and a successful year of retirement for him, he had a great time
in and out of the sea and chasing his ball.
He was one very tired dog last night.
While on the beach we collected some cockles
this is all that was left of them
there was enough risotto left over for him to take a portion back for his dinner tonight
Saturday one of the cockerels was culled
roasted for dinner on Sunday, there was a lot of meat.
after a lovely roast dinner, meat was added to the risotto
and Martin has taken the rest of the meat back for one of his meals this week.
The carcass was put to use as well
cooked up to make a lovely chicken stock.
We still have another two cockerels to do.
This week I will be setting some eggs for hatching,
Cockerels will be for the table and hens will be kept for layers.
we are still selling off our eggs and could do with adding some more laying hens
we don't have enough eggs to keep up with demand.
Next I have to look around for some more ducks,
I have a supplier for some geese and turkeys to rear again this year.
The goats now have a whole paddock, plenty of space for the little goatlings to run around
I will try and get a video done of them at some point this week
Martin has built them some play apparatus to climb on.
The other day I did some more yogurt leathers in the dehydrator
all cut up into chunks, a nice tasty treat.
Bread making yesterday, this time I did french sticks
I haven't really done any for a long time,
The baking rack for them I bought from Lakeland a long time ago,
It has a mesh bottom to make nice crunchy bread
I don't know if they still do them.
That's my news for now,
I am trying to catch up on a few blogs each time I come down to the village to use the Internet
will get round them all again soon.