Monday, March 28, 2016

the quotidian (3.28.16)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace


My second flop in a row: can I no longer make a decent chocolate cake???

My younger daughter's latest creation: every time we go to Costco, she lurks at the edge of the bakery like a lost puppy, watching the cake decorators (and hoping they'll toss her a treat).


Post-rehearsal: late-afternoon "lunch" in the sun.


Running lines while rocking lambie.


Fly season: it's disgusting.


Curious kisses.


Docking.


Enforced lactation.


Cuddles.


Putting in fence for the second pasture: she says she wants a steer.


Jacob Marley! Come to life! In our field!


Frolicking till the sun sets.

This same time, years previous: the Tuesday boost, seven-minute egg, maple pecan scones, our oaf, the visit, the quotidian (3.26.12), a spat, breaking the habitsmokey fried chickpeas, happy birthday, happy pappy!, and brandied bacony roast chicken.

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    1. The American Shorthorn Association should have good information. They are a quiet breed and excellent for junior activities and I think maybe less expensive to buy than anything Angus. Is this a potential 4-H project? The roan hair is wonderful to groom and so pretty. They fatten well and easy to feed. Here are some basic links.
      http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/234/43487/livestock/4H1188Your4-HMarketBeefProj_28-End.pdf

      http://4h.ansci.cornell.edu/files/2013/12/beefu9-tr1vmz.pdf

      American Shorthorn Association
      http://www.shorthorn.org/

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  2. I have never had this chocolate cake recipe fail but I also don't think it is the best recipe out there. Hershey's One Bowl Chocolate Cake- https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=568556

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  3. I think your daughter's cake decorating skills are AMAZING!

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  4. What a beutiful "Cuddles" photo! Find a magazine to submit that one to!

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