I guess it does not help that we have had one heck of a time with children being sick and Stephen recovering from a hernia operation (prior to Christmas). The children have been overwhelmed with a strain of cough that seems almost impossible to shake.
We have had two of the boys with pneumonia one of whom had a few days in hospital with it. Arwen and Myffwyn still have the cough badly and I just really can't get rid of it even with all tried and trusted my remedies.
They were introduced to the rest of the flock a week ago and seem to be settling in nicely. We really are happy with our first attempt at this and Rogan especially put in a lot of hard work with them.
On the homestead front we lost a couple of our meat rabbits and Rogan lost both of his brand new Mini Lop's he had just bought. This was a devastating time for him to get through.
We have also just hatched some tiny little Quail who are so cute!!
Christmas brought some wonderful gifts to our family. Stephen officially received his ride on mower (bought second hand a couple of months ago) and I was very fortunate enough to receive this Pressure Canner I have been eyeing off for some time.
Sadly with things as they have been I have not had a chance to use it.
I have managed to do a few food related fun things outside the regular activities.
I dried my first lot of peaches in a very long time as well as some almonds after soaking (activating) them.
I am having awful trouble getting her to eat much of anything and breakfast is especially hard. Any ideas would be welcome
Sprouted and dried rye all ready to be ground into flour for baking.
Oh yummy summer drink. Can I just say this is the loveliest berry flavoured sparkling drink ever.
Yes it is a homemade 'fizzy, fermented drink' that you will have so many people lining up for more.
We are all out and so I guess it's time to make some more.
Did I hear you mention cake? Of course I did. There is always plenty of cake to eat whether for a special occasion or just for a nibble. This one is a soaked sourdough spice cake, and it's good for you too.
This is a beautiful little doll tea set that we gave the children for a 12 Days of Christmas present. It is in constant use with the various dolls and teddies that live around here.
May your days be filled with peace, joy and contentment.
Blessings to you and your homes,