my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday on the Farm

anhydrous ammonia track
Anhydrous Ammonia [NH3] was applied this week. Applicator tracks remain in the harvested soybean fields.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Farm Chick Favorite

I love this necklace from Premier Designs! A very good friend of mine gave me this gorgeous necklace as a gift! Every time I wear it, I will think of Stephanie!
I absolutely love layering necklaces! It adds so much color and texture.
i love my bling

Layering necklaces is my favorite! When I layer neckalces, I use two or three necklaces...a long necklace with one or two shorter necklaces. I choose a focal point, then coordinate necklaces. It really makes an outfit pop! 

I love my cow chick bling!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Farm Chick Favorite

my purple lemon designs stamp

I love Purple Lemon Designs! A stamp from Purple Lemon Designs is sitting in my desk drawer among my pretty paper and paperclips.

Add a personal touch to a note to a friend. A stamp dresses up an envelop.

For photography orders, I use my stamp for packaging. It adds a cozy, rustic touch.   

A stamp from Purple Lemon Designs is a fun little gift!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday on the Farm

a bale sits in the field

Cornstalks have been baled. After fields of corn are harvested, we have cornstalks baled. Throughout the winter, we use the bales. Cornstalks are used as bedding for calves in the feed lot, and cow herds. The cornstalks keep the calves and cows warm and dry.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Farm Chick Favorite

love me some carhartt

I love Carhartt. LOVE it! It is my addiction. As a farm chick, I have a closet full of Carhartt...bibs, hats, jackets, sweatshirts, and vests. Carhartt is a must working on a cattle farm.  
 My favorite is my plum Carharrt jacket and coordinating stocking cap!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Farm Chick Favorite

I love these notebooks from May Designs! They are so perfect as gifts for friends and family! The notebooks are entirely customizable...patterns, shapes, colors, fonts, and type. So adorable! Design a notebook for your office desk or to carry in your purse!  
For a fun, personal, and unique gift... I love May Designs notebooks! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday on the Farm

corn is ready for harvest

During a pleasant fall day of harvest, I snapped a few photos in the field. Corn was ready to be harvested as the combine rolled through the field. Husks revealed golden kernels of corn.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Farm Chick Favorite

farm chick favorite

damask cosmetic bags

These cosmetic bags from Giddy Up Glamour... I absolutely adore! The lime and teal damask print is so much fun! The small cosmetic bag is 7x3x4.5. And, the large cosmetic bag is 11x4x6 with four interior pockets. They are perfect to hold all my make-up and beauty products.
They are so sweet! I am looking forward to a weekend getaway with these lovely bags!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

8 cups      bread
7      eggs
2 cups      1% milk
1/2 cup      pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons      pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon      vanilla

4 tablespoons      brown sugar
1 teaspoon      cinnamon
1 teaspoon      pumpkin pie spice

Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Cut bread into one inch cubes. { i used marble rye } Use enough bread to fill the pan.  Whisk eggs, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Pour over the bread. so it is entirely soaked. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries, and chopped walnuts. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown.

Cranberry-Orange Coffee Cakes

4 cups       whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon       baking soda
3 teaspoons       cinnamon
1/2 cup       butter
1/2 teaspoon       salt
1 cup       brown sugar
1 cup       granulated sugar
2 cups       vanilla yogurt
2       eggs
1       orange zested
4 tablespoons       orange juice
1/2 cup      walnuts coarsely chopped
1 cup       fresh cranberries chopped

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together. Add egg, orange juice, orange zest, and yogurt. Combine minxture with dry ingredients. Fold in chopped cranberries and walnuts.

Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. With a spoon, fill muffin tin 2/3 full with batter. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Makes 2 1/2 dozen coffee cakes.

orange glaze:
1 cup      powdered sugar
2 tablespoons      orange juice
1/2 teaspoon      vanilla
1 teaspoon      finely shredded orange zest

An orange glaze may be drizzled on the coffee cakes. Drizzle orange glaze over coffee cakes once cooled. Sprinkle extra orange zest over coffee cakes.

These zesty coffee cakes are perfect for fall! Enjoy!