I often find the jump forward into spring with the hour on the clocks tortuous to adjust to, as it leaves me drained of energy and having to wake up in the dark again. Well I have found a solution. Organise a party where you have to get up at 5.30am to turn on the oven so that the 13kg shoulder of pork will be cooked in time for the guests. It worked a treat, I even managed to beat the cats up, who usually spend the hour before dawn walking up and down me, purring and kneading, if I have made the unfortunate mistake of leaving them in that night.
By the end of Sunday I was quite tired fell into bed and slept through till morning. An unusual event for me. Granted it was assisted by far too many bubbles so I woke the following day feeling a little fragile but ready to face the world of Spring and was met by something resembling the picture below.
The pile of washing in the kitchen was not a lot better for my fragile head, the outside weather was not helping and number 3 was off school with a nasty cold. Thank goodness for today, Wednesday, so I can tackle what is probably 7 loads of washing, hopefully not lock myself in the butchery toilet again, do the usual drive here there and everywhere with girls in tow and transform photo one into photo two....... well at least in my dreams.
Happy Easter for next weekend
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area