As I type this we’re having a power cut. I’ve no idea how long it’s going to last, but we’re so self sufficient here it’s not a problem. Only real downer is we can’t flush the loo, as we’re on rainfall water and it doesn’t get to the house without a pump. We’ve seriously considered buying an old diesel generator because we get a fair amount of power cuts – especially in winter – but we seem to manage so well we’ve never bothered.
Anyhoo! We have an egg glut. These are just the eggs from the last 3 days – and we’ve been eating them, selling them and giving them away. Tonight we’re going to make pasta. Homemade pasta and broad beans from the garden, some herbs and a bit of parmesan. Yum yum.. Can you freeze home made pasta I wonder? If so we’ll make a lot. When the power comes back I’ll do a bit of research.
Also on the egg front, Hoppy the duck was in sick bay again for 10 days. She’s much better now so she’s out and about with her pals, but the good thing from her being there is that she got into the habit of laying her eggs in the wee house part. So I’m getting a fairly regular supply of duck eggs, which is nice. I hope she keeps doing it.
Even though things are warming up outside, especially today where it’s a humid damp 20 degrees ( so feels hotter) I’m still not going to plant basil in the herb garden just in case we get a cold snap. So I planted some in a pot and we’ve got it in the kitchen. If there’s one herb we go through it’s basil. We both love it. I’m hoping this lot will do us until I can go mad with it outside.
( power back ~ we were the only people affected! It was old fuses blown out at the road. Lovely Top Energy men came and fixed it - we gave them a dozen eggs each so we're all very happy!)