Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Party

A birthday down on the dairy farm is always a celebration.
These new calves represent the growth of our dairy herd
and the future production of high quality milk.
My daily job is caring for these new babies.

It truly is a celebration when you witness a calf that is
 born and raised on the farm give birth to her own calf.
It's one of the labors of  dairy farmer love to watch 
this process over a two and a half year process.
It's our own brand of dairy farmer party!

                                      We're also finding the fun in farm family birthdays

                                              with the expert candle blowers.

                                Hattie and Breck definitely bring more fun to the party!

Sheath Cake is one of our family favorite birthday
requests. It's not so pretty but if you love
chocolate cake with a big dip of vanilla ice cream,
this is perfect!

Sheath Cake

1 stick butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
 1 teaspoon soda
2 eggs,slightly beaten
Bring margarine, shortening, cocoa and water to a rapid boil.
Pour over the sugar and flour,beat well.
Add buttermilk and soda, vanilla and eggs.
Beat, then bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
Cover with the following.

1 stick butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa 
3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons milk
1 cup pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring butter, cocoa and milk to a boil.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla and pecans.
Beat well, pour over cake while hot.

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