Muddyboots

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

Monday, 18 February 2008

Back to School

Yippee, back to normal, half term in the East Riding has come and gone, shooting past like a ship in the dark. Normally a this time of year, trade is what you would call steady,[ but, when is anything 'normal ' anymore?]. We have been really busy, more akin to say August? Well, l tell a smallish fib, it is not only us who have been busy, all along the coast, floods of people, sensiblely dressed, gloves, hats scarves etc, have been descending on the Yorkshire Coast en mass. Take Bridlington, for example, grid locked on the past two Sundays! No parking spaces to be had anywhere. Pirate Bill doing trips around the Bay. Ice cream sales taking an early upturn.

The weather has been superb. Brilliant blue skies and glorious sunshine with hard crisp frosts at night, for the whole week, well except Thursday when sea fret rolled in off the North Sea, keeping everyone at home. Customers have been enjoying the footpath, though we are having problems with a family with quad bikes that seem to think that chasing up and down a 'footpath', knocking people hither and thither is great fun. Unfortunately, you see, the fence has been damaged and broken due to the high tide crashing over the cliff top, sending fence posts into orbit. The wet weather, until now, has meant that we have been unable to get down in the JCB to repair the damage, replacing fence posts and wire. Today is the day to rectify the break!

This week we are taking a break from ice cream production due to upgrade our machinery, stainless steel pipes seem to be strewn everywhere! Cables, plastic wrapping, oh the place looks a mess.

Did l mention the new flavour? Well, it's rhubarb and ginger, and is going down a storm, with both ice cream scoop sales & wholesale customers [and me] enjoying the new treat

So what else? Still attacking the old paperwork, hope to meet a certain Mr G Ramsey at the opening of the new, revamped ...Bridlington Spa Theatre........... WOW!

9 comments:

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Rhubarb and ginger . . .wow . . . big thumbs up - one of my favourite flavours is ginger cake and stewed rhubarb and custard . . .have to say I would rather have the warm taste of this at the moment than ice cream in the frost. Good luck with your refurb and hope you get the quad bikers sorted out . . . why is it that the minority spoil it for the majority and don't 'get it'.

Sounds of revving chainsaw . . .need a hand . . . .

lampworkbeader said...

I bet your 'walk to the beach' is absolutely lovely. I wish I lived a bit nearer.

Pondside said...

As always, a really good read! I enjoyed visiting the footpath and the west coast. Too bad about the people with quads - we have the same problem with a path behind our place - I often strew deadfall across the path to make it less attractive and that seems to work, as I can't put a fence up.
I love the thought of your new flavour!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Sorry thumbs down to rhubarb ang giner, now if it was just rhubarb or just ginger I would give it a try!! What you need for the quad bikes are soem good strong french roofing crochets, we have lost several landrover tyres thanks to them after kids were a bit too generous with strewing them aroudn the yard! Shall I send you some!

Inthemud said...

Back to school?? We're only just startingh half term here, it';s so confusing.

Love the sound og Rhubarb and Ginger! Well anything thing with ginger in............

elizabethm said...

Yum, rhubarb and ginger icecream! I love all three of these, by themselves or in combination so this sounds fab. Best of luck with the paperwork. Sometimes when I am thinking of what to do next I wonder if I should set up purplecoo accounting service!

Grouse said...

My family have now sampled all the icecreams you sent me home with and you have the thumbs up for all of them- very creamy was the verdict!

Sally's Chateau said...

I visit this blog simply to gaze at the pics of your scrummy ice cream, half term has just started here ......

Pondside said...

Mr Moo's is on my ever-longer list of things to experience when I visit the UK. Imagine my surprise when I was on holiday in Las Vegas - while waiting to be served at a well-known ice cream chain counter I chatted with a woman from the UK. She knew Mr Moo's and said "You'd love it!" Can't wait.....

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