The days are racing by and I can’t believe it has been so long since I called in. Anyway, that is life and I am still here.
I have been baking bread and wondering what I can do with my oversupply of quinces. How many poached quinces can one family eat?
The season is changing and although we are having an unseasonably warm week the days are shorter and the light is soft and gentle.
We have had beautiful rain. Not enough to immediately put us back into full production but we are in a much better farming position than we were a few months ago. Seeing this water makes my heart sing and also sigh with relief.
The rain has enabled us to start on a major overhaul of our garden. It is amazing how a little bit of moisture in the ground helps both physically and mentally when it comes to gardening.
Some hard decisions on our furry friends have had to be made. Sheep dogs that don’t actually turn out to be great with sheep are always hard to deal with. This little lady, Queenie is moving on to a new home. It is breaking my heart but I know she will be loved by her new family. Farewell Queenie, I will miss your kind soul and your enthusiasm just for being with us.
This week I have had quite a bit of time on my own and this is when I rely on the radio and podcasts while I go about my days. Throne Rangers is hilarious and informative if you are a keen royal watcher like I am. Or perhaps bread is more your thing? I have just started on the Rise Up podcast and there is a lot of good bread and bakery stuff here.
With winter on the way I have been trying to overhaul our (almost) teenagers bedroom with some thoughtful but practical things. I couldn’t go past these blankets made from recycled wool. The other nice part is that for each blanket sold, another will be donated to a women’s shelter during the winter months. I haven’t received this purchase yet but I am looking forward to it arriving.
Very soon I am off to visit Sue at Singing Magpie Produce . I will be working on some special photos, doing some baking, swapping some produce, perhaps cracking some fresh pecans and I can almost guarantee there will be lots of conversation about food, cookbooks and everything in between.
That is it from me.
How about you?
Are you farming, baking, planning or pondering?
Happy Friday, friends. x