Sunday 6 September 2020

Did We Have An August


I don’t really recall the transition into August and then September, I just feel like time is so unimportant to me these days that I don’t notice it. It’s like the clock on the wall it is unimportant, the animals are very good at letting us know when it’s time for feeds, the seasons tell us what we should be doing.

BankHoliday we set up the marquee, and welcomed a collection of family and friends to join us for a lamb spit roast, the whole day was done in accordance to Welsh Goverment COVID guidelines, plenty of social distancing, no fingers in food we bought loads of tongs, disposable compostable table wear, we got to catch up with family who we haven’t seen at all this year, and I got to meet my great granddaughters 

While the marquee was in place I put it to use and ran a food preserving taster day for a group of local ladies

We had a great day smoking cheese and garlic

Steam juice extracting grapes that I picked from the poly tunnel

Canning kidney beans

Dehydrating a selection of things that are to be used for our fruit and herb tea blending day

We sent a buffalo off early on in August and we have just got the meat back from the butchers

Our second buffalo went last week, 
We are dispersing the sheep

We need the land for the buffalo, so the sheep have to, we still have 3 rams to cull this year and we will keep on this years 3 ram lambs for meat next year, half the ewes have now gone.

Tess, Paige and Mia have enjoyed trips to the river, we have stayed away the beaches as they have become tourist magnets.
All in all we have just carried on with life, what ever is happening else were has little effect on us. 
I think winter will be interesting, coughs, colds, flu and Covid.
Hope everyone out there is staying safe. 


  1. Sounds like a lovely bank holiday, and the food preservation day looks good.

  2. Great use of the marquee. We, too, are pretty much carrying on as before Covid, have taken a few more trips to Aber reently but keep it to necessary ones such as school supply shopping for the boys.

  3. So good to see you have posted again and to see your great granddaughters and lovely dogs.Rose.

  4. Lovely to hear from you again. Is Buffalo-meat that dark or is it just the photo?

  5. I know exactly what you mean about the days blurring as I kind of lost August too. I wish we lived closer to you because I would have loved to come to a day learning about different ways to preserve food.

  6. Food looks lovely Dawn. August flew by here as well - The Plague and being relatively isolated from so much has really made my sense of time change. We are having a bit of a cooling and rainy trend here - hoping that it signifies an early Autumn, which would be very welcome.

  7. Love the photos of the great grandchildren. Nice to see a post from you.

    God bless.

  8. I bet that buffalo meat is good! We need to look at getting four legged animals for here again now things have calmed down with kids and stuff.


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