Monday, 5 September 2016
Its That Time Of Year
It was a very busy Sunday, Martin had to get the two goats butchered and packed he was on a short week end and was return last night, the goats weighed in at approx 21kg each the same as the goat we did the other month, even though these were 2 months older.
I did help with the packing and labelling, in between my sessions in the kitchen.
2 malt loaves go done, we have visitors coming this week end
The usual loaf of bread
I did harvest some more tomatoes, 5lb and a couple of courgettes, pepper and celery and this was all stewed together and canned as base for casseroles this winter, I have used the tattler reusable lids on this batch, I have ordered another couple of boxes of them, I like the tattler lids I know some people don't like using them.
I made up a big pot of courgette, broccoli and bean soup for lunch, there was also plenty for Martin to take back for some lunches.
All the veg was prepped for dinner mushrooms, courgettes, pepper, chilies, garlic and coriander all from the garden
Venison strips were marinaded,
A very quick stir fry for dinner as I knew we were going to be pushed for time.
I had a check through on what is left in the canning cupboard
Not a lot really, I have done an inventory of the freezers and keeping it up to date, I have now started with the canning,
Jams, jellies and pickles are next they are in a different cupboard, then I have to do a list of the dehydrated stuff.
As beans are coming like there is no tomorrow I haven't had time to get them canned they have been prepped and in the freezer, this week I want to get them canned to free up some more freezer space. I must try harder with the canning side of things.
Sunday October 31st 1982
Up at 8-30am, got cows in no milk from Piggy, calf had it all.
Walked farm with R and C, had lunch a 2pm, then walked forestry road to holiday cottage, had tea and cake R & C left at about 6pm,
lovely to see them, brought up a kitchen wall clock and a box of goodies chocs, cigs 2 tea cloths.
Mr Coates came up to discuss hay payment and removal of other items.
Ram (blue faced Leicester ) arrived on hire and on his last legs, poor old sole, John cleaned up his feet.