Saturday morning was also a time for stories to be told. It seems that while we slumbered the other half of the farm (my brother in law and family) were busy pursuing intruders. They had returned late to find a suspect car in the road and then spotted the intruders hiding in the drive. The suspect car was hemmed in, the police called and fortunately nothing has gone missing. Their technique for hiding reminds me a bit of children hiding by sticking their head under a blanket.
It was all go on Saturday. I went off with my soup to the Winter Warmer lunch at the church to serve soup and puddings and to do endless washing up. The girls meanwhile went off to market to see older daughter's cattle being sold. They were sold as store cattle which means that someone will buy them to do the final fattening up to make them finished cattle. She was very happy with their sale and is looking forward to the cheque! Here they are being sold taken by younger daughter. Older daughter can be seen stood by the auctioneer on the right while he takes the bids.
Saturday evening was a time for us old ones to take it easy while the girls were out socialising. It was not surprising that I awoke on Sunday with a banging headache so I treated myself to a bit of a lie in till 8am! There was a frost overnight and the day was bright so it was outside to shift my headache and take a few snippets in the sunshine. Leaves clinging on but only just.
And cherry tree.
Then back to the kitchen to prepare and eat roast pork with sage and caramelised onion yorkshire pud before getting out in the garden to work it all off! I managed an hour or so of gardening while younger daughter rode her pony. Her new riding socks which have recently arrived in the post from her cousin Lauren certainly helped to keep her toes warm as the day chilled off.
Meanwhile older daughter sorted lambs with the boys ready for another trip to market today. That should be another cheque coming all being well! It makes all the hard work worthwhile and this one will be to share between our two girls and their cousins who all own the sheep.
So the week is starting bright with another wonderful sunrise. I nipped out in my dressing gown to take this one.
Wishing you all a good week.There is a birthday treat ahead for two in the family tomorrow and yet another birthday coming up too. Guess who it is this time!