Friday, 20 November 2015

Those Little Niggles......

We all have those little niggley jobs, that just seem to sit in the background and niggle you.
Well today I had a day of getting rid of those niggles,
Oiling the squeaky wheel on the wheel barrow
Going down the field to collect the bright green poultry feeder that blew there a few weeks ago in the wind.
Sorting out the shoe rack in the porch.
Finding a basket for the kindling
And so the list went on.
I was also trying to get organised for the week end
Martins brother and partner are arriving tonight, they are here to help with some work over the week end
Fingers crossed weather permitting it will be a new roof on the utility room, I will no longer be paddling in rain water,
I am out doing a craft fair tomorrow, so I needed to organise food for the workers
 Raiding the freezer I took out Mackerel for my dinner, its a yellow label I bought a few weeks ago
 One of our own smoked ham shanks, that has now been made into a big pot of soup for there lunch
 I made a loaf of bread to go with it, a rustic loaf this time.
 Making more space in the freezer I pulled out pancakes they can have for breakfast with bacon and maple syrup, A joint of lamb for dinner tomorrow evening, we will have some kale from the garden with it, I also pulled out the part used pots of humus that were put in there the other week
Courgette cake that was made back in summer and some pitta bread
So that's the week end food sorted out.
This evening I went to the second Clay Pottery session 
This time we were making Tiles, unfortunately Bovey Belle couldn't make it she will explain why I am sure on her blog.
I managed to do 6 tiles, using three techniques
I have to wait a couple of weeks to see the full effects when they are fired.


 leaving the class this evening, winter had arrived it was snowing, only lightly, and the temperature had dropped to 2c the fire was laid at home ready for me to put a match to, and it was toasty warm with the rayburn that was stoked up before leaving.
 

23 comments:

  1. Wow you sure do feed your hired hands well :)

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  2. Another busy day for you Dawn, enjoy the craft fair I am sure that you will sell out. We had torrential rain during the night and then a light dusting of the white stuff. Just enough to put a sprinkle of glitter and that is enough.

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    1. we ended up with snow showers on and off all day

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  3. I am sorry to have missed it, but needed to be in the warm and a non-talking environment! Looks like you had fun anyway and I will be there next time. No white stuff here - below the snow line unless it really means it.

    Some great largesse from your freezer btw.

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    1. You were missed and good news your pots made it through the firing :-)

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  4. Really heavy rain here this morning.........why didn't I get the wood in yesterday when it was fine?

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  5. I am trudging through a pile of niggly jobs as well, but are not as well organised on the food front as you are but I am getting there! Hope you have a lovely weekend with your helpers.

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    1. I intend to have lots of meals ready in the freezer makes it easier when we have visitors :-)

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  6. Do you EVER slow down? The tile making looks great fun! Hope the weather allows the repair work to be completed :)

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  7. I really admire that organisation in your freezer that enables you to get out a weekend's food at the drop of a hat.
    Winter has arrived here in North \Yorkshire too although the snow line is above our fields. The tops are all covered and it is just below freezing but brilliant sunlight.

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    1. I hate being stuck in the kitchen when we have visitors :-)

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  8. Do you have a smoker Dawn? The ham shanks look great.

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    1. Yes I bought a smoking cabinet just after we moved here, I smoked some of the pork and bacons last year

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  9. Hope you have a productive day, you have a knack of making popular items to sell, they are lucky to have your stall adding to the mix of the day.

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    1. I am lucky being able to join in with local craft fairs soething that was always lacking before we moved :-)

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  10. We had snow during the night but it had gone by morning. It's blowing a gale here at the moment so I hope you've got better weather for the workers to sort out your roof. Good luck with the craft fair, hope you do well.

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    1. The wind picked up again so it was a change of plan but still progress was made :-)

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  11. You froze pancakes! Brilliant! And I adore tiles. I always dreamed of having a splash board in the kitchen made of a collection of unique tiles. Never did it though.

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    1. Its easier to make up a batch and then just warm them through when needed :-)

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  12. You certainly look after your workforce. I hope your fair goes well.

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