Henry is 6 years old. Smart and ambitious – if a little dramatic.
Meet Windy. Windy is 4 years old. Lazy and slow, he is a bit of a dreamer. And he snores.
Opie (otherwise known as Pete) is 3 years old.- Opie is new to Circle S
We got a new bull 2 weeks ago. We bought him from friends, who delivered him and stayed for a bit of a visit. We put him in the corral.
Our bull, Henry, knew immediately that he was there. I don’t know how – but he came out of the woods and started pacing the fence. Pawing and acting aggressive, really putting on a show. Rubbing his head in the dirt and vocal – hard to describe the vocal part. It sounded like “I’m gonna kick your –” in bull (guess that’s why they call it bull).
Windy stayed in the woods, taking a nap during all this.
So – Curtis and I decided to give them, Henry and Opie a few days to get used to each other before we turned them out together. 5 strands of High Tensile fence and a corral barrier to hold them apart.
A few days later when all the drama had died down, we opened the corral gate and sent Opie out into the 5 acre paddock with Henry and Windy and 5 strands of High Tensile electrified wire. Bad idea.
For about 2 minutes everything went OK. Henry and Opie eyed each other, but left well enough alone. Then – somebody must have said something….it was on.
Henry immediately pushed Opie through the five strands of high tensile electrified wire (rated for 100,000 pounds or something ridiculous like that.) It was like a cartoon – one by one those wires broke….snap, crack, snap. Curtis and I just stood their and watched with our mouths open (well, I might have said a few expletives). Thinking they’d be hung up in the corral once he pushed him through the fence, I wasn’t too worried. UNTIL – he pushed him through the gate (which I had not latched…darn!!) and out into the field. I’m thinking….we are about to loose our new bull into the wild blue yonder.
TO BE CONTINUED…..
Farm News: We got a new bull.
I am looking forward to a week with not so much rain. The girls and I have our work cut out for us.
What’s in the Bucket: We are going greens this week: Daikon radish greens with baby daikons, kale, arugula, spinach, bibb lettuce, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, radish, semi-green garlic (pulled it out last week), spring onion, beet greens.
What’s at Main Street Market: Daikon radish greens with small radishes, mustard greens, kale, collard, bibb lettuce, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, beet greens. Circle S Beef: ground beef, roasts, steaks.
If you are wondering what in the world to do with Daikon radish greens, below is a simple recipe. They are much like turnip greens – so any turnip green recipe will certainly work too.
Sautèed Daikon Greens with Onion, Garlic and Lemon
2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 onion, cut in thin half-moons
pinch of sea salt
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped small
3 bunches daikon greens (1 bunch is the amount from 1 radish), washed and chopped, and small radishes if still attached
a few slices of fresh lemon
1. Heat a large sautè pan on medium heat. Add the oil. Add the onion and sea salt as soon as a little piece gently sizzles in the oil. Sautè, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until onion starts getting translucent.
2. Add the garlic and sautè for 2 minutes.
3. Add the daikon greens and stir until the greens get coated with the oil and onions. Add a Tbsp or two of water. Cover and let cook until tender, 3-4 minutes.
4. Remove from heat. Add squeezes of lemon juice when serving, and slice the radishes super thin and use as a garnish
Happy Eating and thanks for buying local food from our farm.