Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Spring!

daffodils 

crocus's 

Erm... Looks like tulips.

tulips.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

What a difference a day makes.

Or two...

 Look at that beautiful blue sky.

 I could actually feel the suns heat.
 Niche was happy.
 It really felt like spring.
That is until you tried to walk in the fields.

Monday, 12 January 2015

A walk in the rain.

On Friday my dad and I took Niche to the vets for her annual booster shot. She had her check over and everything was fine. Her heart rate was good, eyes good. Yep everything past the inspection. That is however until I mentioned that I thought she might have a touch of arthritis.
He dutifully checked her back legs and manipulated her joints to check out my theory. The dog was very good she didn't bite him at all, even though she was giving him some seriously hard looks. And to be honest. If he'd done the same to me that he was doing to Niche, I think I would have bitten him.
So to cut a long story short, she had arthritis and muscle wastage due to the arthritis. I'm only allowed to take her on short walks but often.
This is the walk we took this morning:

 The sky was grey and depressing.
 Niche doesn't mind. She loves her walks.
 The place is deserted. I'm obviously the only one mad enough to walk the dog in this weather.
 The ground was slidey and sinky.


 This path I didn't follow.
The walk was only 35 minutes long. I don't know if that's considered too long or not, but I think she'll be OK. I'm not going to suddenly take her 90 minute walks and reduce them to nothing. Poor Girl.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

My first double yolker!


I came home from work to find an egg twice the size of the others in the kitchen. (my boyfriend had brought it in) I was too excited to eat the eggs in order of what had been laid. I had to see inside the giant egg. I was so excited when two yolks came out. I just wish I hadn't broken the yolks. The egg was too big for me to handle easily. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :p

Monday, 1 December 2014

Mac and cheese!

I didn't think I liked mac and cheese, but it turns out that I do. At least when I make it myself I like it. And my OH said that its the best Mac and cheese that he's ever had so that's awesome. :D 

 I made a huge mess in the kitchen today. I baked bread as well as the mac and cheese but it seems I didn't remember to photograph it.
 I've actually been really ill recently. It was the flu but it was very bad. I had no energy and it went straight to my chest. I've been useless for over a week, but today is the first day that I've actually felt better, so I cooked my little socks off.
The chickens have been laying like mad recently. I have more eggs than I know what to do with. 

 This is the amount of cheese that went into the mac and cheese. I used regular mature cheddar and smoked cheese. (it needed using) I try not to make food fattening, so that amount of cheese really made me gulp. It was amazing though.
 Bechamel sauce
And someone has taken against the Christmas tree decorations for some reason.



Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Do you think I have enough straw?

I've raked up the old wet straw in the chicken run and I'm letting the ground air out before I put the new straw down. Its the best thing ever watching the chickens when the new straw is down. They like to take a run up and plough through it. It really is one of the nicest things to watch. I bought six bags and I'm hoping they will last for at least two weeks. If only it would stop raining for a bit. 
I've not been very well recently. Keep picking up colds and tummy bugs. It's driving me mad to be honest. I hate being sick. Hopefully I'll get that amazing new job I've been pining for and that will reduce the amount I get sick.

On another note, do you like my new picture? I'm going to put it in the kitchen. Cute, isn't it? :D

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cinnamon and honey cookies.

I made the most amazing cookies. Absolutely stunning.