Pouring with rain today, just been out to bring horses in to their stables to dry off with some hay. I'll put their rain sheets on before I put them back out in a couple of hours. So, I'm sitting here with a coffee, perfect for catching up with what's happened in the last week or so.
Last Tuesday we visited D.A.W.G.S (link to their website below) rescue centre in Aberdeen. We were interested in rehoming a wee dog from them. After various questionaires and a home visit, I took our kids and our two other dogs into the D.A.W.G.S. Kennels to meet up with the dog (my husband met us there too, as he works in Aberdeen). It was a huge success, we loved her and she seemed very happy with us too. So we brought her home and she has settled in really well. She is learning to respect our other animals, is a bit wary of visitors but she is a lovely addition to our brood!
On Saturday I braved our completely overgrown fruit patch to pick blackcurrants for jam and some gooseberries for pudding that night. Whoever decided that gooseberries were good to eat deserves a medal, in my opinion! They are the scariest looking fruit and the thorns and spikes on the plants make picking them downright dangerous (I have the scars to prove it). My hens were very pleased with my efforts though and decided to help themselves to the gooseberries I had picked too.
Happily I've now got 7 pots of blackcurrant jam and made delicious Gooseberry Snow pudding (from Valentine Werner on Saturday Kitchen).
Stuff and nonsense mostly about living on 5 acres with my husband and family, 3 horses, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 5 hens. Love cooking and baking,try to grow fruit and veg, beginner knitter, love skiing, walking and yoga. The best thing ever is sitting in my garden enjoying a cuppa, being with my animals and cooking for my family and friends! (Be warned I do ramble on a bit)