Last weekend we were part of hosting a Lamb and Wool festival in our little town for the 17th straight year.
One component of the event is a sheep shearing school. This training provides beginning and intermediate shearers with hands-on, step-by-step instruction to handle a sheep with care as it is shorn.
Another thing that we do is offer a brief farm tour to discuss pasture and animal health. The questions that come from this tour help us consider things from another perspective.
However, quite possibly the best-kept secret of the behind-the-scenes festival organization is our vendor dinner. Each vendor is invited to relax and enjoy fellowship with a lamb dinner. This year Sherrie came up with one of the best menus (we probably say this every year and every year it’s true).
This is one easy dish for your household…or up to 75 of your closest friends:
- In a skillet, brown ground lamb with taco seasoning. Set aside for placing into zucchini boats.
- Trim the top and bottom from medium-sized zucchini, then slice in half longways, scoop out center contents.
- Shred lettuce and cheese enough to top each taco boat, and serve with salsa.
- Serve hot.