I haven't wrote in a long long time. Busy summer. Love it. Maybe I'll catch up on my stories....maybe I won't. For now I'll leave you with these.
Dad went to Homedale for the week and asked if I would irrigate. I said YES. Here are some pics from yesterdays adventures and the beautiful blessings from saying YES! It was a beautiful day to be in a pair of waders & packing a shovel.
When Progress & The Past Meet ~Sagebrush intertwined in the barbwire fences that once tamed the Wild Western States. Now much of the barbed wire is gone, torn out by farmers with no livestock on the land. Irrigation transformed this desert into the fertile farming valley that it is. Someday, flood irrigation will be a thing of the past, replaced by the big pivots.
My Aunt invites me down for grilled steak & shrimp. Now how can I turn down an offer like that! I offer to bring dutch oven yummy potatoes. Well, irrigating is taking about an hour each trip so I ask them to put them in the oven for me. Timed Perfectly, I will get back just in time to pull a piping hot pan of potatoes out of the oven! As I head out of the yard, off to my right, this is what i see!!! OUTLAW DONKEYS....! Hmmm, dinner is on the line. I will get them when I'm done.
Easier said than done. THANK YOU NANCY & WADE for a fabulous barbecue! After over indulging in Steak, Salad, Yummy Potatoes & a chocolate strawberry or two....I promptly head back to Dad's. The donkey's are no where to be found. Maybe they put them selves back in! I check the corrals. I check....everywhere! I go get in the flat bead pickup & look some more. I'm a regular mountain man.....checking for tracks, using the binocluars & the whole 9 yards! I wouldn't be so worried but the lil' mare just had a baby & it is just about the cutest thing you ever did see! J2 leaves me in charge of his prize possesion & I lose it! I kept flashing back to a bottle fed calf that disappeared when we were young....never to be seen again....unless you count the holestein the mircaluously appeared in the neighbors back pens. Uggg.....I look & I look & I look! Finally, when I have given up, called Dad in defeat & am headed home......THEY APPEAR! Dirty buggers must have circled back around me & are right in the corrals!
Well, if nothing else, It made for a good adventure :) Have a great night!
YUMMY POTATOES RECIPE ~
The black is the original recipe. The red is what I do with it.
6 medium potoes~ cooked, cooled, grated (I use 1 bag frozen or refrigerated shredded hashbrowns)
1/4 cup butter (1/4 cup maragrine, cheaper)
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I just throw it in by the hand fulls, I use half orange cheese & half pepper jack to spice it up alittle)
Combine butter, sour cream, soup & cheese with grated potatoes. (aka~ throw it all in. Order doesn't matter just try to get all ingredients in ;) Put in baking dish & cover with 2 cups cruched cornflakes. Bake 350 for 30 minutes