Friday, 4 November 2016
Heating went on and plans for the weekend.
This week has been peculiar. Not necessarily in a bad way, but having the Halloween party Monday, then the kids had school discos on Tuesday meaning we didn’t get home until late, then Wednesday was the first night the clock change affected us as by the time we get home from school, it’s drawing in meaning we have limited time to get the horses out and do jobs that need daylight. It won’t be long and we’ll have to do things by torchlight. However it is lovely to have the daylight back on a morning. I can’t believe how much more I notice these things now that we live here. The weather and environment play such a big role on a smallholding.
The temperature dropped to 2C overnight earlier this week meaning that I put the heating on, to come on for a bit on a morning and when the kids are taking a bath at night. Takes the chill off.
I have a sheep with a bad tummy to look after and a goose to be dispatched this weekend. We’re also going to a local farmer’s auction as I’m after a tiller/rotivator, another incubator if there’s any on offer and whatever else they may have that would cost a fortune elsewhere. My parents are coming to visit tomorrow night and we may have a little bonfire going for Guy Fawkes night that we can sit around and enjoy, but no fireworks obviously. I’ll pick a few sparklers up for the kids so they can enjoy that safely and we'll roast some marshmallows after our homemade curry that my Dad's made. Then Sunday we have some people coming for load of muck. We’re invited out to lunch on Sunday so that will mean I don’t have to make Sunday lunch and clean up the kitchen afterwards – I’m not complaining. I do love a Sunday lunch, time spent round the kitchen table with family, catching up, taking time out, looking at each other. That’s sounds strange to say that but I think life sometimes ends up in a whirlwind, where we might be together but it’s the quality time together that’s the key. You can’t beat a roast beef with Yorkshire pudding (google if you haven’t heard of them) dinner with bright green peas, carrots, cauliflower and roast potatoes!
What’s people’s thoughts on the traditional Sunday lunch, do you have a roast every week, or once in a while, or not bother at all?