Sunday, 19 November 2017
Been So Neglectful
Yes I have been neglecting my blog and the blogs I follow, time just runs away with me.
So here is a whirlwind catch up.
They Hyacinth bulbs have been set, put away some-where dark and cool to grow quietly and slowly then they will be brought indoors to flower and fill the living room with there lovely scent.
The chimneys have been cleaned with in an inch of the lives ready for all those warming fires this coming winter.
Throughout the summer I have been drying beans pulses and some peas, all oddments were mixed together in a big jar
a couple of cup fulls left to soak over night
added to some home made chicken stock, home cured bacon, fried until its starting to crisp, chopped celery carrots onions and garlic from the garden, a good dollop of home made tomato puree
and big pan of bacon and bean soup is there for a warming filling lunch on chilly days
along with some home made bread followed by lemon curd cake.
winter time is Rose Hip syrup time,
This batch is dark in colour because its made with dried berries, but just as tasty.
I had a birthday last week, Martin gave me my first shot gun, I got my license earlier in the year.
Had a go at some target shooting and hit 11 out of 12.
we have had an unexpected visitor turn up, manky sheep with a dodgy leg, she isn't in brilliant shape and arrived one misty morning on her own unannounced, I have notified her owner but there is no sign of them coming to collect her.
Another job completed all of the vegetable growing area has now been wood chipped, making it a nice clean tidy area and fairly weed free.
A friend came over this afternoon for a lesson from Martin on dispatching and dressing a chicken, another couple of meat birds were done, coming in at 3kg and 4kg, ours is in the oven and Adrian took his home to have another day.
That's the update and once again sorry for the neglect.