A busy few days baking and making!!

We’ve been in the throes of Christmas baking here getting cake baked and frozen for when we have visitors,

making pastry

and now mince pies

and so the wild birds don’t feel forgotten we have made them some seed decorations

for a tree near the patio doors so we can watch them from the lounge!

These pictures portray a lovely sense of domestic bliss!!! Ha ha!!! What they fail to show you is the flour covered spaniel, the flour covered floor, the cake mix in Sir’s ear and up his nostril!! The fact that whilst making jumbly cakes he got hold of and ate a sugar cube!!! All totally fab though….. and I’m totally thankful he didn’t try to eat the bird seed!!! Apart from the dog that shook and sent a cloud of flour over the kitchen!! Oh poo I’ll have to dust!!!

Slave labour!!!!

Saturday and Sunday over half term we had Mister Moo and Little Miss Zoo, my niece and nephew staying at the farm with my sister Mouse and my Parents!!! We worked hard and played hard!!! But the slave labour contribution was amazing!!! They moved stones, dug the earth, conducted a plant life biodiversity study, slept in a tent and were just fantastic!!!

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And one of my favourite shots!!! morning campers!!!

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More visitors!!

Friday during the day we continued tree felling and slate clearing and we had a quote visit early on in the day from a joiner. Friday afternoon my parents, my sister (Mouse) and her children little Miss Zoo and Mister Moo arrived!!!!! Mum and Dad arrived with a trailer in tow and it was a bit like Christmas!!!! He brought a garden shredder from my Granny, a pair of benches he has made using the wood from Granny’s old pool house, a selection of new versions of power tools, a charcoal BBQ, charcoal, and a variety of other items for the tin hut and the farm in general!!!!!

Friday night started with an unpacking of the trailer and the building of the benches, by all the others, whilst I met with the other two quotes people we had arrive, another plumber and a joiner and showed my sister and the kids around the place a little!!! Brain was fried by the end of Friday talking to different people!!! Then the BBQ got lit and the tent was built by Mouse and I. That was a bit of a trial as the ground immediately inside the gate by the tin hut is extremely stony!!!

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