Muddyboots

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Saturday, 14 February 2009

Dogs, Holidays and caramel shortcake






The dogs are howling outside the back dog just begging to go walkies, down to the beach, it's not that they HAVE to go out right at this precise moment, it is that they know l am in the office and a mere hurling themselves at the back door possibly isn't gaining my attention quickly enough. " OK you horrid lot, l WILL be out in a moment but first...."!

My dogs are a bit like me really, loud and unruly though l do not have a penchant for eating well rotten raw rabbit, l leave that to dear Gordon, such a wonderful dog all looks and no brains, the canine version of a male bimbo l guess. Now Lucy-Piglet is more like, well an utter nutter really. She has had 3 close shaves with the grim reaper and is still here to terrify scrap men and any other suspicious looking characters found lurking around the farm. The pair are well trained, they see wellies and coats plus the reaching up for dog leads as the red light to get ready to erupt out of the veranda door and leap down the drive, heading for the farm track hoping to terrify some poor unsuspecting animal to death.

This weekend sees the start of half term, here in the East Riding, so Jenny , our demon baker, is busy in the kitchen, so far we have plenty of florentine slices, crispy doodles and a mammoth bake of caramel shortcake which l reckon must be our biggest seller, we just seem to be constantly making it! Next week, as it's half term, Jenny & Harry will be making ice cream, loads of chocolate and frudge brownie flavour. Fun!



It's amazing, every year we seem to suddenly get into over drive mode about now, new customers making inquires, plans for the coming year and all that, so we should be all fighting fit after our mid winter breaks last month. Farmer and l managed to sneak a quick week sightseeing down the Nile, overloading on all thing Egyptian and ancient whilst Hazz spent 10 days in Nakiski, Alberta, skiing c/o Travis, KT & the team. So, we are now, de-jetlagged & raring to go...................


11 comments:

Pondside said...

Please just pack up a large slap of the Caramel Shortcake and send it right on over here.
Sounds like you'll have a busy time over there - how long is a half term break? Our kids get a week in March and four days at Easter.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It's not easy to get a break is it, we farmers don't have permission to do things like that!! The caramel shortcake sounds absolutely yummy. I love the stuff.

CJ xx

Mrs ElderBerry said...

what a busy time you seem to be having dear, l am so glad you enjoyed Egypt, perhaps you saw Humph when you were there?

Un Peu Loufoque said...

I think your dogs and ours are possibly related they are daft as brushes and thick as proverbial too!! Cold wind here and ben making buiscuits and heart shaped muffins this afternoon please send Jenny on her day off!!

ChrisH said...

Glad you've recharged your batteries, hope you have a very successful half-term. ( I do love Lucy-Piglet's name!)

laurie said...

i am very glad to hear that lucy-piglet is still doing well and terrorizing everyone. excellent!

and i'll take some caramel shortcake too. i'll send you some of the cupcakes i made this morning, in return.

mountainear said...

Hope you are re-energised after your Egyptian trip - lucky you. Did you miss all the beastly weather at home?

seashell cosmos said...

Oooo, Did you say caramel shortcake? That'd go great with my coffee here. ;) lol. And those pups/doggies, bless their hearts. Love the beach photo from the 5th too, big surprise coming from me. And, lucky you-Egypt! Warm! Ahh. . . . warm weather. *sigh* ~take care

xoxo seashell

Frances said...

Love how you describe those dogs ... I can just see each of them as a distinct personality.

Love the very quick reference to a trip to Egypt. Wow! That must have been fabulous.

However, like others who have already commented, what really caught my eye was ... caramel shortcake! I only know of strawberry shortcake, and have no direct experience with caramel shortcake. Obviously, I need to do some on site research.

xo

Arcadian Advocate said...

Did you mention the word holiday... mmm I guess I can dream!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Humble request...
Please compose a blogpost about your Egyptian adventure before you get too wrapped up in squeezing hard-earned money from your unsuspecting visitors. I dare you. In fact I double dare you.
Yours,
Mr East Yorkshire Pudding

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