Saturday 12 November 2016
Pressies and Things
Yesterday was my birthday,
57 years were has the time gone,
Martin did not manage to get home yesterday, work again, but he will be home tonight.
He did leave a pressie for me to open
A metal detector, wonderful it was what I asked for, now I can walk our land with it and take it to the beach when we go.
Talking of land at long last we are completing on the new land, 15 acres adjoining ours next week, it should have been yesterday but the sellers solicitor is away.
It has been a long drawn out 18 months since we agreed a price.
There will be no time for birthday celebrations this week end, tomorrow we are collecting the pigs, Welsh x Pietrain 10 weeks old. All for the freezer.
I have started curing another batch of Bacon
It wont be ready for a couple of weeks
I got myself a new book
Lots of lovely things in there to try and was written by a man who lived local to were we moved from
On the back of the book I used my Tesco voucher £10.50 to buy half a side of salmon to smoke and cure following some of his methods, that is on today's list
I also needed some Prague powder, number 1 is for meat that is going to be cooked after curing, number 2 is for meat that is cured and air dried.
Another tree arrived, this time an Almond, there was also a walnut but I planted that, just waiting on 5 sweet chestnuts now.
I bought myself a birthday pressie a seed ruler
Its 40 inches long, marked in inches and centimetres all along is marked with sowing distances for various vegetables, and there is holes at every inch to sow your seeds, I use to have a bit of wood that I marked out but at some point it went astray.
This week end I also have to make some bread, oil the two sheep skins, then the other two that were salted last week need fleshing and getting into the tanning solution.
So I better get a move on.
Tuesday 30th November 1982
Brought sheep into top field by drive, John treated Teddy's eyes, then went up and brought Welsh Mountain ewes down, fixed temporary fence across drive and sheep fencing wire under the gate. Very heavy frost in morning not all cleared by evening.
Gave Magic six sulpha tabs and two drenches of egg, glucose and water.
Went to Yamaha concert in evening, I won raffle prize of Handysound 200 organ in free raffle, very delighted.