It was really a communal campsite party and everyone helped make it really special. Tony brought his marquee, put it up ad then took it down – single handed!
The kids tested out the seating
Hattie added a cuteness factor
But what about the food ….. surely it is normal when you only have one oven to decide to have a campsite party and then make roast turkey for about 60 – I mean everyone does it don’t they?
This is my favourite photo – the campsite fridge taken over by two giant turkeys, bottles of fizzy and wrapped in baking paper at the top my 12-month cured leg of British Lop prosciutto
- 2 large roast turkeys (thank you to Shirley for lending me her oven)
- roast potatoes, roast vegetables and the most delicious home-made gravy
- Sausages (made by Ruse from our Oxford, Sandy and Black pigs – I know I shouldn’t say so but really these could be the best sausages I have ever eaten)
- cream of turkey soup
- vegan squash, corn and bean soup
- lots of apple pies and apple crumbles
- vanilla icecream
- bread buns from the Cake Shop
Everything apart from the milk, cream, butter, flour and bread was from the smallholding and it was all homemade.
Martin valiantly barbecued about 90 sausages
Anne and Bruce manned the soup station – such a cool idea to keep the giant pots of soup warm on a fire pit. I made some apple pies and a gluten-free crumble, but Angela, Anne and Faeren made lots of regular apple crumbles
Thank you also to everyone who helped wash up during the event when I realised that of course I don’t have enough cups for soup for 60 or plates for roast dinners and crumble and icecream – and let us not even contemplate my complete lack of drinking vessels!
It was a fabulous event and only happened because of everyone who helped and who came – thank you all so much.
N.B. Can someone else be in charge of photos next time as I am rubbish at it.
N.B. Of course smallholding life continues so thank you to James and Nigel for moving the sheep and feeding the animals etc etc.