|A carrot with pretensions.|
|Carrot cake with a zing.|
Our second lot of visitors were a wonderful surprise. It was our friend who has had the strokes, his partner, plus son. When we had seen them only six days beforehand, Pat was still in his wheelchair. t The car drew up, and with a little help out came Pat, walking, OK with the help of crutches, but he is walking again, it was wonderful to see him up and on his feet. He was from the start determined that these strokes would not defeat him, and despite all the health problems they had remembered my birthday, bringing with them a lovely bottle of wine and a card. So many thanks guys, and well done Pat, you will be digging the garden again before you know it.
The weather does seem to be chilly now despite the rain and gale force winds, just the right weather for a hot bowl of steaming soup.
|Freshly made soup, ideal for a winters day.|
I rather feel as though I go into semi hibernation in this type of weather, Simon had been asking me for over a week where I wanted to go for my birthday meal, I kept putting of any decision in case we had any frosts to contend with, however we have been more or less free of them so on Saturday I made up my mind, our usual place 'The Purple Onion' in Tarmonbarry, although it is a fifty minute drive, the food is always worthwhile, locally produced and
We had suffered one attack last year, this year we have lost three rabbits to them. We were appalled to see one of these horrible creatures along side the pond, outside our back door. Tess quickly gave chase but failed to catch it, we are being even more vigilant now, so far they have never gone into a hen run when the electric fence is on, but I would not trust that it wont happen. We have set a trap, and although it has been triggered the mink has evaded it. Living so close to the river I think we have been lucky so far, but the river is twice it's normal size at the moment. Maybe it will stop raining soon.
|I can do it as well.|