Monday, January 16

January 16th

Life is back to normal after a hectic few days. When doing the Christmas shopping I came across a gammon joint reduced to £2.50. I froze it and last week saw us having gammon in many recipes. This was my favourite - just chopped and cooked spare veg sandwiched between gammon and potatoes with a Quark cooking sauce for good measure.

The hens are still enjoying the comfort of their hen house as the "lock - up" regime is still in operation. They have an enclosed run leading out from the shed but as the weather has been so cold Bev is being quite maternal and staying inside - chicks (now fully grown) preferring to do as she does.

The farm to the back of our house has now its own maternity unit. New born lambs appearing regularly.

2017 is off to a good start - lots in the pipeline with our very first Burns Night this Saturday, 21st. Watch this space!

Monday, January 2

You can’t go wrong with an egg.

I like egg in a sandwich – I have done all my life,
I don’t have a bread preference – I can take a bun or a slice.
The egg has got to be a fresh one – preferably free range
As we keep our own chickens – anything else would just be strange.
The eggs must be hard boiled – using the 3 minute rule
You see I like them just so – and I am nobody’s fool.
Generally I just chop them with a touch of mayonnaise
I may even add chives but not cress – that was just a daft phase.
Ham is another choice – tinned salmon for a special occasion

But you can’t go wrong with an egg – for an every day sensation!