So the Jubilee weekend is upon us and life has been all go.
The Terminator has a lovely case of Jubilee chicken pox. The ducks and chickens are producing eggs at a prodigous rate. So far I’ve cooked a BBQ outside on the coals. A pork and aubergine curry accompanied with cauliflower and beetroot curry and home made naan bread. A beef pot roast and home made vanilla ice cream, but not together. That would be horrible.
The A-Bomb prepared a little Jubilee tea party in the living room. The weather took away thoughts of holding it outside. Which included tea cakes, rose infused tea, strawberries and scones.
These were all nice variations on life as normal. But we have also started off a 10 litre batch of elderflower champange. It’s been a long time since we did any home brewing so this is a nice return and hopefully the product will be up to scratch.
There has been a lot of preparation work taking place to get the house tidier and unpack further following our move. We’re hoping to get some substantial jobs done this year including air con in the bedroms and a complete re-wire of the house.
We have some new arrivals in the form of 3.. no! 4.. no! 5 guinea pigs. Which apprently don’t hunt and eat rabbits to my great dissapointment. Other solutions for the rabbit menace may be needed.
I have a new toy, a lovely red tractor and I’ve enjoyed taking it out to mow the paddock. It’s only small 16 hp 3 cyclinder with a flail mower. But it’s easy to use and does the job in keeping the paddock in check until I can get around to making a wildflower meadow out of much of it.
I’ll try and follow some of these up with dedicated posts in the near future.
A quick update on activities at Fat Cat’s Patch. We have welcomed some fowl friends to our little smallholding. First to join us were five chickens. Four ex-battery hens and a cockerel. Followed shortly thereafter by a single duck a handsome drake.
On 7th January and the crew and I decided a raid on the Natural History Museum was in order. Achievable because by fortunate coincidence the Monsters school had InSET (training) day. The opportunity of a “quiet” day out was too good to waste. So we made our plans to raid London.
Goodbye South Wales and hello West Anglia. We have moved house after 6 plus years in South Wales and are now on the Fens. Hopefully with the inconvenience of working away from home all summer and buying and selling houses we can now settle down and maybe produce a few more posts. Here’s to the new home and the New Year.
It has been a very full on year so far. We have spent a lot of time and effort away from our usual self sufficient-ish pursuits. Today was a Lazy Day. To commerate the 20 anniversary of the Harry Potter Films Lego organised a magical mystery hunt in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.