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Summers here!

Lovely time of the year with everything growing really well in the polycrub – we’re eating salad, beets, carrots, courgettes, beans, tatties, beans, herbs and fruit. Waiting for the toms to ripen and the squash of course. 

 

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The new season garlic harvest.

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Once harvested we need to air dry to cure each bulb for storage through the winter.

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Heidi and Jasmine with their lovely kids Eva and Tilly enjoying the lovely summer sunshine.

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This is what I’m making with their milk. Vanilla ice cream and meringues and

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Soft cheese which I’ve flavoured with toasted fennel seed and lemon rind then rolled in cracked black pepper. Delicious!

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Lambing all done

That’s lambing all done for this year, 8 out of 11 ewes lambed giving us a total of 12 lambs. Not a commercial amount but enough to maintain the flock and keep the freezers full! 

They’re a fairly eclectic bunch, a nice mix of colours  – white, moorit, grey, fawn, black – and patterns – katmoget, bleset, kranset, blaget, krunet (for explanation of types see the following link: http://www.shetland-sheep.org.uk)

Here are some pictures of the lambs

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Fair Isle with a twist

I’ve been busy developing a new pattern in polymer clay which I’m quite excited about. Its my contribution to the wealth of Fair Isle patterns that abound these days.WP_20170501_003

All ready and waiting to be made into pendants and matching earrings.

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