Friday, May 22, 2009
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 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!.....