Let's see, we acquired another baby bull. His name is Rocky Balboa and he's about three or four weeks. He's pretty young, but he's strong and has a will of his own. Because he's so young, Kevin has to feed him milk to supplement his grass grazing. It's only been a week and a half and Kevin thinks he might be ready to be weaned. Rocky doesn't seemed too fussed with the milk now. Interesting, because Redford was drinking milk for at least 3 months and he was a bit miffed when Kevin weaned him off it. Having said that, Redford had a much tougher start in life. Rocky was going around stealing milk from five of our neighbour's cows. He knows a good thing when he sees it.
Once the pipe was in position, Kevin and Martin covered it with dirt. They then replaced the sod they had removed earlier and with the rain, it won't take long for the grass to grow, leaving little evidence. Clever boys!
The filling was yummy – not too sweet, not too tart – but it was a little too liquid. It bubbled over and made a real mess. The crust turned out well... I was pleasantly surprised. Since baking this one, I baked another one yesterday, but mixed blackberries and strawberries together. I added just a bit of cornstarch this time and the filling had a better consistency. To top it off, I made homemade custard, too.
Kevin seems happy that we can add a new and different dessert on the roster (he says he doesn't mind if I have to practice often and be my tester. Bless him).