Before we begin
The purpose of these new newsletters is to be more than just a long-winded story, as I have felt past newsletters were such. There will be smaller articles touching on different subjects. I hope that this will make the newsletter more interactive and enjoyable for the reader. The cowboy stories are going nowhere but will be added to various subjects. With this format, feel free to skip articles of no interest to you and jump to what catches your attention. Enjoy, and I'll see you on the dusty trail!
The Cowboy Corner
Edition 1 Vol 1.
January 14. 2024
Included in this edition;
1. Steak and Egg Recipe
2. Cowboy Tales
3.Cow of the Month
4. Picture of the Week
Steak and Eggs
Steak and eggs is one of the best recipes to have in your back pocket. It is simple to cook, high in protein, and delicious. The best reason for steak and eggs is to eliminate those leftovers that are hanging out in your refrigerator. There is also a lot of versatility in cooking Steak and Eggs depending on how you like your eggs. Let’s take a look at some of the best cooking methods for steak and eggs.
Topped with feta and hot sauce
What you need:
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp Pepper
- Cut your leftover steak into bite size pieces.
- Heat up your pan on a medium heat and melt the butter.
- Put your steak pieces in and start to heat them up.
For a sunny side up egg
Leave your steak pieces on for about a minute. Then arrange them in circles so you can crack an egg between them. For instance with three eggs you can make a peace sign with your steak pieces giving you three circles to cook your eggs in. Cook the egg thoroughly and season. Put a heat pad on your table and eat right from the cast iron or skillet. Careful it will be hot. This is my favorite method as you get to dip your steak in the yoke center of the sunny side up.
For Scrambled Eggs
Heat your steak up for about three minutes and pour your whisked eggs on the steak pieces. Cook egg thoroughly, season, serve and enjoy.
For Over Easy Eggs
Heat your steak up for about three minutes and set aside in a bowl. Cook one side of your egg then after flipping re add your steak. Season serve and enjoy.
Raw Steak Method:
Thaw your steak in a bowl of cool water
Once thawed remove packaging.
Cut into bite size pieces.
Season your steak
Follow the above methods for adding your egg.
The time came last week for our calves and moms to move to better pastures. Like any good rancher, our pastures are on rotation, so none of our land is overgrazed. We need all our cowboys to saddle up for the intensive task ahead. It will be a demanding day from Faith, Arron, and James, who will be our faithful hands.
For this migration, we moved the cattle into the canyon, one of our more adventurous pushes. First, we have to gather all the cattle in the current pasture. Part of this task is for the cowboys to go to and fro, rounding up the herd and pushing them to the feed truck. The feed truck is beneficial in gathering the cattle. The siren calling out from the top of the truck indicates to the herd that it is time for a delicious snack of feed (aka corn meal). We use this to our advantage.
We can move the cattle forward with the feed truck out in the front. It's like the carrot on a stick scene you see in cartoons. The cattle anticipate a snack, but the truck keeps moving, smelling distance ahead. The cowboys gather up any stragglers behind and push them on with the herd. We did this for a few miles to a rendezvous, where there is a gradual path into the canyon.
At the rendezvous, Sam and I jumped out of the feed truck to lead the herd on the narrower path by foot. Sam had to fill a small sack with feed to entice our leader cow, Cinthia. We use Cinthia as a leader cow due to her experience with this particular cattle push. She knows the drill, so to say, and understands that we are taking her and the others to new grazing. With her in the lead, the other cows will instinctively follow her into the canyon.
Once we were close to the new pasture, we halted and got out of the way of the herd. At this point, the cattle understand what is going on and are free to roam. They are excited enough to forgive us for the carrot on a stick trick and head off to graze. We also give them the choice to come out of the canyon if they please. However, most of the cattle will choose to stay. As for us, our job was done, and it was time to head home to do some grazing ourselves, aka Lunch
Cow Of The Month
Meet Phyllis! She was just born the other month and is having a great time hanging out with mom. They just made the move down to better pastures in the canyon.
- High Energy
- Always Hungry
- Loves Mom
- Drinking Milk
- Staying close to mom
Picture Of The Week
Hoodoo's form from erosion over the course of thousands of years. There are some beautiful ones in our canyon!