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Monday, 23 November 2015

Me on Monday: A Mixture of Happenings

Another weekend has passed by and I am waving to Sian at From High in the Sky and all the other Monday bloggers on this crisp bright Monday morning. I can't say that the weekend has been exactly quiet and uneventful. Friday evening found me returning from a visit to see my parents to find I had made a bit of a mistake. I had made a quantity of Leek and Potato soup for a charity event on Saturday. It was only when I came to blend it that I realised I had added double the amount of liquid needed........ So early Saturday morning was spent cooking more vegetables to add to it. Result a LARGE amount of soup!
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.

Beech hedge


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!







13 comments:

  1. Is that seriously one of the intruders trying to hide behind a tree? That's laughable! Although of course it isn't funny at all. The sod..

    I'm looking forward to hearing about the birthday treat. Is your birthday coming up soon too, then?

    Have a good week Maggie. I hope you found room in the freezer for some of that soup(which does sound delicious)

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    1. It quite seriously is Sian! Hard to believe! Lots of soup in the freezer and some more for supper tonight!

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  2. He has failed at hiding - hope he hasn't listed it as a skill on his CV! So glad to hear that nothing was missing, but it's still upsetting that you and your family have to deal with this.

    Is it your birthday? Mine's on Nov 26th - are we twins?

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS INSTRUDERS. Bold as brass as my Gran would say. Were charges laid? Busy month of birthdays - I have marked the 26th (Eileen) & 27th (yours) on the calendar.

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    1. The police questioned them but because they hadn't taken anything they couldn't charge them. They were up to no good, they were wearing latex gloves.

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    2. Fallacy! I hope at least they were fingerprinted and cross-referenced/kept on file. Grrrrrrr.

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    3. Not sure what the police did. They were "known" to them though.

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  4. Happy Birthday! I'm glad the intruders didn't actually do any real harm ... hope it hasn't unsettled you too much. He does look a fool trying to hide behind the tree. How do these people live with what they do? Makes my blood boil to think of someone stealing what another person has worked hard for. I know some thieves are pitiable and in need of help but these don't look desperately down on their luck.
    I take it there is no shortage of future farmers in your family ... it seems to be a job (or should that be way of life) you are born into. Have a good week x

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    1. All the girls are interested in farming to a greater or lesser extent. As you say it is in their blood.

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  5. So glad they gottem red-handed. Hope they get sent down!
    Beautiful sky and silhouettes in that last photo.

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    1. No charges I am afraid. See reply above. Thanks for your comment on the photo. You will be seeing more of those.

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  6. What a beautiful morning sky to start the week. My boy is surviving, Maggie. That's about the best I can say right now. I think we'll both be glad when the end of term rolls around. Three and a bit weeks to go!

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