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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday on the Farm

milkweed is blooming
The milkweed along the rural roadside is blooming. Butterflies and bees will be fluttering and buzzing! Happy pollinators!
As conservationists and stewards of our land, we maintain our roadsides. After bird eggs have hatched in the spring, we spray to kill any weeds growing. To provide more wildlife habitat, we do not mow our roadsides.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Strawberry Lemon Basil Pasta Salad

Strawberry Lemon Basil Pasta Salad is so refreshing for summer! So delicious!

1/3 cup      olive oil
1/2 cup      lemon juice
1 tablespoon      balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon      sugar
1/2 teaspoon      salt
1/4 teaspoon      black pepper
1 pound      farfalle pasta
1/2 teaspoon      basil
1 tablespoon      lemon zest
1 cup      strawberries

Bring water to a boil and cook the farfalle pasta. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour over the pasta and stir. Add basil and lemon zest. Use salt and pepper to taste. Mix in strawberries when ready to serve.