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I took all these pictures on my Blackberry phone, really happy how clear the pictures come out. Just wanted to share a walk/hike I took with my husband and my dogs on the farm trail. I am lucky that I live near a farm and the owners like for people to use the trails. My dogs love the hike and they know that after the hike we go and feed the chickens, I love visiting the Lovely Ladies.

A while back I posted a walk on the farm called I hiked. Well after Hiking the Flat Iron in Boulder, I feel like my Michigan trail is now more of a walk/hike in comparison.  But a walk is a walk and I love walking outdoors.

Kind of obsessed with taking pictures of shadows.

This years crop is going to be field corn, and field corn gets super high, so I hope to show the progress the corn is making. I walk this trail often so I will keeping posting pictures and share them. Last years crop was soybean and they are not as exciting as the corn is, as far as the growing process goes.

Stuart loved the trail. He smells and marks every thing.

Killian always leads us, he gets the long lead leash for farm walks.

Stuart gets tired on this walk, but he really pushes through it like a stallion.

So after the walk we headed to see the Lovely Ladies and give them my kitchen scraps, some bread and some shredded carrots. I love to feed the ladies, they really are beautiful.

They love human visitors. The dogs stay in the car, they stress the chickens out so we only let the dogs watch them from the car.

Then we headed home. Saying good-bye to the farm. I love being out on the farm.

But we left with a treat. Fresh asparagus that the farmer had on his personal vegetable plot. Score.  I think foods from the farm that are fresh always taste better than the vegetables I get from the grocery store. I am very excited that after Memorial Day my Friday Farm Market opens up. All the products sold are from local farms in my area.

Had a great day, perfect weather, and stayed active.

Question of the Day: Do you notice the taste difference from fresh farm foods over store-bought foods?

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Thinking about a good recipe for the Easter Holiday Week-End I knew I wanted to make something in advance and something that would reheat well. I decided that Mini Asparagus Pop-Up’s were the way to go.

Added this amazing blue cheese to the ingredients list. I just added things I had on hand that I thought would compliment each other.

Eggs, blue cheese, bacon, Franks Red Hot Sauce and green onions.

Looked so pretty in the bowl.

Spooned the ingredients into the muffin cups to the top.

After 16 minutes the egg mixture did what it was supposed to, and Popped-Up.

Waited about 5 minutes before I popped them out of the cups.

I had to taste test them next so I grabbed 2 Pop-Up’s and topped with sour cream. I loved the combination, the asparagus still had a nice crisp bite to it and the blue cheese and bacon flavor really stood out.  I think I could have been heavier handed with the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, next time.

The rest of these are coming with me to my Mother’s for Easter breakfast. I sure hope my parents like them.

Mini Asparagus Pop-Up’s Recipe

  • 8 Eggs
  • 5 Pieces of Bacon Chopped
  • 2 Green Onions Chopped
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles about 1/2 of a Cup
  • 8 Pieces of Chopped Asparagus
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to Taste
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Sour Cream and Chopped Chives for Garish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Spray the mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and spoon mixture to the top of each cup. Bake for 16 minutes, or until the edges of the cups are golden brown. Let cool for at 5 minutes before removing from the mini muffin tin. Top with sour cream and chives.

My little dude’s got their Easter baths, and they were not happy about it, they protested the entire time, it cracks me up when they try to escape from the tub.

  

  

Hope everyone has a great Easter and enjoys time with their families.

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite ingredients to add to your egg dish?

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