What a day ! Just about anybody that could call, has done! At one time there were six cars in the drive and I wasn't expecting anyone!
Fortunately, EGD arrived at 9.00 (with her dog) and helped me bone and dice a couple of small shoulders of lamb for a huge lamb casserole, which we will have as a cobbler on Sunday, with a few portions in the freezer too. I had put a white loaf in the other slow cooker first thing to see how a white loaf fared cooked this way. As I was processing what was leftover from the lamb (bones for a stock, fat for dripping and residue for the wild birds and a little something for the dog) I realised that we had nothing to serve people with their cups of tea, so EGD made a batch of biscuits. She made a pound of plain mixture which she split into three... some broken chocolate in one third, some ground ginger and crystelised ginger in another and the remainder plain. What a useful and lovely young woman she has turned out to be!
I managed to finish picking the eaters today between guests and before the wind and the wild birds ruin any more. Three buckets of decent long keepers down for Christmas and the new year. I might even sell a few!
Oh yes I also picked 10lb of tomatoes, which I shall make into passatta (is that how you spell that?) this weekend.
So it is now 10.30 and I have just sat down to write this post and read a few I follow.
I have a few new followers today, who are from several countries.. How exciting!!
So a really warm welcome to Julie in Canada; Asparagus Pea in Wales; Winklecrazyidea in Norway; Ailsa in Western Australia; and Milow (I don't know where you come from Milow - do comment some time and tell us about yourself) I'm looking forward to getting to getting to know you. please leave a comment some time
I'm going to have a small scotch now and get myself to bed.. busy weekend ahead.
Not the most interesting post tonight... apologies ! I will try better tomorrow.
Sleep well Frugal Friends
Goodness what a busy day you deserve that scotchReplyDelete
Well, that's my excuse anyway!Delete
Nice to here from you again
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to following along!ReplyDelete
Just had a peek at your blog, what great photos you take!Delete
how odd that we were both picking eating apples on the same day because of the birds starting to peck them!ReplyDelete
I often think our blogs are synchronised! That's smallholding for you.Delete