I got my dried fruits soaking ready to make my Christmas cakes. October is the time to make them as time makes them better and better. Also I had a lot of eggs in the fridge so this was an extra good time. I did 4 batches (two double batches) and got six cakes.
I got a batch of Coffee Liqueur going. Once I bottle it I will show how it looks and put up the recipe.
Mum and I headed off to see the girls. I took a giant impossible pie. This meant I used up more eggs. It is just eggs, cream (my 25 c cream) bacon, parsley, pepper, onions, (cook first) cheese and a cup of flour. I used gluten free flour and twelve eggs. Everyone loved it and it cost me hardly anything. So with the cakes then this I used up 32 eggs in two days!
Mum and I were all loaded up and heading off. At the moment shearing is on so there are trucks and utes driving in and out a lot. Because of this I take less notice of who is coming and going. On the way out we passed a ute. It took a second for my brain to register that there was a calf on the back! I said Mum stop! We turned back. Yep, the calf was for me, sent over by a manager of another property. What timing! But he is a beautiful boy calf and he drank well right away. His name is Brady as the lovely young man who delivered him was Brady.
On the weekend it was Chloe and Luke's anniversary. He got her the best present! Something she has always wanted. (seriously)
His name is Paddy. Luke really did well with this gift! Paddy loves Chloe from day one.
Alpaca's like company. He wants to be with Chloe all the time. So he needs a friend for when Chloe is at work. Enter Blossom. If there was ever a lamb that wants to be with you it is her. Also if there was ever a lamb who doesn't know she is a sheep that is also her! haha! So Chloe brought over the old farm car and Blossom went for a ride to meet Paddy. You can't make this stuff up. So this is Blossom in her ride to Chloe's farm...
Next thing she made friends with Paddy and they were just fine.
Every evening Chloe goes for a walk. She has a feeling she is being followed...
All this action happened on Wednesday. So on Thursday it seems God thought "oh no ,Annabel is down one sheep!" and quickly moved to rectify this...
Luke came to the door with a lamb. It isn't even lambing season! This lamb is far from new born, I think a few weeks old. I have called him Freddie.
So one moved out, two moved in this week. Now I am bottle feeding five! But Loui is finishing up bottles on the weekend and I think I will only feed Eddie for another week or two.
In town I picked up a big box of bottles and jars for jams and sauces. I saw them for free on Facebook local buy swap and sell. This will help me out in summer!
My pumpkin seeds failed. So today I am planting pumpkin seedlings. And I have hundreds of cherry tomato seedings coming up everywhere so I am moving some and potting up others.
We had rain this week. This is the most help of all.
I think that catching up after being away and the trips back and forth to the city etc. was the biggest thing. If I am not here things go backwards fast! It seems to take several days to catch up.
I then decided to get everything out of the present cupboard and go through all I have made over the year. The Tuesday Afternoon Club has really helped me make more than ever. It is a joy to go through it all and make up gifts! I am trying to do fifteen minutes a day on this. Then I can reclaim my craft room where this is all spread everywhere!
How did you build up your home and get ahead this week? I hope it was a good week for you! xxx