Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Jessica Drwg!

I know I have been remiss about posting recently, but I have had this cold that just won't go away. I made a big pot of chicken soup yesterday, so hopefully that will do the trick...

The weather today is very odd -- this is the view from my desk at 11:30 this morning -- the sun is trying to come out, but it is SO very foggy. When I went up the field this morning to let the chickens out I looked back and I couldn't see our house! Here you can only just barely see the bridge! :)

Back to the chicken -- I would like to say a big thank you to Greg for plucking the chicken for me -- plucking chickens has got to be one of the most tedious tasks I know of...

My friend Angela made us this most excellent Xmas cake -- with a map of our house on it! It is absolutely delicious too!!! Thank you Angela!!!

In other news, things are growing, both good and bad: These are the carrots we are storing in sand -- I am thinking that they've just sprouted because it's been so mild... Is there anything I can do about this or should I just not worry?

And the garlic, which I wasn't expecting to see until the spring, has also started -- is this because of the weather as well? It really doesn't feel like Xmas time at all because it has just been so warm and wet all month...

Tuesday, 12 December 2006


We have finally found a caravan to live in when we rip out the centre of the house:

In other news, the Salem WI chapter is celebrating it's 40th birthday this year and they are having a party tonight so I made some carrot & parsnip pie -- yum!

Thursday, 7 December 2006


Please read this. Much more articulate than anything I could ever say.