Cow Killing Mud and Lunch

We had a bit of a cold bluster blast in yesterday and apparently my cows mobbed up on the side of hill to get away from the wind and stomped a muddy mess.  Since this is cow killing mud time of the year, i discovered that an old cow (she is 20 years old this year and had started a rapid decline in health about 2 weeks ago) had gotten knee deep in cold mud and she was dead this Sunday morning.  Another cow had laid down and got herself cast and under the fence, but she was still alive, so i hooked on with the log chain and dragged her to a dry spot where I could fold her legs under her, then pull her head around so she could sit up.  She is a young cow and she sat up, so i’m hoping she’ll pull through and be able to stand in a few hours.

All this had me running late for getting back home to fix lunch for Jerry and my husband and son.  Thankfully, i didn’t have a complicated meal plan.  The eggs were already hard cooked, so just peeled them, chopped them up then added a can of water packed, wild caught tuna, and 1 tablespoon organic pickle relish then stirred it up with my homemade mayonnaise.  I did have to make a fresh batch of mayonnaise, but that doesn’t take long. Served on a bed of lettuce.

Quick and easy lunch.

Tuna and Egg Salad up close
Tuna and Egg Salad with Homemade Mayonnaise with Parmesan cheese on a bed of mixed greens
French Toast
Dessert was sliced banana bread (which was too dry) soaked in eggs, then cooked in an iron skillet to make French toast.  Locally tapped maple syrup put the final touch to it.