Trying to write this really fast while the ducks and the chooks and the pigs yell for breakfast attention. I slept in a little. But it has been a long week and it is Sunday.
When snow first falls it is pretty. Then when you are out in it it is pretty cold but soon it is just as used and worn out and unpretty as the rest of us. Though not without a certain formidable charm.
Every few hours for the last few nights I have been up to check Poppy’s Sty TV but nothing. She is way past her due date now and there is milk in that udder but still no babies. Poppy does not have a perfect udder.… Continue Reading “So Tired Now”
Or at least this is how I make it. I think there are as many ways of making stock and broth as there are stock and broth pots and for the record I would love to own one of those big copper stock pots… Continue Reading “How to make Mama’s Chicken Broth”
Yesterday it was raining so we moved to building the Turkey House. I call it the turkey house but really it is for the chicks as they transition to the pasture. Some of the chicks will be turkeys we hope. Today I will call and… Continue Reading “The Turkey House”
The kittens are dealing with the cold by lying about in my washing, playing in the fruit bowl, sneaking into the cupboards and their table manners are dreadful. Boo still loves them though. The barn was still yesterday. Still and quiet. Cold. The birds… Continue Reading “Barn Beds”
Our John told me that if I showed you these pictures I would be arrested. Only if we are betting I told him.( Just quietly my money is on the biggest ruff.) Elizabeth I would be proud. Ten yards of ruff was sufficient evidently.… Continue Reading “Flying feathers might get me arrested”
No, it is not a toad. Unless of course Mum loves toads or your Toad lives in a Hall. The best Mother’s Day present is probably not a skinny nosy chicken. Better to have a fat one, served with roasted rosemary potatoes and gravy… Continue Reading “The Best Mother’s Day Gift is not a Toad”
Two recipes today! Often I use the Honey Lemon Marmalade I made yesterday, to baste a roasting chicken. I could make this one for you but it is just as easy to describe. Simply stuff the bird with chunks of onion, lemon, apple and thyme.… Continue Reading “Marmalade Chicken – Hands Up Who Saw THAT Coming!”
Hope you all had a great weekend. c