Some of you might remember that I've been spending a large amount of time typing my old family diaries covering the time period between 1869 and 1943. Book one (called 'Self Doing Naught') was published in 2010 and was approximately 450 pages long. It was the diary of my great-great grandfather. After that I started typing the diaries of his son (my great uncle). I had the first of those books ('Did Little But The Chores') published earlier this year (although it was actually ready for publication a year ago) and it came in at 500 pages. Phew!
Well, the excitement on the weekend was that I put the last piece of type into those books and now 'Did Little But The Chores - Volume Two' is ready to send off to the publisher. It was 'only' 340 pages in length!! Approximately seven years of my life - a labour of love from start to end. I will miss my daily immersion in farming life of days gone by, but am so happy that I have finished the project. Guess what - now I have more time to stitch!!
In order to make this post a little bit interesting with a picture, how about I show you what the resident cook (not moi!!!) made for supper last night?
These are garlic-stuffed potatoes - done in the slow cooker.
oooh boy - were they ever good!!!
Today your quote is from A. A. Milne: "What is say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow"