Saturday, 19 July 2014

Swapping ducklings for mackerel

News got out that I had hatched some ducklings late last month and I had an offer for two of them. So today they went to their new home at the New Sands Allotments in Swalwell. We took part payment in cash but the person buying the ducklings is also going to provide us some fresh mackerel. He goes sea fishing and often has a surplus after a fishing trip. I said we would definitely be interested in having some.

Gooseberry sauce is great to have with mackerel so I must dust down the recipe books and make some. After all, we have lots of gooseberries still to pick on the allotment.

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