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Posted: Saturday 14 February, 2004

by Dan at 9:21pm in Anything goes 1 comment Add your own

What a glorious day it was today in Central Scotland. The sun shone, warming the greenhouse to over 22 degrees, Rosemary and I spent the morning walking the dogs, taking Cas to the vet for a booster, and visiting the Farmers Market in Stirling where we bought:

  • Veggies - carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, butternut squash
  • Kippers
  • Steak pies
  • Soft cheese with smoked garlic, and smoked mature Scottish Cheddar
  • A rabbit and some venison

This last will go nicely with the pheasant breasts and legs we have in the freezer, which we swapped for some pork chops. What we actually got were 4 entire pheasants, and the nice chap we bartered with kindly showed me how to extract the breasts and remove the legs quickly and easily.

In the late morning and all afternoon we worked outside, R clearing and tidying flower beds, pruning shrubs and potting up some flowers. I hired a rotavator and got last year's pig pen turned over ready for the sowing of seeds starting next month. Despite breaking the reverse cable and ending up with a large, painful blister on the palm of my right hand from the handle it proved very effective.

One last trip round tomorrow (without reverse gear!) and a couple of weeks of the chooks roaming over it should see it in ideal condition for the growing season. All in all a productive St. Valentines Day, and tomorrow promises more labour and hopefully a victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup! Oh, and just for Armin here's tonight's fantastic sunset over the Campsie Hills:

sunset over the Campsie Hills

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Armin

Sunday 15 February, 2004 at 9:48pm

Cool, a sunset and a kitten! What more can I ask for?

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