Sunday, 15 March 2015

March Give Away

I mistakenly ordered this book I already had it and I thought I was ordering Maynard's second book, its brand new and looking for a home. If you would like to go into the draw for it leave a comment, I will do the draw end of the week. I don't mind posting abroad. 
I hope you have all had a nice relaxing Mother's Day, my three kids got in contact which was lovely and had a chat with my mother in law in France, I did spend a bit of time looking through some photos of my mum, at times I find it hard to believe she is gone, she would have loved it here in Wales, I spent most of the day quilting down in the cabin and sorting out more of the ex shop stuff, it has been a nice dry day weather wise and Martin was doing more of the poly tunnel.
All in all a good day all round and a bonus I found the lead for my camera, I have been looking for it for months, my new lap top doesn't read from the memory card like my old lap top so I needed the lead to transfer photos.
We did get the Cranberry Gin strained and bottled this morning
 Its a lovely colour and has a lovely taste with a hint of orange.
I got out the broad bean seeds we saved from our own broad beans last year and we put them between moist paper
This way we can check if they are viable before planting, in a few days they should start germinating if they are viable, I don't like broad beans but martin does so we only grow a few.
All in all a great day :-)

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  1. Hi Dawn, can you please include me in the draw for the book please. Hope you are getting some nice spring weather.

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    1. its dry but very overcast they do promise us sunshine later this week :-)

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  2. Hi, would love to be entered in your draw to win the book as would love to have a go at curing bacon. Love the blog, I have learnt a lot of tips, keep them coming.

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  3. I am a fan of broad beans but they have to be young and very fresh so I grow a few plants, the flowers have the sweetest perfume. I would love a chance to win the book, I have cured bacon in the past but can hardly remember anything but the wonderful flavour.

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    1. I will make a mental note to have a smell of the flowers :-)

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  4. Love broad beans here but no space to grow them, great idea to ensure they all grow.
    You have had a productive day doing loads of everything.

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    1. I do think broad beans take up a lot of ground for little return :-)

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  5. My wife doesn't like broad beans either, it's a shame because I love them! I've already got the book as well, it's a good one though!

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    1. It was you who put me on to the book to start with :-)

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  6. Snap! Just put some B Beans to soak and then sat down to catch up on blogs and youv'e done the same. I'd like to go in the hat please, seeing as three little porkers are now in my barn!
    Gill

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    1. I look forward to seeing your little porkers come on :-)

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  7. One of the few blogs I read and enjoy regularly :) Would love to go into the draw - thanks :)

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  8. I would love to read the book and I love reading your posts I just wish I could have a homestead

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    1. One day Chris you never know whats around the corner :-)

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  9. Hi, would love to be entered into the draw please as we hope to have some porkers one day in the future. I love broad beans but only grow a few as hubby won't touch them. Enjoy your blog, I find it very informative

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    1. I hope you get your porkers keep us updated :-)

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  10. Will do, waiting to see if our offer on a smallholding has been accepted :-)

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