Monday, June 04, 2012

60 Years + a Archie and Winston Update

Not me - at least not yet. As I sit here knitting, knitting, knitting, I keep thinking about all the fun parties going on across the pond for Queen Elizabeth's big celebration. Yes, I am a bit of an anglophile and have visited many times. I've got a bit of Scottish and English heritage too although those traditions were not something that really were passed down to my generation. It's hard to believe Queen Elizabeth has been doing the same job for such a long time. Do you think you could stick to the same thing for that long?

Here's a video on the handmade crowns in Harrod's window. Thanks Kieren for the link. 

I've been watching some British movies to celebrate since I do not have BBC nor CNN. Wish there was some coverage on the regular channels. Yesterday I watched Cold Comfort Farm and today I'm watching Elizabeth with Kate Blanchette. This afternoon I'll talk to our Romney sheep about the Queen's Big Day.... after all they originated from the Romney Marsh. With all the rain we are having, it is a good choice for our farm as their feet are not as prone to foot rot as other breeds.

Saw this post on "Eat Like a Girl" and now I am intrigued with "Sheep's Curd Tart." Does anyone know what it is?

Thank you everyone for thinking of Julia and sending your kind notes. She has finally recovered from her stomach thing and tests did not reveal anything. She is back to school and regular food. Glad that is over. 

I'll leave you with some photos of Archie and Winston. They too have recovered from their neutering event and big adventure to the vet. What a day that was. It was pouring down rain and we had to catch two 100 pound dogs who have never left the sheep pasture, get them into my SUV and then to the vet. It took 45 minutes, lots of chasing and bribing with treats. We finally used the temporary sheep fence to corral them and then The Farmer lifted them into the truck. We arrived at the vet and couldn't get them out of the truck. Seriously, if you were them, would you go inside a building if you had never been in a house? They were soaked and I can only imagine the comments as they were operated on. We picked them up that night and boy, were they happy to be back with their sheep, if a little weary. It's been about 3 weeks now and the nasty fighting seems to be subsiding somewhat.

Back to the knitting. Good day everyone.


Kieren Dutcher said...

Thanks, Kristin! I always get so many viewers when you link to my site!
One of our favorite British movies is Withnail & I.(might need to edit for your daughter, lots of swearing, but o so funny).
I can't believe how huge your pups are now, wow!

Auntie Shan said...

I had wondered if you had caught any of the Thames Flotilla on TV yesterday. My mother had taped most of it, I just saw the tailend. -- The usual RAINY Weather there!!

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You might find something of interest.


Charlene said...

Sheep's curd tart seems very quiche-y to me. Must be made with what we would consider a sheep's milk cottage cheese.

sally said...

I'm so glad to hear Julia is feeling better. And long live HRH.

Elaine said...

I'll bet Jane Brocket knows what sheep curd tart is and how to make it!! Drop her a line and let us all know.
I do love the history of England and reading about it and watching programs on TV about it. Everything there seems so much more exciting than here but it's probably the same grind everywhere except that they've been at it a lot longer than us. God save the Queen.
The boys are so handsome.
Special thoughts and blessings for dear Julia.

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Glad to hear that Julia is well now and that those boys of yours are settling down!

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