It tugs on your heart strings you know... So this vet lady told me to have the Farrier completely dig it out.. and so we did...
This is the wort abscess he's ever seen..
I feel all responsible for this.. because if my barn was finished I could put him in a dry stall when it rains and he wouldn't pop these darn things out...
but this one was his whole hoof...
So I had to go buy him a whole new boot and now he's in a beta dine, epsom salt and water boot...
just trying to pull the inflammation and soreness out.

I don't know what I'm going to do with this boy...  Well I am puttying him on this special supplement for this type of thing.. so hopefully this will help...


My brother showed up 2 weekends ago..  and I was so glad to see him.  He didn't get to stay for long because the radiator in his car went, friday before he was going to come up, but he made it up for Mother's Day and we surprised my mom.

My brother and I at my office


Wednesday My cowboy left out for Las Vegas.   I know what y'all are thinking.. why ever did I send him out there unsupervised?   well we found a 52 foot horse trailer, hauls 6 horses and has like a 14 foot short wall... it's HUGE.. like GIANORMOUS (yes that is a made up word).   he rolled back up with that joker about 4:30 AM Saturday/Sunday.   I woke up and found that joker in the yard.. it was so much bigger in person than in the pictures.. hah
After the trailer was hooked up to our truck in LV, NV

If you know me you know that I bake and cook under stressful conditions..
therefore, I will let you know.. I made some twist on banana nut bread.... and thusly made a cooking video to go with it!


Banana nut pineapple Bread


I made that bread, went out to eat with a doctor friend of mine... and came home and found nothing but the tinfoil it was wrapped in...
My dear sweet puppies at the joker while I was at the lake decompression with shrimp and a beer.
All I could do was laugh.. at least I got to taste one piece of it...
I gave the other loaf away to my friend and his wife..

I then, the next day made banana pineapple almond muffins..

Muffins:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
1 cup regular oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2)
1 cup  buttermilk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1 handful diced up almonds

  • Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon regular oats
  • 1 tablespoon of the almonds











1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. To prepare muffins, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Combine banana and next 5 ingredients (through egg) in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in pineapple, 1/3 cup coconut, and 3 tablespoons nuts. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.
3. To prepare topping, combine 2 tablespoons coconut and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
4. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of topping over each muffin. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately; place on a wire rack. 




And then for supper I made a ham with crushed pineapple Balsamic roasted vegetables and Corn bread..




Here is a general Buttermilk cornbread recipe

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Heat oil in an 8" cast iron skillet or muffin pans for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine cornmeal and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture.
  4. Stir together buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  5. Pour into the hot skillet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

    And the Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Medley

Ingredients

  • 9 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 small zucchini, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 radishes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with oil, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes.
  • In the same bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add to pan. Bake
  • 20-25 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. 

And that's about all

Friday, May 9, 2014

well life on the farm is kinda laid back.. Recipe: Mediterranean couscous

Saturday Morning My cowboy told me I lost my mind.. as I was taking off to go run my first 5K.  while I was driving there at 7am.. I was thinking I was a little nutty for doing this.. but, I got there got my number and got all warmed up and my friend Kristina and I ran it together..  and she's lost over 100lbs and I'm so proud of her.. (she's the one that talked me into it).  After we finished that.. I headed back home, to change and feed the horses, ride Kismet and talk my cowboy into not working and going to take the motorcycles out for a spin..




Also Saturday was the annual "pork in the park", that is where bbq-ers from surrounding towns come and have a bbq cook off.... it's great to say the least... and I had some of the best brisket I've had in years there... and after that we headed off to a joy ride down towards the lake..
we stopped at this little bar on the water.. literally on the water.. and there were a few motorcycles outside.. so we figured we'd give it a shot...
we roll up, park the bikes, go in.. find out it's a private club.. so we joined... It was a cute little tiki bar type place on a floating dock.... well we get a beer and go towards outside.. and that's where we were wondering if we were in the wrong place or not....
There were hell's angels all over that place... So we were thinking.. umm uh oh. but, they turned out to be pretty nice people... So we had a few beers and decided we should head on out..
My Dad


The bar we were at

we left there, and headed back home.. 
We went to a church a few towns over to watch a "grand ole opry" which was really nice.. they had the steel guitars and a bunch of people on stage.. it was pretty nice.. and we left there about 8pm and went to this place that everyone says the wings are great...
so we got some wings.. they had great flavor.. but they weren't big...  we made it home not so late.. but, woke up and went to church in the morning... Came back home from church.. and it was time to round up the cattle...

Tattoo and I heading towards the catch pen

Tattoo

Loading the feeder steers to go to the sale


That was about our weekend... The price of cows is up and out of this world awesome.. so we sold off all our feeder steers... Sale day was good :)

I bought a domain name www.notsosweettea.com
I'm going to be working on a web page that is going to have a link to this blog, a recipe bank and random other stuff.. :)

Now to catch up on the food stuffs...

Italian Chicken sausage kebobs...  






I was at Publix... and found chicken sausage next to the lamb... (I love lamb) so I picked it up..
Put it on skewers with bell peppers, fresh cut up pineapple and cherry tomatoes....
and grilled it... It's real good :)










Grilled Lamb and Asparagus Couscous
   Asparagus Couscous

  • 1 cup couscous
  • Zest of 1/2 Lime
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 8 ounces asparagus, sliced 1/4-inch thick on the bias
Place couscous, lime zest, and oil in a medium, heatproof bowl; toss to combine. Set aside. 

Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add salt and asparagus; cook for 2 minutes. Pour over couscous, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, and fluff couscous with a fork. 



Venison Meatloaf, Buttermilk Cornbread topped with honey
and Lentil and couscous salad
    Lentil and Couscous Salad

  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 3-4 green onions
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4-5 ounces feta
Rinse lentils, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook the lentils at a rapid simmer for 20-30 minutes. Lentils should be tender. Rinse under cold water and set aside.

While lentils are cooking, bring pot of water to a boil and add couscous. Cook until tender, 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and rinse as well. Both lentils and couscous should be slightly cool.
In a large bowl combine lentils, couscous, cherry tomatoes (sliced in half), cucumber (cut into chunks), and diced green onion.

Shake together oil, vinegar, and honey in a mason jar. Pour over salad and toss.

Finally, crumble two ounces of feta over the salad and stir in. If you like a heavier amount of cheese, add more.





Marsh mallows on the open fire..
One of my Iris's Blooming

Dry ground around here..

Trigger

Tomatoes in a pot (trying something new)