Three Cheese Macaroni

Comfort Food: Lasagna

BBQ Grilled Cheese

Pork Sandwiches

Morning Frost

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The sun is currently rising here on Jer-Lindy Farms. The best thing about this time of year is the frost-filled mornings. Every tree branch, building and bench are covered in frost. We've been lucky this week with milder temperatures (30 degrees F). Yeah, that's mild for late February/early March. It provides for some photo-friendly subjects. Last Sunday morning, I ran around the farm with  my camera so I could give you just a glimpse of what I get to see every morning now that I'm back home on the dairy farm. Pictures don't quite do the scene justice, but it's a start.

Our Brown Swiss, Lady Gaga. Named and shown at the county fair by my niece. She's very photogenic. We only have a few Brown Swiss cows on the farm, but they stand their own against our Holsteins.

This one kept creeping up on me.

This is the same picture as above, but with the Pioneer Woman's 'Old West' setting. Have Photoshop? There are some cool download tools from PW's blog that allow you to change the settings on your photos with the simple click of a button.

Only 6-7 months until apple harvest!

We put jackets on our calves during the winter months to keep them warm. They're also fed extra milk on very cold days. This way, they have enough energy to keep themselves warm. This calf in particular has not been named yet. Can you help us? Her mother's name is Avril, so the calf's name needs to start with the letter 'A' as well. Comment below with your suggestion.

A brief, but fun trip around the farm. We're looking forward to spring.


virginia said...

Ashur ... In Assyrian, the name Ashur refers to the Assyrian warrior god ...

Atsushi ... "Compassionate warrior."

March 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Alise Sjostrom said...

These are both excellent suggestions, Virginia. I'm saving them for future names if we don't end up using one of them this time around. Thanks for commenting!

March 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Alise Sjostrom said...

We chose Ashur! What calf doesn't deserve to be referred to as a warrior god?

March 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

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