Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Sunday, 20 May 2007

one very busy week ahead.....




This week we are going to have to go up into hyper drive on the ice cream production side. Harry has a batch of bourbon vanilla to get made this morning starting at 9. He is as l type still sending up the Zzzzzs. Oh to be a teenager again. We are planning to pasteurise 5 times this week in an effort not to run out of the stuff over the bank holiday & half term. l should add just to throw a spanner in the works, there's round bale silage to make for the heifers. The main cut of clamped silage is now in & put away for the winter.


l don't feel quite as apprehensive as Easter. Yes it was very busy but with Whit l think people come for a week's R & R & are more relaxed in their attitude? We've done a long 'to do' list for the coming week with the only major hick-up being that the local schools in this area do a 'Rock Challenge' competition so we are missing a few of our star players so to speak! This has left us a wee bit short of staff for Castle Howard on the Sunday & the County YFC Rally on Saturday. Not to worry though, l've roped sister-in-law in to do some scooping & along with 'little ed' who is no longer little ed; we should be fine........ Looking at the task list l think we must be mad, it certainly ain't any easier than farming & you have to smile at all times!


Looking out of the office window the sun is still shinning so it looks as though we'll be busy today, yesterday was as well surprisingly, especially as it was football cup thingy. The tardis, as we call the ice cream wagon, is booked in for the RDA ride at Sledemere House today. They should have a good day & be well supported. Oh what fun - never a dull moment here!
Ah, he's up. l hear the shower's on so he's organised.
**My computer crashed whilst writing this & l have had to reset some of the settings.**

10 comments:

Cait O'Connor said...

Your ice cream looks really good. (I tried to comment earlier but couldn't). Hope you have a successful day. (Reminds me of the Archers this making of ice cream).
Caitx

Pondside said...

Yummy new flavor!! Muddy, if I was near I'd volunteer to come and scoop for you!
The Great Dane worked his way through high school working in a dairy. The kids now better than to make any comment of a dairy product in his presence, as it invariably leads to a lecture on pasturization, making ice cream, what's in a creamsicle etc etc. He was a teenager and I'm sure if his dad were alive he'd have some stories to tell about TGD's effectiveness as a dairy man!

Blossomcottage said...

I just love real ice cream, yours sound fantastic.
Blossom

Julie said...

oh i bet thats lovley wouldnt mind trying that xx jep

The Country Craft Angel said...

Oooo, that ice-cream does look delicious. Really admire what you do.

warm wishes

mutterings and meanderings said...

I suppose people are more painful to deal with at Easter because it's the first Bank Hol... by the time we get to Whit, we're on to the third (and second one in almost as many weeks) so people are - like the ice cream - a tad more chilled ;)

Grouse said...

In answer to your question- we used ride the railway track- it was great for a good old gallop!

Castle Howard! Spent hours fishing there with my Pa!

Milkmaid said...

You've silaged, beaten us, should be mowing tomorrow, I'll feel better when it's done, we've a busy week ahead too

Suffolkmum said...

I always get the most incredible ice-cream cravings when reading your blogs - they should come with a warning! I think you're probably right,peple are prob. more relaxed at Whitsun.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Silage here in June (I think). Your place sounds a hype of activity. Any chance you could send some of that scrumptious sounding icecream up here?! Nothing wrong with the local produce but it's nice to have a change - & a bit of competition.

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