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Happy Easter

April 2, 2010
April 2, 2010 - Happy Easter
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We need your help !

It’s nearly Easter and we have taken on two lovely kade lambs from a neighbouring farm. They are Mule sheep which can be seen in their hundreds around the Peak District and Derbyshire. The two girls, who are currently nameless, need an identity- let us have your suggestions for both girls. The current favourites are 'Tia and Maria'. David wanted to call them 'Mint and Sauce', but I overruled that one.

Tia Maria  & Ellliot
Tia Maria & Ellliot

Especially for Jackie from Brackendale Spa,  an avid reader of our blog, try this excellent last minute recipe below, passed down from my own mother:

EASTER BISCUITS RECIPE.

READ THROUGH COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING
Ingredients:
8oz flour
4oz butter
4oz caster sugar
½ tsp baking powder
1 free range egg from the girls
grated lemon rind
2oz currents
2 bottles wine

Uncork wine and sample to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the wine again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level glass and drink. Repeat. Get your hands dirty and rub butter into large floury bowl. Add slosh of suggar, table grated lemon rind, baking powder and currenty thingies. Take another slug of wine before dashing out to retrieve egg from nest box – oops, greasy fingers now covered in fluffy feathers.  Stagger back inside and qash feathers from fingers. Stylish carck egg with one hand just like TV shef.  Batter egg and scrunch mixture together with sticky fingers – lick off flingers to check quality. At this point it’s best to make sure the wine is still OK. Try another glass… Just in case.  Where is rolly spin? Rummage through cupboards leaving stickery prints.  Find roudny flutted cutter.

Sprinkle flour on floor, and rolly spinny - get ready to roll. Sample the wine to check for tonsisticity. Next, focus hard, and stab roudny flutted cutter threw rolly mix, as many times as passable. Sip the syruppy wine. Greash the oven. Flip flop biscuits onto baking stray, or whatever you can find. Turn the stray 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don’t forget to rush squishcuits with egg solk. Finally, tidy sup time, throw mixery bowl through the window. Finish the wine and wipe counter with the cat.

Stagger to nearest supermarket, find Easter Bunny and buy squishcuits.

Slappy Easter!

Felicity

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