Wednesday, 4 January 2017

A Shopping Trip

Yesterday we had to venture into town to pick up a few bits
Another collar for goat Helen, she lost her collar last week, don't know were it has gone, bought a spare while we were there.

Picked up some small straw bales for animal bedding, the small ones are easier for us to store and handle than the big one's.
More bags of cement, we also took back some downpipes that were delivered when we ordered guttering, just a straight swap over.
I also wanted a small bookcase for my cabin.
The only other shop I popped into was the pound shop
I needed a new desk diary for my sowing growing and harvesting records
 I also got some new ring binders, these are for doing inventories of the freezers and store cupboards, a little task to do on the next rainy day.
 
Shopping done we headed home, Martin go the last of the guttering up on the Alpaca shelter, the guttering diverts rainwater into an IBC tank, we have a water trough for them underneath,  its now all complete apart from adding another hay rack and putting there feed troughs back inside.

Dinner last night
Pan fried scallops with chorizo, samphrie cooked in garlic butter, Sweet potato fries.
It was very very yummy 😀

 

20 comments:

  1. Oh Dawn, I haven't seen samphire since I left Tydd,where did you get it? I need a couple of diaries and another calendar, I will have to haul myself off to the shops later.

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    1. try the fishmonger in Carmarthen round by the market for Samphire bought it there before, this lot Martin brought up with him.

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  2. Love stuff for organising stuff! Dinner looks yummy. We used to pick samphire when I lived on the east coast as a child.

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  3. We are down in Cornwall and our superstore fishmonger sells samphire. Sue

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    1. I have seen it on occasions in Tescos

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  4. I love stationery and have drawers full of note pads and pens but I can always squeeze in a bit more....lol.
    I've never tried samphire. It sounds lovely cooked in garlic butter-x-

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    1. Its very similar to asparagus and is not salty at all

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  5. As Sheila said, the samphire looks very nice. I've never tried it either but there aren't many veggies I don't like.
    I have a new diary for our every day things but am going to get a new one for the veggie sowings, harvests and notes. I can't wait! They will be in the sale now I suspect.

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    1. Sales on diaries usually start in March, this one was only £1

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  6. I'll be interested in how you do your inventories. I'm always losing track of how much I have of what.

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    1. will pop it in a post when I redo my inventory's

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  7. Your dinner looks delicious. I've never tried samphire - but noticed that it was used several times in the last Master Chef series. Jx

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    1. I first came across it in the Isle Of Wight, many years ago.

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  8. Yummy meal, and a good round of shopping for what you needed to buy. I used to have a pony which lost headcollars the way Helen loses collars and always went for really bright colours after that so they would show up in the long grass.

    I had a weak moment in the sales today - and I NEVER normally go to the Sales, but noticed M&S had an up to 60% off sale and got myself a warm jumper and a pretty top for less than what one of them would have cost.

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    1. She had a right red collar, looked everywhere no sign of it think she must have eaten it

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  9. Your dinner looks wonderful! We've had wild samphire before when camping by the beach, our local fish monger sells it, $10 for 150g I'm like NO WAY! I guess at that price it's a garnish ha!

    My daughters horse has lost his fly mask several times this summer. We're hoping to pick up a bright purple or white one next time we go to the saddlery to keep the seek and find missions shorter ;) when she works at the stables, they often get her or the other juniors to find their horses lost fly masks....their property is 4000 acres hahahahahahaha.

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    1. We check there collars for wear and tear and hers was fine she hadnt had it long before losing it.

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