Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April.

Well the weather is not very Aprilish  - sunshine one minute and a heavy downpour the next.  The farmer is very frustrated;  his neck is better (almost) and he is raring to get on with so many jobs on the farm, but the heavy showers have meant that the land is just too wet to get on to.   So lesser jobs have taken over and one of these is to sweep out the barn where we keep the chicken and wild bird feed.   We also keep the cat food in a cupboard there and I am afraid to say that Mr and Mrs Rat had taken up residence.   Well they would wouldn't they - so near to a permanent source of food.
Well one of them is no more - caught in a trap and quickly despatched.  One down, one to go. 

Today should have been our exercise for the over sixties class but it is half term, so two friends from the class came round for a cup of tea and a biscuit.   We had a lovely chatty afternoon and I am afraid to say spent it also eating choccy bikkies and a Ferraro Rocher egg which friend M brought.   I think it is best to draw a veil over the effect on our health compared with an hour's strenuous exercise to music.

The weather is set to improve slightly for Easter weekend and two friends are joining us on Easter Sunday for lunch and then spending the night here, so I am planning a rare breed beef pot roast for Sunday lunch.   If it turns out well I will post a photograph.

10 comments:

Bovey Belle said...

I woke up to sunshine and no wind this morning, but the day has got worse with keeping and we are black to 10/10 cloud cover, showers and a rising wind again. No heavy rain like you've had though.

At least the lesser jobs have reached the front of the queue - they always need doing too, so they can be ticked off the ever-lengthening list.

A little indulgence now and again doesn't hurt anyone, and you'll be back to your workouts soon : )

Which rare breed beef will you be using?

Joanne Noragon said...

Pot roast. Sunday childhood.

Heather said...

All is quiet at the moment but we have had quite strong gales here and some feisty showers.
Hope the enforced confinement allows the farmer's neck to recover completely.
I'm sure your afternoon of tea and bikkies will have been most relaxing - the waistlines can be dealt with later.
Have a lovely Easter, whatever the weather.

Cro Magnon said...

Better here too. Time I devoted a few hours to the lawns, veg patch, etc.

Gwil W said...

Same here with the weather. More like March than April. Gale force winds, thunder, hailstone, sunshine, rain, and all in one day. Don't cast a clout . . .

A Heron's View said...

Has Tom Stephenson gone for good or is it a perverse April Fool prank, I wonder ?

Pondside said...

Snow and -3 here on the prairie today. It doesn't feel like spring at all. I thin tea and cookies and Ferrero Rocher sound like the makings of a perfect afternoon.

The Weaver of Grass said...

BB - whatever the butcher has tomorrow - sometimes it is Dexter, sometimes Longhorn and sometimes Highland.
Heron - I hope Tom hasn't gone for good - time will tell.
Thanks everyone. Tea and biscuits and friends was lovely,

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Going with lamb and duck on Sunday. Haven't cooked a duck in a long, long time.

Happy Easter to you.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

We've had gales here but I'm hoping for drifts of chocolate on Sunday. Pork for us roasted. Enjoy your easter entertaining. I'm sure the beef will be welcome.