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Cooking together is one of our favourite things to do as a family. When we built our home, the kitchen was where we put a huge focus – cooking and visiting while we work has created some of the best memories. Of course it goes without saying, that a large portion of those meals focus on beef.

We have recently connected with some of the great people over at Canada Beef and are so excited to share with you their free app, The Roundup. This app is full of so much helpful content – cut descriptions, cooking know-how, a tenderness guide & LOTS of recipes! Not only is it full of so many useful tips and tricks but it is super easy to navigate and a very enjoyable experience while browsing.

The first recipe we chose to try from the app is the Southwestern Beefsteak & Kidney Beans. It was difficult to choose which recipe to try first – we have started a list and each of us have added recipes we plan to try in the near future as we work our way through the app.  The older girls are well on their way to being amazing cooks and Indy is well on her way to being an expert dish washer and taste tester.  The laughter we have shared, the stories that have been told as we spend time together in the kitchen and at our farm table are going to be something we will all treasure.  We will continue to feature favourite recipes and hopefully you will find some new favourites as well!

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Brielle and Desta had a great day at their Candiac 4H Achievement Day.  A big thanks to Kayla Englot for leading this group and all the help she provided along the way.  The day started off with judging and both girls took first in their classes.  Moving onto grooming, both girls also took first.  In the heifers class, competing against each other, Brielle took first first and Desta took second and then moved on to where Brielle took Grand Champion overall female and Desta Reserve Champion overall female.  A big thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this possible.  The girls are looking forward to heading to the Canadian Juniors this week and then after that, another year of 4H!

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A few video clips that Laurie put together around the farm on Father’s Day weekend.  Hope all the Dad’s out there had a great Father’s Day.

We began cutting our first cut of silage this week, very average crop this time but with the rains we’ve had recently, we hope to get a good second cut. We will post a few photos over the coming days.