Friday, 30 January 2009

Crutching........

We have had some days shearing and crutching happening around here over the last week or 2...........Crutching is when you shear the wool from around the butt of the sheep and
also around their face...........usually do it leading up to shearing........
....although I don't feed the shearers I do have to feed my boys and when
they are working in the shed they eats lots..........

....I made 80 of these chocolate chip biscuits (did take a few to work - yummo) and 6 dozen patty cakes last week.......yesterday I made 4 dozen muffin size patty cakes (managed to freeze 2 dozen for lunch boxes.........today I made scones for morning tea for all.....yes I take the jam and the whipped cream to the shed and the scones are piping hot straight out of the oven when I head down........after that I came home and made and banana cake up but it was so hot I made them into muffins so the cooking time was a lot less and I could turn the oven off and the air con on.........

.........take care til next time.............
.......Chookyblue..........

PS if you want the biscuit, patty cakes or banana cake recipes let me know..........

13 comments:

  1. You're a machine Donna. You never stop.

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  2. Those would go beautifully with my morning cup of tea. I noticed you changed up your block appearance. :o)

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  3. I would love to have all of the recipes!!! Sounds great!!!

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  4. My,My. You have certainly been busy. When I first saw the title of this post, I was afraid you were going to say that you had an accident and had to use crutches. Glad I got it wrong! I don't know what a patty cake is. It is funny how we call the same thing different names. Your biscuits are cookies to us. Have a great day, or night as the case may be....
    TTFN....Lilly

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  5. Tell me more, do you begin with shearing these parts of the sheep or do you just shear these parts now?

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  6. I would also like the recipes. I learned something new today so thank you for crutching.

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  7. Oh Chooky, How have you been crutching in this heat. Have you got air con in your shed. Unreal???lol

    And I would love your recipes. That would be great before the girls go back to school.

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  8. Donna,cooking and crutching in that heat!. You have been busy!
    Hope it's cooler for you today..
    Julia ♥

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  9. My god I am exhausted just reading about all that cooking.

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  10. The cooking looks so yummy. I popped over to the scone blog and now I am sooo hungry. Did you make the jam as well? I too would love the recipes. Thanks for all the great blogs and of course my calendar.
    Shelley

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  11. I'd love the recipes too, perfect for lunch boxes hope its cooled down.

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  12. Wow! so much to do in this heat have you had the over 40 days? Your cooking looks delish I would love a copy of your recipes.... I love sharing recipes... good idea making the banana cake into muffin size they probably go further.... have a happy day

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  13. Ugh, crutching. When I was a shedhand we got an extra 50C an hour as a kind of danger money when it was crutching. It didn't really make it any easier, but biscuits might have helped.

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