Our own very important food security at Prosperous Farm is being severely hampered by the poor conditions and inability to lift the onions. Last night’s supper was absolutely delicious – home-made Cornish pasties with everything in the traditional beef and vegetable pasties grown here except for the pastry flour. Jethro says he likes a challenge and that [the flour] will be addressed soon, however on account of the wet conditions I am not sure that this is the year to try out milling. We will have to see what the wheat quality is like.
I will probably now be prosecuted for using the name Cornish pasty since we do not live in Cornwall, but I feel safe in the knowledge that as they were for our own consumption we can call them what we like and all the evidence has been eaten. However a “Prosperous Pasty” doesn’t to my mind conjure up the same image of melt in the mouth pastry, succulent beef [that had been hung for 28 days] and tender juicy vegetables [straight from the garden], all seasoned with sea salt and ground black pepper [methinks Jethro could not supply the seasoning either, but he always was, and still is a resourceful lad] and served straight from the oven .
We do have progress to report in the bathroom lighting department however only as far as we now use a gas lamp! As you may now realise daily life at Prosperous Farm sometimes runs on a slightly different time zone compared to what the rest of the world is used to.