Thursday 18 September 2014

Animals Nuts and Bacon

The past few days I have spent painting the cabin, all finished now so the rain can come I don't mind its all protected
The electrician has been and measured up he starts on Sunday.
Today has been been spent catching up on other chores that were shelved until I had finished the cabin, the animals have all been cleaned out and have fresh bedding, while I worked away they enjoyed the sunshine
Alpacas stretched out in the sun relaxing
pigs enjoying a mud bath 
Lambert stayed in a shady corner the chooks and duckies also took to the shade.
I don't think we have much more of this fine weather to come we have thunderstorms forecast.
I harvested our Almonds only a handful but some is better than none, i noticed the other day the husks were starting to split
17 nuts in total, not enough to do anything with but I shall enjoy them all the same 
This is the inside of the husk, showing the nut, I have left them in the greenhouse to finish off drying out.
Drying out also is the bacon
Here it is out of the cure all washed ready to be wrapped 
All wrapped up in muslin hanging in the utility room at the back it will remain there for about five days or even a bit longer then it will be ready to slice and fry. 
That's me up to date again I think.


  1. I didn't know we could grow Almonds in this country, I never really thought about to Google Almonds .....x

    1. I only came across them last year, I hadnt thought about them before.

  2. What species of almond is it? Are you planting it out or keeping it in a pot? Love the picture of you squerting the pigs!

  3. I am very jealous of your cabin it looks huge!

  4. I think it is the first time I haver ever seen an Almond in its husk. Today I managed to buy some Kentish cobnuts from a farm. My husband prefers them 'wet' but I like them fully dried.

  5. Very impressed with your cured bacon. I've seen Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall doing similar on tv, fantastic produce.


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