Friday, May 22, 2009

Lamb with tomato chutney....

I am sitting here deciding whether I clean the kitchen or a start a shaggy baby quilt...how do you make that decision!!!

Up to my armpits..literally!...in baby lambs this week! I have been happily whizzing around paddocks on the 4 wheeled motobike, bringing home orphans to feed, and often orphans to foster- left, right and centre. Even with giving a lot of new babies to new mothers I have still ended up with 6 to feed..so far!!

No-one here gave this little darling a chance, but a hot water bottle (and a whisky bottle full of hot water on the otherside for good measure!!), hourly feeds and a heat lamp and it was out with the others by the next afternoon.

Rosie, the new pup, is in full sheepdog training, lol!!



She will be completely fine as long as they don't get any bigger

or stronger



or faster at running!



Rosie will be there and in charge!



Even trying to supervise the feeding!



I'm working on my Mother in Law's old ripe tomato chutney brew tonight. We are on our last jar and there MUST be chutney for family Sunday morning bacon and eggs! Aldi had tomatoes for 49 cents a kilo so I have made a double batch. It is about an 8 hour brew. You can see how much it has boiled down, will go down a few more inches yet and get really dark. The first year I took over it's cooking I had to get my MIL to wander over a couple of times to tell me when it was right..felt like I was in Masterchef!! recipes just can't do the trick on these old hand me down delicacies.

Yell if anyone wants the recipe, it is delicious!!
Have a great day..off to make a baby quilt...don't tell DH I'm not cleaning!!
Have agreat day...I see a baby quilt forming! Don't tell DH!.....

12 comments:

Nadine said...

Oh, please dear, I want that recipe! THANKS ;>)
(such cuuuuute pictures of the lambs and puppetdog!)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Nancy said...

The lambs seem to be smiling. I love it.

-girl from the bush said...

hi tracey, your chutney sounds delicious. I would love to have the rcipe to give it a try, thanks sue~n.z. the lambs are so cute, they must keep you pretty busy!

Calidore said...

Giggle - the look on Rosies face....vbg. Love it. You are right too - those older recipes are the best kind. There is real flavour in them and not a million and one obscure ingredients. Please share the recipe. So glad to hear the lambs are doing well and as a surrogate mother you are a experienced one..lol.

Chookyblue...... said...

such a glutten for punishment.........sometimes you should just not go around the paddocks.......
yummo chutney.......

limpingalong said...

Darling pics of the lamb and puppy!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Chutney yummo Dh adores the stuff and what cute pics of the farm life baby lambs and cute puppy dog. Have a greta weekend.
Andrea

Kim said...

Rose and her baby lamb are so cute - I think they are buddies now...uh oh...

Most certainly do post the recipe - will see if I'm up for it. Glad you chose sewing over cleaning - cleaning is always there waiting anyway, lol, babies need quilts first. And I promise, not a word to DH.

Margaret said...

Recipe yes please. I don't think rosie will be a sheep dog, perhaps she could just sit and look cute while the real dogs do the work. Don't tell dd that I said that about real dogs.

Cascade Lily said...

LOL - I thought your post title was describing a lamb and chutney sandwich. Yum! But no! Oooops!

Gran said...

Your photographs are wonderful!
Please on the recipe.

Carol said...

OMG Rosie is absolutely adorable. She looks so darn proud of herself too.