My husband and I could bury a body in 8 minutes. Saaaay what?
I blame this knowledge on last week. Of course it has something to do with a cow. (You knew that was coming, didn’t you?)
Our first calf of the season was nine days old when my husband discovered it was sick. He clomped into the house before church (why is always before we have somewhere to be?!) and informed me that we needed to play calf E.R. So we headed out to Tractor Supply for a tube feeder, vitamins, and a bag of electrolytes. We were going to save that baby.
But when we got home we were sad to find he hadn’t made it. Now came the task of getting that poor fella away from his mom so we could bury him. You never know how a mother cow will respond to having her calf removed, so we made a plan.
“Okay, I’ll pick him up and put him in the truck. Then we will outrun her to the other side of the farm and get it buried before she finds us.” Jeremy said.
Great. I’m so excited. I’m even more excited that we are going to to this in our old farm truck that doesn’t have any breaks. Awesome.
Working quickly, the calf was transferred to the bed of the truck, and as I clung onto the door handle for my life, Jeremy took us on a Nascar-like ride across the farm. “Where is she?!” he kept asking.
Peeking over my shoulder, I could see she wasn’t following us. “I think we’re okay.” I said.
We made it to the burial site and you could hear that mama just having a fit. She would be looking for her baby soon and if she got there before we got it buried, we’d have a fight on our hands.
Jumping out of the truck, Jeremy tosses me a shovel and says “dig”. It was noon, the temperature was 86 and the humidity was about the same. Sweat dripped off of our noses as we dug. Like maniacs we dug. We dug so hard and so fast Jeremy broke the handle out of the shovel. In about four minutes, we had a hole large enough to hold our 70-pound friend. Our task was done and we made it without a showdown, but it sure is sad to bury $1,000–the income that calf would have brought to our farm.
The adventures just never end around here.
About this recipe
And I have absolutely no transition to my recipe. Do you expect anything different from me?
Refreshing Hawaiian lemonade is a nice twist on the original. I love traditional homemade lemonade and this version uses ginger ale for a little fizz. It reminds me of the perfect wedding or baby shower drink. We just enjoyed ours out of the mason jars with crushed ice and a little mint. It’s so easy and so fast.
Refreshing Hawaiian Lemonade
- 6 ounces lemonade concentrate thawed if you can
- 1 12- ounce can mango nectar
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 3/4 cups ginger ale
- 3/4 cup water
Mix everything together in a pitcher. Add ice or chill and serve promptly to prevent the soda from losing its fizz.
*Alternatively, if you prefer, mix the lemonade, water, mango nectar, and pineapple juice and then add the ginger ale to each glass to prevent it from going flat.