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Joining the Herd

primrosesGiGi & Foxy wanted to stay indoors yesterday and so, I decided to head out on my own. I took a lovely six mile stroll around the countryside and happened upon a field full of wild primroses.

So, I wandered in to have a little munch, they were so sweet and delicate, they tasted of sunshine and Spring.

I walked through the field, grazing as I went and then meandered down to the stream. I came across a small herd of cattle and decided to join them for awhile.

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We drank, chattered, rested by the stream and took in the beautiful day and the fresh country air. They even invited me back to their barn for a spot of tea. It was delightful.

A Walk in the Country

image (2)The rain that was pouring when we arrived subsided early in the morning and we got to spend our first real day in nothing but sunshine! It was still very windy, it made my fur ruffle, but it was lovely nonetheless!

We got up yesterday morning and Gigi went to work making everyone breakfast from the breakfast basket in the cottage. We had fresh local bread and bacon with scrambled eggs, it was heavenly.

After breakfast we got ready, put on our wellies and headed out. I wanted to do one of my favorite walks. It is the long way round to the pub, but on the way, you pass fields you can cut through, an adorable village hall, a charming stream, an old church that has been there since medieval times and lots of farms and fairytale-sque cottages.

village hallWellies on and bundled up, we headed out across the fields with the mud sticking to our boots, we soon washed that off in a huge puddle and headed for the hall. It was just as I had remembered it from the Summer. Quaint. From there is was down the stream and across the fields to walk the tree lined avenue up to the church.

It was still decorated for Easter with brownware pottery vases that hung off the pews filled with wild flowers and daffodils! I sat down by my favorite stained glass window in there and in the cool of the church and the silence, I just reflected.

stained glassWe moved on after that heading back down the avenue but this time walking under the old gatehouse and came across a field with a big fat pheasant in there, who just studied us, while we gazed at him.

Next through the storybook village, where people sell their fresh jam, eggs and vegetables from their doorsteps and then on to the pub.

After such a long walk, I was ready for a pint! It is a local pub with a good micro brewery attached and I was more than ready for my favorite ale from them, however, “Lovely’s Fair” was not in season, so we tried a pint of “Stella”, a single hop pale ale that had a little bite at the end, but went wonderfully with my sausage and mash. Our bellies were full, my whiskers were covered in gravy, so Gigi helped me clean them.

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We headed out to go home and cut by one of the big farms, their paddocks full of new mamas and baby lambs, all running around soft and fuzzy looking. Their little lambikin ears sticking out and raising up as we spoke to them, adorable! We took the long way home to enjoy a bit more of the countryside views.

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We spent the evening, listening to music, dancing around and staying cozy by our little fire. We all went to bed deliciously happy as our lungs were filled with country air, our bellies filled with good food and our hearts filled with the love of life and good company!

Gnome by the Fire

Hanging Out

I hope that you all had a lovely Easter? We did, although it didn’t feel much like an Easter Sunday in the South, as we were cold and rainy in our neck of the woods!

I am going to take a break here for a little bit and enjoy the rest of my Easter Holiday with Mr. Michie.

While, I am out and about hanging out with him, Goose Girl & Foxy have kindly agreed to take over for me and they will be posting in my absence.

Have a wonderful, wonderful week and I will see y’all in a few days….

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P.S. GiGi has informed that she was up early with the chickens and has already put up a small post, click the image below to go to their site!

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A Hot Cup of Chocolate

Last night, we arrived at our little cottage in Sudbury and it was bitterly cold. The rain whipped all around the house and the wind shook the windows. While Foxy went to collect a bucket of coal and some logs to start a fire with, I worked on making everyone a hot cup of chocolate.

We all sat by the fire, drank our hot chocolate, ate popcorn and played scrabble. Foxy won, but only by a whisker!

Today, the rain has gone, the sky is clear, the sun is beaming down on us, the chickens are running around outside and we are going out to see what adventures we can get up to next!

Rose Hot Chocolate

It was delicious!

Easter Time Rag

Goose Girl and I worked very hard this year getting the farm ready for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We hid eggs filled with candy surprises all over the farm with a giant gold foil wrapped bunny hidden in a very secret hiding place for one lucky person to find.

The winner of that prize was Molly Moo, she found it just where I had nestled it, in a tree hollow that was slightly covered by daffodils. If she hadn’t had stopped to munch on the daffodils she would not have seen the gold wrapper shimmering at her.

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We had so much fun, a huge turnout, more than we expected! We almost ran out of the sugar cookies Goose Girl made. She cut them into chicks and bunny and egg shapes and decorated them with pastel colored icing and sprinkles, they were very festive!

She laid them out onto platters that rested on tables covered with gingham fabric and decorated with mason jars of spring flowers and giant pitchers of fresh lemonade. That way all the adventurous Easter egg hunters had something to snack on and quench their thirst with after they had worked so hard filling their Easter baskets.

I decided I would make a mini film about some of the Easter preparations that we got up to. This was my first attempt at making a film, it is a little rough here and there, but I am pretty proud of it! We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Easter!

Easter Time Rag from Jennifer Michie on Vimeo.

Easter Time Rag

Goose Girl & Foxy have been busy getting ready for their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the farm cottage and they sent me a little video on what they have been working on.

I didn’t think it was too bad for Foxy’s first attempt at filming!

Enjoy!

P.S. Foxy has shared with me that he has done an entire write up of the event over on their blog that he will post on Easter Sunday. So please head over there and check it out. He was almost done writing it and planned to put it up today along with some images, but his typewriter ran out of ribbon, so he took himself off to the store to procure some more. He likes working on a typewriter, he is old-fashioned like that…The Adventures of Goose Girl & Foxy

(P.S.S. You can click on the video to watch it on a bigger screen)

 

Easter Time Rag from Jennifer Michie on Vimeo.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

One of my St. Patrick’s Day traditions, is to watch this movie! It doesn’t get better than this! Sean Connery singing, leprechauns, the Irish countryside, the banshee, the fiddle playing…Darby O’Gill and the Little People, is always worth a watch!

I wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And hope that good fortune comes your way today!

Goose Girl & Foxy have been busy today too, be sure to check on them:

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