Wednesday 21 December 2016
The Mince Pies Are Done
It must be nearly Christmas as I have done the mince pies.
there is only me that eats them, I always wait until a few days before Christmas to do them.
I had two jars of mincemeat left over that I made last year, I used one jar, so there is one left for next year.
Tomorrow I am doing sausage rolls, and the Nigella chocolate fruit cake I do each year, the fruit is soaking ready for tomorrow.
Monday Martin dispatched one of the cockerels,
we had it for dinner that evening.
There is still plenty left over, I am going to pop it in the freezer to use up over the holidays.
We have another 3 cockerels to do, they are not going to put any more meat on now, so its time for them to go.
Over the week end I dug out some of the ribs from the freezer
They made a lovely meal, the sauce was one I just made up as I went along.
For those who asked for some of the piquant pepper seeds they have now been sent off, ready for starting off January/Feb time.
Thursday 16th December 1982
Took all morning to get tractor and trailer out of bottom of field.
Went logging in forestry all afternoon, arrived home too dark to unload, cleaned up kitchen in the evening,
Moll phoned, Mrs Kinchin buried, mother went.
Friday 17th December 1982
Snowed morning and evening, unloaded wood, left several large poles in yard to saw up. Mr Dudley came across to see if his speckled face ram had strayed to us.
Searched all through main flock no luck, but found him and others had got through to sheep from Dorset, got them all into yard.
Marked with red splodge on back of neck all 65 that had been with Ram, then turned them out with main flock.
One had very bad eye.