Well, well, well, April-the-Giraffe’s baby was finally born. Have y’all watched the live video for the past month? I popped in from time to time but didn’t have enough time to watch too much. But now they’re having folks submit suggestions for the baby’s name. Guess what – this pretty girl was born on that same day too!!
Recently a sweet friend gifted us some delightful cheeses. Oh there was smoked cheddar, jalapeno, gouda and MORE! I used lots of that delicious cheese in my cooking. I’ll admit my Enchilada Casserole was AMAZING with shredded jalapeno muenster. And it was a hit when I used it in my jalapeno/cheese sandwich breadtoo!
But RancherMan & I also wanted to enjoy slices of that amazing cheese on crackers. Y’all know I like to make these things myself as opposed to going out to buy it. I found a recipe online for rosemary crackers made with olive oil & garlic. YUM! I have that amazing rosemary bush right outside my door and I’ve ALWAYS got olive oil. Let’s give ‘er a go!
What we do on this ranch is our livelihood, our means of supporting ourselves. It’s a wonderful life, yet certainly a hard one. Prudent business decisions have to be made every day. If they’re the wrong decisions, we don’t get paid.
Bills don’t get paid nor groceries bought. There’s no gray area on the pay scale when you’re self employed. No mistakes are financially free – no mulligans!
Don’t get me wrong, like I said it’s a wonderful life filled with many delights. But it can be hard too.
I’ve been asked before what it’s like to live and work on a NE Texas Homestead. It’s wonderful, it speaks to my heart, and it’s hard work.
When I had a job in the city my working environment was climate controlled – cool in the summer and comfy warm in the winter. There was no mud or weeds in my city job. No ticks or snakes. And I didn’t have to report to work until 8:00 a.m., and any time after 5:00 p.m. was my own to do as I wished. Oh, and weekends. And HOLIDAYS!
All of that has changed… for the better! Yes now I may be up before dawn to move some cows or out after dark mowing pastures by tractor headlight but DANG I love my life here! Why don’t you come along and see what a typical day on the Homestead is like?