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Posted: Sunday 28 October, 2007

by Rosemary at 7:31pm in Anything goes 3 comments Comments closed

The weather this weekend has been sonewhat variable. Last night we had a lot of rain and it was very windy. During the morning, it brightened up and the sun got out for a while but by 4pm, it was dark, raining and windy. So time to light the fire and get out the seed catalogues.

I now have my orders prepared and tomorrow, in the cold light of Monday, I'll go through them and delete half the potato and tomato varieties and some of the more fanciful species. I'm going to have 5 tubers of Mayan Gold and I'm going to grow them in pots, so I know they're safe. At £2.49 for 5 tubers, I might put them by my bed!

I was allowed to help with the bacon curing this morning. In previous years, this has been Dan's preserve (pardon the pun) but he's away this week, so I recieved my instructions this morning. We've two cures on the go - streaky bacon and, for the first time, back bacon which is in a salt and sugar mix. They look good already although they have four days to go. Dan's bought himself a new smoke generator - early Christmas present. He'll say more about all this tomorrow, he assures me.

I've started manuring the vegetable beds. As I clear horse poo, I'm putting it straight on the beds rather than in the heap. The hens are having a swell time. I've done the comfrey bed; now I'm doing the rhubarb bed. Potato bed next, I think.

Anyway, back to the fire now. It's 7.45pm, which is really 8.45pm so almost my bed time. I took Friday afternoon off so I've got long hours in the office to look forward to this week to make up time. Still, at least it's dark outside, so I don't feel like I'm wasting time!



Monday 29 October, 2007 at 7:28am

seed catalouges are an addictive and dangerous habit. . .


Thursday 1 November, 2007 at 4:26pm

I agree Claire! Rosemary - we have a gold potato here, called Yukon Gold. It is a cross between a white potato and a sweet potato. Is the Mayan Gold the same cross? The Yukon Gold here is DELICIOUS!!!


Saturday 3 November, 2007 at 7:49pm

We can get Yukon Gold here too, but Mayan Gold is a different type to the usual potato. It's yellow skinned with a deep golden flesh and with a nutty, creamy flavour. You can't boil it as it disintegrates but it's good for everything else - according to the seed catalogue!

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