How to dry Parsley
Brown bag it.
The best way to dry parsley is to pick it when it is at its best, put it into a brown paper bag, tape the bag closed and leave in the back of your fridge for a few months. When it is dry, place in a sealed jar and store in the pantry. It will remain green and fragrant for the whole winter.
I have closed the piglet creep because the Plonkers (and Tahiti and Molly the two gilts) are now too big for their baby rumpus room. So now their food has come out to the main room in the barn but they spent the whole afternoon staring at the little closed door to their creep, wondering why that seemed so important.
Mrs Flowers with her little chick. She has started to lay again so I am collecting those eggs to hatch myself. Although she hatched four of her own chicks three died during their first few weeks. This little one is a good strong bird though. But from now on I will be doing the hatching. I have a wee waiting list for pea chicks!
Lady Astor consistently milks beautifully now. She and Aunty Del are always waiting at the gate by 6.30pm. Lady walks in and out of the milking shed nicely and stands to be milked as long as John is standing beside her. A lot of this has to do with training but being pregnant again helps. Pregnant cows are often much calmer. I never shut the door to the barn and often Aunty just stands there and watches, hoping John has another tomato in his pocket. but even the tomatoes are few and far between this season.
Don’t you just love that pigs bottom in the header – their tails are so sweet.
It seems the warmer weather has abandoned us. We have had a lovely cool summer but now it is dipping even colder – even down into the 40’s overnight this coming week. It won’t be long and the boys will be clammering for the fire to be lit. Boys are such babies when it comes to the cold. Josh has been hard at work planting the fall garden so I am hoping some of the warmer temperatures come back.
I think we are going to have a long winter.
Not to worry though as I am going to take you all to Melbourne, Australia with me in February. We have a birthday dinner to attend!
I hope you have a lovely day,
Love your friend on the farm