Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Nadolig Llawen!

I know, it's been over two months since I posted here, so as a rather pathetic Xmas present to anybody who is still bothering to read this blog, here are some very old photos that have been lurking the camera for some time now.

I didn't make a big Thanksgiving dinner this year but still had to do something so cooked a pheasant that my neighbour gave me and made a pumpkin pie (and of course roasted pumpkin seeds!). In a way, pheasant is really a more appropriate bird for me to be eating at Thanksgiving than turkey as they are what lives semi-wild on my mountain, whereas even the most free-range organic turkey I could buy would still be farmed...

Ages and ages ago, I planted some melon seeds in the greenhouse, and I did actually manage to get two of the world's smallest melons -- quite tasty, but only a very few mouthfuls!

Now that the sheep are all gone, I've let the next farmer up the lane put his sheep on my fields -- it looks very odd to see white sheep at Bwlchyrhyd!

And this is the very small apple harvest -- I know these apples look a bit odd and manky, but they were SO incredibly juicy and delicious!

Off to make some root vegetable soup now. I think there will be some exciting things happening in the new year, and I will write about them here when they do. Also, Bridget has finally got her computer back from the shop, and as soon as I go down there and show her how to blog, you will have news from Banc Olive as well -- and Bridget will be starting lambing before long!

Nos da a blwyddyn newydd dda i chi!


willow said...

Happy Christmas, Jessica, and all the best for 2009.
I like the mini-melon, in some posh shops that would be an expensive speciality!

cyndy said...

Seasons Greetings to you Jessica!

Nice to see you blogging!

What kind of sheepies?

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

I think they are just what I would call generic Welsh mountain sheep. I know at least one of Hefin's rams is a Texel because he bought it from Bridget, but I don't know about the rest. He's got something like 1,000-1,200 ewes, so...

wilthomer said...

Great pics, as always!