We’ve had some crazy weather around here lately. One day it’s so hot you don’t want to budge and the next it’s so cold and windy that you’re huddling under a blanket half the morning. At least we’re never bored!
After giving the paddocks a two week rest over the holidays, the goats are back out in the fields, noshing on lush green grass and flowers.
The Kalahari and Boer kids are loving it! They’re big enough now that they are venturing out past the driveway and into the long grasses. The mamas take turns watching over them, giving each other breaks from baby-sitting duties.
The fields still look brown on top, but underneath is lush vegetation and a myriad of wildflowers.
I love watching the kids as they tuck in, eating great mouthfuls of green grass before popping up for a look see around the fields.
They love hanging out with each other and even if the mothers wander off without them, they stick together like the best of friends.
I love how curious they are getting. Instead of running off in a fright at anything that startles them, the stop awhile and give things a good look. THEN they leap in the air and run like greased lightning.
I’ve been living on potato salad the past few days. It’s so easy to make ahead and keep cool in the fridge, and is really nice to have on hand for busy days gardening, feeding, and watering. The lemony dressing is full of fresh green parsley, capers, and garlic that make it light and zesty. For a bit of protein I slice boiled duck eggs on top and they are scrumptious.
What is your favorite make ahead food for busy days?