Sunday, 25 October 2015

Busy busy busy!!

It's been a hectic couple of weeks folks!  Not least for Fenn who has added a further 65 notches to his bedpost!  He has been a very busy boy with all those lovely goatie ladies.  He reminds me so much of our dear old Fremlin goat - he is very similar in looks but is also so much like Fremlin in temperament.  Very laid-back and charming to the ladies .. whenever a new girl is brought round, he wanders over to the gate to welcome her in.

Those goatie girls have been very demanding.  And the barn is just full of the noise of hormonal females!  Here's a small example of Daisy goat trying to eat and yell for Fenn at the same time..


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Our dairy fairy Julie has also been on holiday for a couple of weeks so yours truly and Joe had to try and remember how to make cheese!  I think we did a pretty good job actually ... Here's some of our lovely fresh Ellie's sitting in the moulds almost ready for wrapping:


It's starting to get chilly standing at markets now .. yesterday was full of autumn leaves at Twickenham:


And it took me hours to get back to Notting Hill to pick up the other market .. apparently, there was some rugby match on??!

I just love this time of year .. and all those beautiful colourful veggies start to appear at market.  Time for comfort food and quick delicious supper dishes.

How about this one .. sweet red peppers from Wild Country Organic, dotted with mixed olives and fresh Ellie's cheese .. drizzled with that amazing argan oil from Arganica and oven-baked for about 15 mins.  Served with warm crusty bread from any of the wonderful market bread stalls ...  Yum!!


Followers of our little blog may remember our dear Beamish goat.  He was a very handsome chap and all his offspring tended to have a wry face - or what we called 'a Beamish face'.  His very last daughter is now a goatling - little Humbug goat - and she has a perfect example of that Beamish face.  Such a sweetie!


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