Monthly Archives: December 2021

More Snow

Yesterday wasn’t quite as cold.  I got an early start on chores as we had a veterinary appointment for Ryeleigh in the morning.  I hadn’t pointed out that this snow took down the netting on our “pheasant pen”.  When the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Christmas Cooking, Part 2

Part 2 is largely dedicated to sweets. I started on December 17 making Chestnut Puddings.  They are made with butter, chestnuts, brown sugar, eggs, golden syrup, bread crumbs, kirsch, flour and blanched almonds.  Some of the chestnut pieces and the … Continue reading

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15 Degrees

this morning so a veritable heat wave. The water started running again inside the house just before 10 PM.  We were both so grateful.  I had given up hope because I knew the temperature was dropping again, but either the … Continue reading

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