Saturday, 30 October 2010

From the Past

Here's a photo of Nigel in his younger days showing off his legs.  That's Gibralter break water in the background.

Xmas

This year we have decided to try and make all the usual things that you have at Christmas ourselves.  So early this month, October,  we baked our Christmas cake following a Delia Smith recipe and have been feeding it with brandy each week.  We now have to decide how to decorate it and will upload a photo of the finished item later.  Also had fun making Chritmas puddings, they took a long time to cook and will need another 2 hours of steaming to re-heat on the day.  Just looking for recipes for sweets and other chocolatey type things.

Wood for the burner

Nigel has been very busy over the last two or three weeks cutting wood for the burner.  We now have plenty of wood ready should it be as cold as it was last winter.  A lot of the wood came from our own property.

Update on the French White Marans

Sad news, unfortunately another one of the marans has died leaving 2 cocks and 2 hens.  Hopefully the hens will start laying eggs early next year so we can incubate them and increase our flock.