A nicer day today. A little rain, but nothing much. I was able to get into the garden for a while
I dug up the last of the leeks, which were really pathetic and I only got enough, when trimmed, for one batch of soup. So into the slow cooker they went with a large onion - still quite a few in store from last year - Ailsa Craig - grown from seed, a few small scrotty spuds and a couple of cloves of garlic. Then eeek! I have run out of vegetable cubes. SO rightly or wrongly ( do I care ?) I covered the veg with a couple of litres of water and will add the cubes tomorrow after I have been to the shop. Obviously not a no-shop day, but I also need butter and oil. I am determined I will not buy anything else but may pop into the library.
Made a batch of bread today with a new flour from a local mill and I'm afraid it has not come out as well as usual. it's edible enough, but not brilliant. So back to Lidl strong flour for me, at a third of the price!.
The hens are gradually coming into lay - 7 eggs today. Hurrah! When YG came for lunch she had poached eggs. She does love her eggs and especially ours.
When the sun was out today for a little while I noticed that a few bees were out and about from five of the six hives. I suspect they were on clearing flights and it was good to see them.
I have had quite a few phone calls for the Civic Society today and I guess I should get back in harness with some letters and a couple of reports for the members. I can't say as I feel ever so inspired so I will have to force myself. Some won't wait, a couple of society members died over the Christmas period and must be acknowledged and remembered properly. I will go to town early tomorrow and then set about some paperwork before the shared lives guys arrive at lunchtime.
Cold lamb and bubble and squeak for tea tonight with the last two portions of last Sunday's choc pud with custard for afters.
SimpleSuffolkSmallholder is considering getting goats again and I set about thinking of our dear goat Annie, who died just before Christmas 2012. Here she is bless her. As you can see she had cataracts which meant that she couldn't go into the paddock unsupervised towards the end. When she did, she walked over the bank and fell into the river and YD had to jump in to save her! They both nearly froze to death and Annie spent the rest of the week under a heat lamp. Poor YD had to make do with a shower and a hot coffee!
I am always pleased and surprised to see that I have gained a follower. It is not something I court and am grateful for the interest, but today I lost one and find myself hoping that I haven't upset somebody! So if I have it was not intended.
Enough for now