Not too much is going on around the farm. The nasty little hard frost killed the zucchini plants but I knew it would. We've been watching it rain since yesterday with hopes of the seed in the ground germinating soon. All the warm weather seedlings in the house are still patiently awaiting the warmer overnight temps.
So, without much more to do than scrub the floors (puppies and a goat) I actually flipped thru the weekly local ad paper that comes in the mail. Woohooo, Aldi had boneless leg of lamb on sale! Lamb is pretty expensive here, it's why I raise the occasional sheep here. Why do I need a little lamb? Ah, because I grew up in Chicago eating ethnic food. Greek, Bohemian, Italian foods that I miss eating. So, now I make/create those foods here for myself when I can. Out came the meat grinder, a little pork and a little beef into the bowl with the leg of lamb. That all got mixed up with rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, cumin, garlic and finely minced onion. The meat sets for a couple hours so the herbs create the awesome flavor. Since I don't have an upright rotisserie, I had to create my dish in a glass casserole pan. The texture is a little different than what I ate at the little Greek "hole in the wall" shop up north but the taste is close enough! Whip up some cucumber sauce (sour cream, grated cucumber, dill, garlic, a dash of prepared mustard) slice some onions, bake up some pita bread, slice some tomatoes and you've got what Greeks consider the ultimate fast food! Now all I have to do is hide the meat so the hillbilly I married doesn't eat it all smothered in ketchup or bbq sauce (what an insult!) Maybe next week I will make some baked Ziti....
Oh, I almost forgot! We've got baby bunnies again. The litter was born a couple days ago, there's only 3 or 4 this time (momma getting old) and should be out of the box in a week or so. 2 more girls should kindle sometime in the next couple of days.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!