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

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Planning ahead

The weather forecast for the past few days has been dire, but here the sun has remained shining and the sky blue, OK we have had the odd little shower but nothing like forecast, our own little micro climate perhaps?

With the clocks changing tomorrow and the start of a new month on Wednesday, we revert to our Summer Opening hours; open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm. Already the season seems to be starting early and in all seriousness looking at the increase in footfall, l am in need of a seasonal, part-time cake baker / cook, Jenny our secret weapon, is now back in the ice cream production room four days a week with Harry making loads of Mr Moo's wonderful ice cream so is now unable to produce such exquisite, delectable delights as florentine slice, flapjacks whilst her bakewell tart is just to die for. Perhaps l could clone her?

PS, who has been on maternity leave returns to the fold at the beginning of May, I just hope that Dan-the-Man, returning from Leeds Uni for the Easter Holidays, has been doing lots of stamina building exercises in preparation for the lunch time onslaught! I think in a previous life he must have been a fighter pilot, always calm no matter how stressful it gets in the kitchen!

This season we have added some new ice cream sundae creations to go along with the Cowpat & Mega Moo, we are intending to hold the sundae prices the same as last year, what with the credit crunch and all that. Interestingly, we have noticed a strong upturn in sales of ice cream cones, especially the more luxurious ones, you know, the chocolate dipped waffle cones as well as the dipped cones dunked in chocolate sprinkles. Wonder if that will be the trend for the coming summer?

Always one to be aware of the new trends, Mr Moo has become a tweet, being part of the strange phenomena that is twitter. It is slightly weird, but then don't we live in a strange world anyway?


Un Peu Loufoque said...

I joined twiter but have no idea what on earth to do with you youhad better send me lessons ( possibly concealed inside an icecream sundae?)

Pondside said...

It sounds like you'll be in for a bumper season. I think it's like that all over. People are staying close to home and enjoying the things that are in their backyards. I'm off to google Florentine Slice, as the name is very tempting.

lampworkbeader said...

Ah If only I lived nearer, sigh! I could just manage a bracing walk to the beach and followed closely by an ice cream sundae

Calico Kate said...

Really hope you have a good season Muddie. Good luck, everything sounds delicious.

Frances said...

Every time I read one of your blogs and see more of those ice cream photos, my despair grows. I really, really do hope to get to sample those treats one of these days.

Best wishes for a fabulous spring season! xo

ChrisH said...

Oh, so not fair! I've been raiding the cupboards and freezer for something scrumptious and there's nothing there!

laurie said...

oh my that all looks so good! especially the top photo. wow.

i think pondside is right that people are staying closer to home and having little indulgences. hopefully that will prove beneficial to you.

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