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Autumn

Autumn

I’m loving autumn. And I always have. It’s still too dry to go in to winter with any feed for the sheep but the days have been cool and sunny and the nights cold enough to have the cosy wood fire on.We’ve been toasting marshmallows in the wood fire...
Cooking on the Wood Stove

Cooking on the Wood Stove

It’s been cold and wet – (a bit of rain finally – yay!) so it was time to crank up the wood stove and be cosy while I worked on my manuscript today. In the morning I bunged some ingredients in a pot to make my Mum’s Beef and Barley Soup recipe...
Old Fashioned Apricots

Old Fashioned Apricots

A friend with an orchard gave us a couple of boxes of Moorpark apricots – according to this recommended site they are mentioned in Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park as being superior to other apricot varieties in flavour, however I can’t say I...