Muddyboots

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

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Sunday, day of rest?



Sunday trading draws to a close & thankfully brings to an end the madness that is half term. The Gods have not been with us as far as the weather has been concerned. Cold squalls, sea fret & torrential downpours have greeted the holiday maker this year. Not good for the UK tourism industry. We have survived. It has been busy & what has been truly remarkable is that the visitors to the farm & ice cream parlour have been in good humour. Not too many unhappies which is a relief. l'm a firm believer that ice cream, no matter what the weather, makes you smile!


The new trickle of uni students are busy learning the art of coffee making & ice cream sundae scooping. We've 2 new ones, both guys, in fact most of our staff is male. l wonder if that is a trend for the 'new men'? Batista's & ice cream scoopers? It's funny how all the youngsters just love working here, it's almost like a 'club'. Loads of socialising whilst working hard & boy when the customers are queuing out of the door, they do work incredibly hard!


So June is now here. Don't you think that this year is positively flying past at break neck speed? l really don't know where the passing months have gone? I'm still on a high from my January holiday, well l can just about see my tan if l squint. In our farming life, the first week in June was always holiday time, once first cut silage & fertiliser had been spread on the grasses, now, holiday time no longer, we have to wait until September. My screen saver is set to slide show, so past holiday pics waft across when l'm stuck for words, luvely! Palm trees in February nothing like it!

9 comments:

The Country Craft Angel said...

Don't know how how I missed Friday's blog-I totally understand your fury!! My yorkshire backbone makes me rant about things I'm passionate about!!

I hadn't thought about half term from your point of view-of course it will be manic. Sounds like a good place to work though at your place and can see youngsters enjoying the 'crack' and a good working environment.

warm wishes

PS-If ever you do any Shropshire Shows you must let me know and I will come and see you.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Nice picture of your dinner party at the Taverna Agni. Which one is you? I know - is it that silver haired doll on the left? But you are right about holidays - they are like islands in our lives where we can breathe again before swimming to the next one. Sounds like business was brisk at the "Farmland" Theme Park today!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

This year has definitely flown. We'll be subjected to Christmas adverts before we know it! We usually take our hols early May after lambing or early November after harvest although hols seems a thing of the past. Get the violins out...

mutterings and meanderings said...

God, stop talking about time flying ... I've just blogged on that very subject!

Andres Carl Sena said...

ice cream does make you smile no matter the weather and if its cold outside, a shivering smile makes everything warm inside.

Suffolkmum said...

Yes this year seems to disappearing faster than ever.

KittyB said...

Not sure whether I'm sad I missed the Ryedale festival or not now. Sounds a bit hit and miss, but so may of these things are similar, our Dales one is just the same.

I bought some of the local choice milk in Cornwall, but we're lucky that we have the organic milk man here, so we know what we're getting and how much we're paying cos it's direct.

I'm ranting today too, about towns and counties being turned into brands by councils with too much money to spend on 'consultants'. I will blog later I hope.

Pondside said...

It's good to hear that the sun has finally come out for you and that you can see the sea. I hope your busy first week of June goes smoothly!

muddyboots said...

yorkshire pudding is dead right, Taverna Agni, Corfu.

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