Author Archives: shirehouse

A not quite cooking challenge update

This week I made some contemporary traditional English food. Not out of my recipe books but the From Paul Hollywood’s series Pies and Puds. The first was a Mutton Pie, this is a recipe that goes back to the middle … Continue reading

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Our first fair!

I finished, almost, the set up for our first fair today. We are vending at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest next weekend. I am nervous no one will want my stuff and excited to see what people think. Here is … Continue reading

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The Rabbit and Leek pie recipe someone requested

Here you go! I hope this is legal…

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Other than knitting

I actually did accomplish something other than knitting this weekend, although I did do plenty of that too. I froze about 3 lbs of beans, washed my Shetland fleece from Emancipation Acres and FINALLY made flat bread worth eating. I … Continue reading

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Would that I could knit all day

I started a cabled cardi last week and am totally charmed by the pattern. I want to knit all day, every day. Bullocks to weeding, cooking and cleaning. Here is the Paperboy Cardi pattern I did stop knitting long enough … Continue reading

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High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … Continue reading

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Still Here

Gardening, bunnies, bees, cooking, baking, farm work.  There you go, 2 months summed up.  The gardens, with the exception of my tomatoes are doing really well, especially the beans.  Everything in my hedgerow is producing except the gooseberries, not a … Continue reading

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