Autumn Half-Term at the Campsite

Holly walking Psyche

It has been autumn half-term here and the last week that the site is open. The weather was great so we had a few visitors, but not too many.

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Last of the campers

Last of the campers

The days are getting shorter and the colours and light are changing ….

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Friends came to visit for a bit. We talked and laughed, made sausages, cooked fabulous dinners, walked dogs, went to the beach, got sick, played with kittens, searched for mushrooms, fed alpacas and generally had a brilliant time. We also took our last two pigs to the abattoir – so no more pigs now until next year.

Professional dog walker

Professional dog walker

Kainaat in the morningDaisyDog1Holly up a treeParasol mushroomkerry and Holly

home made chilli sausages from home-made pigs

home made chilli sausages from home-made pigs

Holly and kittenJude and Darwinpetting kittensPeanutpigs2kittens4

boiling ham (from the large blacks)

boiling ham (from the large blacks)

Finished Ham

Finished Ham

N.B. to make the ham – the butcher cured and smoked the leg of one of our large blacks. I took a section and boiled it for hours with black treacle, water, and spices. I then coated it in a mix of  molasses sugar, mustard power and apple juice before baking for 25 minutes. It was unbelievably fabulous. We used the leftover cooking liquid for soup and gave some to the dogs (who also got to try the ham as well). We ate the ham with homegrown carrots, cabbage, mashed potato and parsley sauce. And then we ate it again for lunch in sandwiches the next day.

More food updates in the next day or so …..

 

 

 

 

 

 

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