12 May, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!


Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there I hope you were treated as special as you all are. Its not easy being a mum, I think we make lots of sacrifices and give more than we receive but I think we wouldn't change it any other way. Below is my favourite recipe for Cinnamon Rolls, I made these as a special treat for myself and my daughter as well as every other person here today. This recipe is really easy and taste soooooo good but be careful not to over indulge.

Cinnamon Rolls
1 cup warm milk                                2 eggs                                  3 teaspoon dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar                                     4oz cups plain flour
1/2 cup melted butter                        1 teaspoon salt

1 cup brown sugar                2 1/2  teaspoon cinnamon                1/3 cup softened butter

8 tablespoons softened butter            1 1/2 cups icing sugar                vanilla essence

Dough- mix all ingredients together until smooth ball is formed. Leave in a warm place until doubled in size. Punch down and roll until 1/2 inch thick
Filling- beat butter until creamy, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread over dough and roll up length wise. Cut into 1 inch slices and place onto a tray and cover with a towel for ab out 1 hour until risen.
Bake- in 190 degree oven for 10-15 mins until golden brown and ice while hot

11 May, 2013

A farming life is for me!



Meet Dozer the new addition to our animal family, he is about 10 weeks old now and growing inches every day. Dozer was the only surviving pup in a litter of nine, he is a pure Boarder Collie. He has been by my side everyday even when I have to go to town, I'm hoping he will be a good working dog and help me on the farm.

I've had a career change, I no longer work in retail but at home as a farmer. Since paying off our mortgage life has taken a different direction. I have more time to enjoy life and do the things I have always wanted to do. I enjoy the life style and being self sufficient has always been my dream and hopefully eventually our farm will offer farm stays for those who are like minded. I currently have 36 sheep some in lamb, 11 goats, 3 of them I am currently milking and hopefully 6 of them are in kid, as well as 5 young goats about 8mths old, three Dexter cows that are hopefully in calf and one calf as well as chickens and then the usual 2 cats and 4 dogs.

Life for me is still busy but a different kind of busy, I have my daughter, her partner and two grandchildren living with us in the cottage while we are still building our new house. Milking goats and making cheese and eventually making goats soap is a nice kind of busy for me, these are the things that  I really enjoy and hopefully down the track make money for me so that I can continue to improve the farm.

08 May, 2013

New Grandbabies!

Two new grandbabies to the family, Fraser born 17th of February and Savannah born 11th April. Life has been busy at our little homestead and so much has happen since my last post, I'm looking forward to blogging again.

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"