Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday's Favorite Farm Recipe

This week's recipe contributor is a brand new farm wife.  But, Emily is definitely not new to farm life!  In August, Emily married Derk who is a cattleman and our farm employee.

Emily with her favorite bucket calf.

Emily grew up on a dairy farm so she is no stranger to taking care of cows and calves.  Emily and Derk have a registered Angus cow/calf herd, they grow corn and soybeans, and Emily also raises bottle/bucket calves.  Did I mention that Emily also works off the farm as a dental assistant?  By far Emily's passion is taking care of their cows.  Emily is a very caring person
so I can see where the cow herd would be her favorite part of farming.
Mixing up milk for the bucket calves.

One of Emily's favorite things to do is ride the Gator with Cowboy, the dog, in the passengers seat.  Derk says those two go all over the farm together. 

Emily mentioned that she looks forward to the day when she and Derk are raising their children on the farm.  Derk, I think that is a hint.

Derk & Emily checking on the calves.

Emily's recipe came to her via her wedding shower.  It's a great recipe to mix up in the morning and then come home to.

Creamy Ranch Potatoes

    2 1/2 lbs small red potatoes quartered
    8 oz. sour cream
    1 (.4 oz) package Buttermilk Ranch mix
    1 (10.75 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
    1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well.  Cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours.  Yields 6 servings

Don't click away quite yet! 

I asked Emily and Derk if they wouldn't mind sharing one of their wedding pictures with us.  They had the neatest wedding pictures taken on the farm!
Thank you for sharing.

And, we can't forget Cowboy - he is the official calf milk taste tester. 

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