Muddyboots

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

Friday, 25 May 2007

the weekend at last



Well it's here. The Bank Holiday is about to start. The roads since first thing have been full of swaying caravans & road hogging motor homes heading to the coast for the BIG ONE. Our CL site is full, & believe it or not, people are still ringing up at this late hour asking 'having ye go' u pitch dear?' NO, been full for months!


l think that we are now as ready as we are ever going to be. The ice cream is made, today, mint choc chip [white mint with chocolate mint crisp], the cakes baked, hams, roast beef & pork [for sarnis] are all cooked in anticipation of the Grand Rush. Only 1 hiccup. A big one. Little Ed can't work Sunday or Monday. *******. We are now l man down for Castle Howard on the Sunday & the same on Monday at Sewerby Hall, though, & it is a big THOUGH, if the forecast is as bad as the Beeb are saying Monday wont be a problem.



It's going to be an early start tomorrow with the 'tardis' having to be pitched at the Young Farmers Rally site by 7 am, why so early l have no idea. anyway, Harry & myself have just loaded it up with loads of chocolate ice cream, white & milk, plus a few other special requests, together with a large supply of double chocolate waffle cones. l know from experience that YFC members go for anything chocolaty in a big way. l have drawn the short straw . Muggins here will have to man the scoops until Kendal arrives at 11.30 after her driving lesson which means l will be somewhat late for lunchtime service. l'll need to get Masoud in a bit earlier to help P prep up the salads.


The caravan rally people are now all in place. This lot are really organised. They have a very large marquee running down the centre of the field, plus generator for the all night parties, then the vans are parked in a regimental fashion in long, very straight lines. Above the caravans on long bendy poles are brightly coloured billowing pennants displaying among others the white rose of Yorkshire, a royal standard and a scull & crossbones [?].

Ah, stop press...Sunday is saved LW has volunteered.


LW is the same age as Harry and headed off to uni in Leeds last autumn. l think she has really enjoyes being in the city & uni life, anyway she absolutely loves shows and James Martin in that order, so Sunday is saved.


Something always turns up, never any need to panic unless you see an iceberg heading your way!

12 comments:

Suffolkmum said...

Missed last night's so doing a quick catch up now. I get anxious reading your blogs, there is always such a sense of business and get-readiness (if you know what I mean!), and then the thought of the ice-cream always relaxes me! Love the sound of the mint choc-chip. This site is so much quicker than the other one, I'm loving having the time to read so many more, really enjoy yours.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Muddy Boots, I need to lie down after reading your posts...is it time to own up to your Class A drug habit? How else do you keep going? What exactly is in that ice-cream ;-)...

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

damn I was going to volunteer for castle howard!!

muddyboots said...

pig in the kitchen - adrenaline. if only l could bottle it,
that's why l blog 'cos it calms me down at the end of the day,

oh l drink a lot of espressos, machiatos, double small cappucinos, so it could be caffiene.

ChrisH said...

Good luck dear heart!

mutterings and meanderings said...

and breathe ...

Andres Carl Sena said...

the icebergs are melting so no real need to worry.

Pondside said...

Best wishes for a good weekend - tomorrow will, I'm sure, be a crazy day! I don't know how you do it all - and then write about it - but I'm glad that you do.
Has your staff member figured out where she's going in BC this summer? I'm ready with the travel advice!!

Milkmaid said...

Hope your weekend is going well and the YFC rally went off ok ours is next Sunday, I was your 1000th visitor to your profile page- do i get a free ice cream?

annakarenin said...

Reading your blog is torture and pleasure rolled into one as I love icecream and todays was my fav-mint choc chip. Been a while catching up but great seeing all the new pjhotos.

My friends dad restored an old Austen Seven when we were children and when I got married he drove me to church in it.

Thankfully my older two boys arn't inot football either and fingers crossed neither will the youngest as I too hate it. That silly sound that goes with it on the tele almost drives me demented. It is banned in this house, rugby fine football urggggh!!

Fennie said...

Oh where do you get the time, Muddyboots? I think you've solved the secret of making your days 30 hours long. Please tell the rest of us.

Posie Rosie said...

Wow, what a busy time you must be having, love chocolate chip ice cream.The sun hasn't stopped shining here, the forecast rain never appeared, hope it's been the same with you.

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