Thursday 28 December 2023

Pumpkin and chilly chutney


Our last pumpkin of the year needed to be used up so a few days ago I made it into chutney. I added chillies to give it quite a kick. The video has the recipe.

Tuesday 19 December 2023

Roast venison


A leg of venison came our way recently, courtesy of our friend Steve. We marinated it in red wine, cider vinegar, herbs and onion. Needless to say it made a very pleasant dinner with plenty of leftovers to keep us going this week.

High flying sheep


You may have heard of flying pigs, but what about flying sheep!? This sheep - one of this year's lambs - managed to get onto the hay bales on the farm. It was quite at home there!

Friday 15 December 2023

Ant and Dec at Whickham Library's Christmas fair


Our two young billy goats, Ant and Dec, paid a visit to the Christmas fair at Whickham Library on Saturday morning. They were somewhat unconvincingly disguised as reindeer. We had them in a pen outside the building and they got quite a bit of attention from passers-by. A donation box collected money for the Library. Alas, we had to leave early as the rain was getting heavier. I handed the collection box over to the fair organisers but sadly I didn't find out how much Ant and Dec had raised,