Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Day

Rhys thinking of tasting some Quality Sreet

Christmas Tukeys

Aled reared his own turkeys this year

Left turkey was 30lbs and right one 26lbs,they were real tasty.but they didn't come cheap.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Meleri cutting the christening cake

Meleri (Rhys's sister)got the honour of cutting the cake.Her great grandmother in the background.

The grandchildren relaxing after tea.

The Christening

Short notice christening for Rhys our youngest grandson.
On Weds our Minister announced she would christen Rhys on Sunday.
So it was last minute rush to get the family invited(no friends,cause of the short notice)and a day of baking and preparation.

The buffet table and christening cake. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

My Chilli Jam

I made some jars of Chilli Jam for the school Winter Fair on Thurs eve.
It all  got sold,so I hope It wasn't too hot for them.

Saved 2 jars for us.
Found some cheap peppers in Oswestry on Sat,so will make some more for Christmas.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

School Christmas Fair

Our village school's Christmas Fair is on this Thursday eve.
The eldest pupils are in charge every year,but this year only two pupils - granddaughter Meleri and her friend Dion.
So I have been busy knitting little Xmas pud covers with Ferror Rocher inside to sell..

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Massive rock

A massive rock that John dug up on our farm, it's on the yard now waiting for a new home!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Pumpkin face

My granddaughter Lois's carved pumpkin!!

My homegrown pumpkin!!

This Spring I got a pkt of pumpkin seeds,some I planted in our veggie pot.
Only 2 pumpkins survived the slugs and snails.

I might have better luck next year.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Loads of Blackberries

We have loads of blackberries on the farm this year,but not a single plum,and the apples are very small.
So have made some blackberry and apple jam,

Monday, 25 June 2012

Herman Sourdough

Yesterday I made a loaf from one portion of my sourdough,half gone already,very tasty.
This morning I made a cake from another portion,frozen half and we are now eating the rest.Ummy.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Trying out the New Baler

We have been very lucky in this part of Wales,we have missed the wet weather and floods.
John cut this field yesterday and baled  some nice silage today.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Herman,The German Friendship cake.

My Sourdough starter.
At Day 3.
Tomorrow I will feed him with flour,sugar and milk.

Pork Sausages

Fresh sausages delivered today from Mike our local farmer.

He supplies us 3 or 4 times a year with sausages made from his pigs.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Floriade and Keukenhof Holland

Enjoying the good weather and flowers in Holland last weekend.

My New Shoes
Walking on Water


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Tutti Frutti Jam

My homemade Damson Jelly has all been eaten by my guests on toast at breakfast.
So had a search in my freezer for some soft fruit picked last year.
Found some blackberries,blackcurrants, redcurrants and blueberries in there.
Added some reduced strawberries bought from Coop as well,and the whole lot weighed about 3lbs.
I potted up 7 jars of my Tutti Frutti Jam a W.I. recipe which I have used before for my surplus soft fruit.
Hope the guests will enjoy it at breakfast this weekend.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bro Tryweryn school in Remembrance Ceremony.

Llion,Harri  and Meleri with Mrs Jano Owen(head teacher) showing
 a T-shirt (in remembrance of the Easter Uprising) to Sean O Mahony.
Author of Frongoch University of Revolution.
Frongoch is regarded as the "university of revolution" because many who "graduated" became key leaders in the Irish struggle for independence

Frongoch ties to Easter Rising remembered on Sat.

A ceremony was held  in our village on Saturday to remember 1,800 Irish men
interned in the old whiskey distillery after the 1916 Easter Rising.
About 50 descendants of Irish prisoners attended Saturday's event.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

First cuckoo of the year.

One of our boys took the photo on his mobile of his first sighting of a cuckoo this year.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Mother and calf feeling better.

The cow and calf are up and about today,after their ordeal last night.
John had to feed the calf some of her milk with a bottle first thing this morning,but by lunchtime she was able to suckle by herself.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Emergency caesarean

We had an emergency caesarean on the farm tonight.
John was out at 5pm this morning,checking the cattle,they all seem to be calving these days.
One cow seemed to be near calving,but nothing seemed to be happening all day.So he phone the vets,and he arrived after evening surgery.but because of internal problem,had to get another vet
to help do a caesarean op.
The calf came alive after a lot of persuasion.
Hope mother and daughter will be feeling better by morning.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Another arrival today

The new McHale baler delivered this evening,and the old Claas baler going to be towed away with this posh Fastrac.

New Arrivals

The two calves born in the last days.

Paper bedding

It was a load of paper pulp  in a 45ft long lorry.My brother uses it for animal bedding,but it was delivered here,because the lorry would never have negotiated the narrow road to his farm. So John had to carry  four trailer loads to his farm.Does'nt look much of a smelly heap here.Anyway i'ts gone now.

Delivery at 7am this morning

When I went out this morning this massive lorry was leaving the yard.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Winter wonderland

What a change from last week,temp down from 19C to 2C.
Back into winter clothes today,and heating back on.

Hope the weather will have settled by the weekend for my Easter guests.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring is here.

John ploughed the veggie patch today,needs a bit more cultivating before it will be ready for planting,but
it's still too early to plant anything outside up here,we don't know what's to come after this heatwave.

Friday, 23 March 2012