|The first incubated chickens|
We had friends come over for a BBQ on Saturday and that bought with it 4 extra adults and 4 extra kids. I just love watching kids up here running around and yelling with childish delight. There was some adult giggling when I just leaned over and picked up a lamb for the kids to pat as they are more than 1/2 my size now. The sheep do look rather impressive bolting up the hill straight at me when I call them.
As I was writing this the kids came to inform me that Hercules our lamb ram was stuck in a tree???? Earlier today I saw him walking around the front bush paddock, he had gotten off his tether and I thought I might just let him have a wander around, he is such a sook and wont go out of sight of either us or Billy the goat so I figured he would be OK. Well as usual when it comes to our animals I was wrong. I'm not sure why but he was trying to climb up a tree, I assume the leaves must be tasty. He had one of his back legs caught between 2 branches and was stuck. I had to lift him down but then he was limping, I can't see any damage and he keeps shacking it out so I am thinking maybe just pins and needles so we did a few laps around the house block to walk it off - crazy animal.
I thought today I would share our Christmas breakfast recipe with you. It is really easy to make, you throw it together the night before and put it in the fridge, then just put it in the oven in the morning. We put ours in just before we start with the pressie opening and by the time we are finished breakfast is hot and ready to be served.
250gms shredded Cheddar cheese
3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dry mustard
3 strips bacon, cut in half
Trim crusts from bread. Layer bread then cheese in bottom of greased 7 1/2 x 12 inch flat baking dish. Beat eggs and milk together and stir in the salt, pepper and mustard. Pour this over bread, cheese. Lay bacon on top. Refrigerate overnight. The next morning bake, uncovered, at 180 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
Remove from oven just after guests sit down. Otherwise, it may tend to sink. Tastes just as great, but doesn't look as glamorous. Serves 6.
I hope you will give it a try, its delish and so easy.
Well that's it for this week