Friday 13 November 2015
Time For Bed ....
Watching the sun rise this morning it was the promise of a good day,
Cold yes there was nip in the air but blue skies sunshine and a breeze
After getting everyone fed, I worked my way around the Alpaca paddocks poo picking
It had been done for a couple of days because of the weather, all clean again now.
Then making the most of the sunshine,
I moved all the delicate plants from the garden into the small poly tunnel
Three trailer loads, all tucked up for winter,
Then I turned my attention to some-one else
It was time to put Flash to bed for his winter hibernation
We hibernate Flash in the fridge that is in the barn, Martin uses this fridge for his beer.
There is a good reason for keeping him in the fridge, it keeps him at a constant cool temperature
So if there is any warm days he doesn't wake up and use up his stores.
This way he has a good hibernation, although its always a nervous time waking him up in Spring.
There was a couple of interruptions to the sunshine
Hail stopped play a few times
So a quick dash inside resulted in
A couple of bottles of toffee vodka being made.
They will be decanted into nice bottles for gifts.
Then during the second interruption I finished off the Apple Cider vinegar
It was marked on the calender for this week, it had the grey scum on top like the recipe said
It was strained and bottled, it tasted alright.
the apple mush that was strained out will go to the chickens tomorrow.
I hadn't eaten much bread this week so there was some in the bread bin left going a bit stale
so whizzed up into breadcrumbs and into the freezer
This evening I made some Pitta bread
They are lovely and fluffy
we will have them for lunch tomorrow
I had a couple of peeled potatoes left from making dinner last night,
I sliced them thinly with the mandolin, left them cover with water in the fridge
spread out on a tray and patted them dry
Heated up a pan of oil
Drop handfuls at a time into the hot oil
once cooked, out of the oil and drained on kitchen towel
once cool into a bag and a sprinkling of salt, I do love home made crisps.
Remember earlier in the year I took some cuttings off the Blueberries
out of the five cuttings two had taken and are now putting on growth
I will leave them under cover until the spring.
I noticed some of the onions I had in the rack were starting to sprout
They got chopped up and into the freezer
They will get added to soups or something
That sums up my day today a good all round day, how was yours ?