Wednesday 4 November 2015
Just 1 Day Later
Great news with the goats, they had jabs and blue spray treatment yesterday, this morning when I went out yippee they were both weight bearing on all four legs. I was surprised wasn't expecting such quick results, they have to continue to have the blue spray but they have now turned a corner.
What else has gone on today
There was a couple of avocados in the fridge, I love them Martin doesn't, I did a bit of research on freezing them and came up with this one, blend them up with some lemon juice salt and pepper
I had some in a lonely pitta bread that was in the bread bin with some bacon for lunch
The remainder went into portion size tubs for the freezer, its recommended to use them within 6 weeks, will report back how they are. While I was at it I found out you can put Humous in the freezer, we had two half tubs left, it is recommended to use within 6 months and perhaps add some olive oil to the humous once defrosted, Martin gets the humous from his Turkish mechanic at work, its really lovely and so different to the stuff in the supermarkets, I did see Hugh add some to soup the other evening, so I might give that a go.
Postie brought me a couple of new books, Pioneer Woman Cooks and Pioneer Woman Cooks Dinnertime, by Ree Drummond.
Ree Drummond set up a blog in 2006 charting her new life with her rancher husband and home schooled children, Ree was a city girl now fully embracing her life as the wife of a cowboy.
Lots of lovely easy recipes, batch cooking and freezing meal basics.
laid out with lots of step by step photos
She gives breakdown of the pantry supplies nothing fancy just every day stuff.
Lots of snippets of life on the ranch with some stunning photos.
I am enjoying flicking through the books and I have earmarked some to try.
She also does a TV show on Food Network and she is on tomorrow morning, I don't usually watch cooking programs but I may well just do that tomorrow morning, she has a couple of other books as well I am waiting for them to come.
I have switched Sol's walk to the afternoon now, as yesterday it was starting to get dark at 4-30 and was completely dark by the time we go back, I don't mind walking in the dark around our own land but down in the forest is a different matter, I was asked once some time ago why do I walk the dog down the forest and not just around our own land, I think he would be very bored just walking around the fields day after day, he enjoys the forest lots to sniff and all sorts of scents for him to follow, lots of different terrain, the fields he is out in several times a day, a bit of variety keeps him stimulated, when Martin is home he walks round a different part of the forest. Also I enjoy the trips down the forest.
That's it for today :-)