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I am knitting again for first time in years!  What do you think?

A Knitted replica of our first boar, Clarence!

A knitted replica of our first boar, Clarence!

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What can be said about this view from our kitchen.

View from the kitchen

View from the kitchen

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In bloom today, Friday, 27th November 🙂

Flower

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The yellow rose of summer!  And the air is filled with its perfume.

Yellow Rose of Summer

Yellow Rose of Summer

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Just simply beautiful 🙂

Horse chestnut in flower

Horse chestnut in flower

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If you follow along on our Facebook or Instagram accounts, you will know that Mollie (or Muscovy Hen) had her babies last Tuesday.

I predicted then that I would be spending a lot of time just watching and admiring them…. and I have. 🙂

She had 17 babies, each as cute and adorable as the next.

The routine for the first few days was much the same as it would be for any babies….. sleep, eat, have a wash, and sleep again.

On Thursday last all babies were taken over to the pond in the field next door to us.  Guys, you should have seen me!  Talk about a clucking hen!  These little things are tiny.

Ducklings first swim

Ducklings first swim

There are cattle in the field!  What if the cattle decided to have a nosey and see what was going on?  I spent the entire time fretting at the fence until they all arrived home safely.

These guys have to be the most photographed ducklings ever!

We’ve had AirBnB guests during the week who couldn’t resist photographing them either.  And our friend, Daili Perez, was here and took some amazing photographs and this video…. you are going to be totally smitten by them too!  I’m telling you anyone who meets them falls so in love 🙂

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We’ve had a busy July of AirBnB visitors here at Oldfarm which has been wonderful and fun.  Some have asked me to share some of our recipes with them.

So here’s the first sharing – this one is for Lauren.

When Lauren and Josh stayed with us the hens were on a bit of a ‘go slow’ so I had to think up a dessert that did not involve eggs.  I hadn’t made this posset in years…. I think the original recipe came from an old book of my Mum’s.

Lemon Posset

Lemon Posset

Ingredients:

  • 450 ml cream
  • 125 gr. caster sugar
  • 1.5 lemons juiced.

Method:

Bring the cream and caster sugar slowly to the boil, stirring gently until sugar dissolves.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the lemon juice.

Allow to cool slightly before pouring into glasses.  Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours.

A great ‘make ahead’ dessert, and really refreshing.  This quantity made 5 portions in the glasses I was using.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

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