Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pass The Popcorn, Please!

If you read my previous post, Cold Enough For You? you know that we are in the middle of a deep freeze. Local schools are cancelled for a second day due to the freezing temperatures and the bone-chilling winds. Here on the farm we are still diligently working hard to keep our animals (and ourselves) comfortable in this crazy weather.

Last night as we were finishing our nightly milking, Snookie decided minus 24 degrees was the perfect temperature for delivering her calf. Actually, I don't think she had much of a choice in the ETA (estimated time of arrival)! Delivery went smoothly, and her beautiful red Holstein heifer (girl) calf is doing great! 

Steam rises from Snookie's baby girl with the below 0 temperatures. She is only 5 minutes old in this photo, and after a rub down with warm towels, she was eager to stand up. 

When we are finished with our chores, and have checked on our animals one last time to make sure they are safe and comfortable in these frigid temperatures, I think tonight is a perfect time to sit back, relax, put my feet up, (yep, new cow slippers, thanks to Sara)...and watch a movie. Pass the popcorn please!

Three- Cheese Popcorn

Toss 16 cups hot popcorn with 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1 cup grated parmesan and 1/2 cup grated pecorino; spread on baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheddar melts, 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired. 
Thanks to Food Network Magazine for this recipe.

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