Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

What the Beck???

The Cattle are Leaving and the Moms are Mooing

The truck and trailer arrived to haul the "feeder cows" away.

They were taking away 33 of the Barnett cows.

The cattle that are leaving are between 
about 350 - 700 pounds.

I felt really sad when they left. They were a
source of amusement and joy to us.

Going, going...gone.

The Mama cows stood on the hillside
mooing and moaning for their little ones.

The loud mooing lasted a few days and nights.
Soon, the Mamas will have new calves to care for,
and I will love them all again.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

What the Beck???

Simple Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location: Simple Rosemary Focaccia
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

I figured out that there are 546 calories, if 6 slices are made or 328 calories is the bread is cut into 10 slices. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

     I liked the flavor of this bread. It would be great for sandwiches or even better as a dipping bread in marinara sauce. That idea can from Travis, one of my remodelers.  Fabulous idea, Trav!

 I began by measuring the flour and 
olive oil in my mixing bowl.

 I added in the yeast,


 and salt.

 I started mixing and slowly added in the warm water.

I changed from the paddle to the hook and continued 
mixing for several minutes. 

 I sprinkled some flour on the counter.

 The dough was now ready to knead.

I kneaded the dough, 

 and put it in a bowl coated with olive oil,  to rise.
The room was pretty cold, so I let
it rise for a couple of hours.

After it had risen, I used my fingers to form a rough
rectangle. I placed it on some parchment paper
that had olive oil and cornmeal on it. 

Then, I carefully covered it with plastic wrap 
that was also greased. 

While the dough rested, I chopped the 
rosemary into fine pieces.

 I added some olive oil to the bread,

and then sprinkled on the chopped rosemary, 

salt, and red pepper flakes.

Ree's recipe called for Fleur De Sel instead of regular 
salt, but my local stores did not carry that type of salt.
I used fine sea salt instead.

I didn't know what that even was so I went to the computer.
Amazon described Fleur De Sel as:

"Fleur de sel is obtained by hand harvesting the young salt crystals that form on the surface of salt evaporation ponds giving the Fleur de Sel its characteristic crunch and clean light taste. This exquisite salt is hand harvested and is considered to be queen of all salts by the famous chefs and cooks everywhere."

The final cooked bread.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

What the Beck???

The Remodel

This is a floor model of the tiles I liked.
I liked the look of these large square tiles. The square tiles will
be in the powder room, on the floor. They also have these tiles
in the large rectangular size which will be in the shower and 
on the floor of the master bathroom. I didn't like the little
bitty tiles on the floor, so I chose the ones below. 

 I love these tiles for the shower floor. 
I worried about getting river rock on the
floor because of my heel spurs, so I 
found these that are flat to spare my feet.

The powder room is small, so
Jerome recommended a pedestal sink.
Cheap right?  Jerome actually found one
that I could have for free! Hey, $58 not spent is $58 saved.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

What the Beck???

The Best of Nelson County 2017

       Background:  I was reading The Kentucky Standard, our local newspaper, and they had a section called The Best of Nelson County 2017. This section listed 100 categories for the Readers' Choice Awards. This is the eighth installation of my visits to these winning business locations.

#3    Best Pizza:  
The winner was Hometown Pizza

Hometown Pizza has several locations.
I went to the one at 109 Blakenrod Blvd.
Cox Xreek, KY

This is my favorite type of pizza
Black olives and Pepperoni!!

#7    Best Wings:  
The winner was Buffalo Wings and Rings

 Buffalo Wings and Rings is located at:
1012 Granite Drive
Bardstown, KY

Here was the serving staff for the day.
I love that people will happily pose for these photos.

 I ordered a fabulous Southwestern salad!
It was a Buffalo chicken salad with avocado and jalapeno.
It definitely had a kick!
Loved it and can't wait to have it again.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What the Beck???

Last weekend I went to the Bardstown Arts and 
Crafts Fair in the heart of town with my friend, Arneida.

 This is the Barktown booth where my pet beds 
are being sold. You can also see some of the 
stockings that I made hanging from the tent.

I know a few of them sold, but I have no idea which ones. 

 The crowds began light and we moved easily through 
the crowd, but it didn't take long for it to become 
packed. I am not a crowd girl, so I didn't last too long.

I was looking at the price of quilts, so I had a general idea 
how much to price mine at next year. 

Arneida, me, and our friend, Lacy, and a visiting puppy.

 Arneida and I are entering this craft fair next year.
The craft fair is on from Saturday through Sunday.

 So many people!!!

 So many booths!!!

Arneida is so much fun to be with.

 They were selling this rag quilt-like diaper bag.
I can easily make these, but I would not limit them
for diaper bag use.  They could also be great 
grocery shopping bags if lined with the right material.

$35.00 seemed like a lot to me for this type of bag. 

 I loved this house we walked by to get to the Fair.
The lawn is so manicured. On the porch are two giant
ferns that took my breath.

 I can't wait to set up my gardens next year. 
Her hydrangeas were beautiful.

Pretty!  Pretty!