Friday, 13 May 2016
Milk Glorious Milk
We are getting approx 2 pints a day from the two goats
We are only milking them in the morning,
14 pints a week is more than enough for our needs,
We go through roughly 6-8 pints a week.
Firstly I want to get some in the freezer for those times we wont be getting milk
I had a delivery come today of some 2 pint milk containers,
I have also started putting the milk through the separator
From this weeks milk I have got about quarter of a pint of cream,
I am going to pop the cream in the freezer until I have enough to make some butter.
I now need to get into the routine of putting the milk through the separator daily,it saves having to re-heat the milk as I can put it through straight after milking.
I must try and do a video of the milking.
The milk is now semi skimmed and will go into the freezer.
When I have a bit more time I want to have a go at making some cheese for Martin.
I got the Rhubarb jam done today
All the sugar had turned to liquid,
Here is my grannies recipe if you want to try it, click on the image and it should enlarge.
We wont go through 14 jars of Rhubarb jam so I am going to take some to put on my stall.
I didn't show you what I did with the dehydrated Rhubarb leathers
Once the leathers had cooled on the trays, I rolled them up
Snipped into chunks and tossed them in date sugar that I made some time ago, Rhubarb, Honey and Date Sugar is all that's in these tasty treats, I am sure the kids will love them.
I was asked what you can use the Rhubarb syrup for
Pour over ice-cream
Add to youghurt
Add to sparling water, still water or lemonade
It can be used as a mixer in drinks.
I was sitting outside having a cuppa this morning and the sparrows fledged
This little fella landed near my feet
Dad sparrow was sitting on top of the bell, chirping away to the little one on the ground, they nested just under the roof eaves,
There was only one he hung about all day mum and dad keeping an eye on him.
Mrs Broody is still sitting, one of the chicks has hatched out,
got a glimpse of it when I took the corn out this afternoon,
I hope there will be another few, if we get another broody then I will sit her on a clutch of eggs that will be our final hatching's then this year I think.
Yes it was Yacon in the photos the other day, I have a plan for it and going to play tomorrow I hope, so until then I am signing off :-)