This is a blog about our farmstay in the beautiful Hunter Valley. It is a place for families to unwind and get a taste for the good life.
This is our farm stay diary of events on the farm and the local area. Please read through and enjoy.
Our farm stay apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, spectacular lounge/dining room , sun room and kitchenette.Oh and we think you will find that the spa bath is the best one you have ever tried!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Just Loving This Week
Joining in with City Hippy Farm Girl and her post on 'Just Loving This Week'.
I am just loving this week...it is warm and Spring is definitely in the air.
A contemplative week of preparation and no hurrying.
Looking at the milk overload in my fridge over a period of 2 days. We were out and didn't do as much home cooking as we normally do.
I usually make bread and butter custard, yogurt and of course milkshakes.
This week though, I am starting to do some milk saving for the freezer. Very carefully measuring out exactly 570 mls of goats milk to put in plastic bags to use in my goat milk soap making.
This serves another purpose too. If we have an orphan lamb or calf , I have this on standby ready to go.
There was some left over , so I whipped up some of Christines (from slow living essentials) 'Sticky Buns' with the left over milk.
There is a very methodical , reassuring feeling that comes from standing in the kitchen on warm Spring morning kneading dough at the kitchen bench while a magpie warbles outside. You feel that link with your ancestors , just making things by hand for your family - a link with the past /a link to the future.
The sugary cinnamon smell of baking buns filled the house within minutes and wafted out into the courtyard. There is something truly old fashioned about the smell of cinnamon and sugar.
We can't have whole wheat pasta in our home due to wheat intolerances. This week I am into pasta making using Spelt flour. It was fun , used up lots of eggs ....and there was flour from one end of the house to the other , together with the odd stray noodle .
It took up alot of time ...and there was a moment when I wondered if it would be easier to fly to Italy and buy some fresh instead...but the look on my children's faces when they were eating fresh pasta for dinner with a creamy mushroom sauce was one of rapturous joy. So I will definitely make it again. Maybe it won't be as messy once I get better at it.
A glorious week with Spring sunshine , blossoms and lots of homemade cooking. Yes, I am just loving this week.