When I very first published a photo of the view from our new house, someone asked me if we had a lake opposite and I said no, in the distance we have the River Conwy but no lake. Now I have to take that back .... we have a new lake. In encroaches on the fields directly across the road from us a little bit more each day and changes the landscape dramatically.
Unfortunately I do not have a boat or I could go for a little trip straight into Llanrwst and not have to take the car at all.
The chickens are hating this weather, I can almost see the reproach in their eyes, they have not had a single completely dry day since we got here,. The underneath of the henhouse is the most used area of their new Chicken World. This morning was so funny, they ran down the ramp when I opened up the henhouse at first light and then quickly did a U turn and went straight back underneath the house.
We have had a casualty since the move, one of the 'Gang' of Hylines decided she didn't want to live in this wild, wet world any longer and simply decided to die, chickens do this very easily ... if they don't want to live they just wont!! She is now buried with Archie with the rhubarb, and if we dig a hole we have to fill it fast before we end up with a little paddling pool such is the power of the rain.
I was asked for a picture of my finished loaf in the comments under yesterdays post so here it is.
I decided to make myself a nice little loaf in my 1lb loaf tin ...
... of course that meant I had half of the dough left over, so I made three pizza bases to pop into the freezer.
I debated whether to just pop the lumps of bread dough into the freezer as they were, but decided that three flat bases would take up less room and be ready to use directly from the freezer when we fancied a quick pizza. By the time I have got the toppings ready the dough will have started to thaw anyway being this thin,
Yesterdays lunch, homemade Leek and Potato soup and a slice of the loaf, lovely simple food and very in keeping with my new 'back to basics' mind-set.