Saturday, 29 November 2014

It Seems Never Ending

Today was spent awaiting for hubby to arrive with a lorry load from the shop, last week end was spent packing boxes it was like moving all over again, I cleared a space in the barn ready for them coming
Late afternoon the lorry arrived after a cuppa it was time to unload again
Most of this delivery is storage units from the shop that I want to used in the cabin, all the black bags have bales of fabric and yet more boxes, it seems never ending unpacking boxes.
I have a plan for all the shop stock but I wont be putting it in place until next year, I really need time to get myself organised. I have ordered a 10ft x 13ft metal storage shed for the shop stock and to prevent condensation I will be running a dehumidifier in there.
While waiting for the lorry I spent the day poo collecting in the field, cleaning out the ducks and sorting out water troughs and feeding troughs for the girls arriving tomorrow.
I did also make some bread
I do now set the timer on my mobile as a drawback from cooking in the Rayburn is you cannot smell food cooking and I have a few times forgot I have something in the oven.
I hoovered through the house, dusted and polished, unpacked another big box of china and glass and found homes for them all.
Last night I did get the Belgian Cake made
Now hubby and grandson have something to munch on it was made from
The Cranks original recipe for Belgian Cake using leftover mincemeat: Belgian cake Recipe from Cranks Recipe Book 1982. 100gms butter or margarine, 75gms dark brown sugar, 2 beaten eggs, 150gms self-raising flour, 225gms mincemeat, 1 tablespoon water. Cream fat and sugar until creamy and fluffy, add the eggs, then fold in the flour, then the mincemeat, finally the water. Spoon into a greased and lined 20cm square shallow cake tin (I sometimes use muffin cases and make individual muffins). Level the surface. Bake at 170C,/325F/Mark 3 for about 30 minutes until risen and golden. (Check with a knife to ensure all is cooked, but don't let it get too dry). Cool in the tin..
That about sums my day up, tomorrow I will have lots of photos of our new Alpacas :-)


  1. Gosh that is a lot of stock and so on to find a home for. I hope that you get it all sorted out soon just how you want it to be and I look forward to hearing what your next steps will be next year! Your bread looks delicious, you certainly have the cooking in a rayburn thing all worked out! Hope that you are having a good weekend with hubby and the alpacas. xx

  2. What a busy day and you still found time to bake!

  3. This reminds me of when I closed my shop and brought home all the sewing equipment including bolts of fabric. ( I had an outsize ladies shop, designing and making all the stock we carried) I didn't miss the hours of making the clothes, but I do miss having a space in which to sew (we are currently in renovation mode so there is muddle everywhere) and still feel the need to have a fabric stash.

    Interesting about the Rayburn......we are having one in the kitchen when it is finished, so will have to now think of listening out for the kitchen timer for when the bread / cakes, etc are cooked as I do tend to wait until the food sort of 'smells' done!

    Hope you get sorted out soon, although you look like you are well on the way to doing that.

  4. I love that you were still able to bake with all that going on!

  5. I made a Mincemeat cake this week too, using some of my home-made mincemeat. It tasted wonderful and even my poorly friend was able to eat and enjoy several small pieces.

    I am known for forgetting stuff under the grill and now we have a cooker which doesn't have a reminder buzzer, other stuff too when I am busy! Glad you have another pile of stuff delivered to you, and you are sounding very organized.


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