Friday 6 July 2012


Hallo my friends,

due to us having to move house rather unexpectedly and with a week's notice there'll be no time for blogging. Hope to get back into this once we're settled somewhere of our own again,

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers,

Wednesday 4 July 2012

New 'Grand-Puppy'

Here she is, 4 months old and still without her own name at this point....
ETA Her name is Gemma and now at 6 months of age she is as big as Gypsy!

With big, beautiful Gypsy....

Mummy's Girl!..

Checking out the camera lol

I found a nice blog called The Nerdy FarmWife...she has some nice ideas.

Hope all is well with you,
Love from Sue

Monday 2 July 2012

Rose's Spicy Soup Recipe

Our lovely Rose at the Down to Earth forums posted this gorgeous soup recipe last week...I only used about a litre of stock and made a very thick soup or stew was so good I gobbled up two thirds of it and Joe was lucky to get a taste. This recipe is definitely a "keeper"~

You'll need to saute

a chopped onion
4 crushed garlic cloves
a heaped t of chopped ginger

Stir in
 2 t paprika
1 t ground cumin
1/2 t chilli flakes

300 gms chopped pumpkin
2 chopped celery sticks
2/3 cup of red lentils
1 can of chick peas or 1 1/4 cups if you have cooked ones on hand
1 can of chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper
3 cups each of stock and water(use slightly less for a thicker soup but don't let the lentils "catch" as they swell)

Simmer for around 30 minutes or just 5 minutes if you are using a pressure cooker.
It was really nice served with a dollop of plain yoghurt.

There are major improvements going on at Elizabeth's house this week, lots of decluttering, repainting and new furniture and floor coverings too. Can't wait to see the end results!

Off to the washing line, so glad it's sunny!
Love from Sue