Nearing the end of Jerry’s two weeks of liquid diet!
3 cups home made chicken stock
1 bunch of asparagus
2 cups milk
Cut the tips off the asparagus (i cut them about 2 inches long) and set aside. Combine the rest of the asparagus (i cut the stalks into 3 inch lengths so they’d fit in my 3 quart pot more easily) into the chicken stock along with the quartered onion. Heat to just boiling, turn down heat then cover and simmer about an hour. Add the milk, heat through, then strain soup through a cheese cloth after removing vegetables with a slotted spoon. Add some salt if you like. I never add pepper for this purpose of healing from hernia operation because it’s imperative that he not have any indigestion.
Use organic, local, and dairy products from grassfed cows if possible.
Jerry is a picky eater and even he liked this one!
During the course of the year, we sell our calves as they reach a weight that is valuable in the marketplace – this may mean we’ll have 3 or 4 days which we sell groups of calves. Monday was such a day with 200 head going to market at North Missouri Livestock Auction in Milan, MO. (also find them on facebook)
The calves had already been sorted, so Monday morning just meant gouping into trailer load lots. The number in each lot varied by trailer size.
Our little stock trailers are 7ft by 24 ft, so we can haul about 25 head of the five weight calves. I was the first one to load out for the trip to Milan and would return for a second load. Roundtrip is about an hour and 15 minutes.
Now that my husband has sold some of his calves, he’s offered to buy me a new shirt. WHAT! Aint’ nuthin’ wrong with my shirt?! 😉