Monthly Archives: May 2013

Get back into the swing of things

Tomorrow is my first day back at work, I am excited and a bit apprehensive, how on earth am I going to get everything done? I used to do it, but damn. The meal plan is made and shopping is … Continue reading

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Last week at home

Today begins my last week of being a stay at home farmer. I have mixed feelings, but I am predominately excited and looking forward to being back with people and using my scientific thinking skills again. My brain has been … Continue reading

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Spring clean out and a hedgerow

In preparation for going back to work, the last week (and the next one) are going to be a full-on blitz of activity, starting with finally planting the hedgerow I have wanted for years. Until last spring we had two … Continue reading

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Recipe #1

A limited success with the Pork Pie recipe.  I had wondered whether to make it a two crust or a top crust pie as the instructions didn’t say if I should do a bottom crust.  I did a two crust as a … Continue reading

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Let the cooking challenge begin!

I am starting off with something a bit less exotic and (I hope) fairly easy.  This evening we will be having- A Cheshire Pork Pie Skin a loin of pork, cut in to steaks, and season it with salt, nutmeg … Continue reading

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Back to work and a new project

I am going to be reentering the work world in a few weeks, it will be quite an adjustment but I really do need to get back to my career and spending the day with people. I am so grateful … Continue reading

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Spring!

Things have been busy here. We got our new colony of bees, added a (hopefully) pregnant doe and a buck to restart our rabbitry and have a start on the gardens after the winter that wouldn’t end. Unfortunately the buck … Continue reading

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