Harvest time! Sort of. Not the most abundant potager harvest this season- and that isn't just because I am being greedy, which I probably am, but a couple other reasons as well: Unusually hot dry summer (most people we know with a veg patch are grumbling)Hey – it is the first year…we are bound to … Continue reading Potager year one: hmmmmm
…and then there were three. Sentimentality in smallholding.
We have had a fairly emotional week. We returned from our trip to see family in England to find our little fragile White Ears had passed away, peacefully while napping in the pasture. He was always very small and we had to hand feed him to be sure he got enough to eat, so we … Continue reading …and then there were three. Sentimentality in smallholding.
When you need a bit of sweetness in life. Cajeta: goat’s milk caramel
What to do when you have too much goat’s milk and you need a little pick me up. Yes, of course, cajeta! OK you probably thought, “make cheese”, and I have been working on that - with mixed results (I’ll post that a little later) or maybe ‘ how about some delicious yoghurt”….and that is … Continue reading When you need a bit of sweetness in life. Cajeta: goat’s milk caramel
…and now for pigs
Food, poo, sex and a lot of mud. That pretty much sums up the last two days. Part of the ‘France Plan’ is to have a smallholding – with pigs at the centre (Dom has always had a thing for pigs…and we both love charcuterie). So we figured it might be useful to actually figure … Continue reading …and now for pigs