Here's what it looked like when we started cutting it down:
Well, the baking didn't end there. The Big Fella asked me to make some scones using the leftover buttermilk. I did a bad job of them though! Not enough liquid so I over mixed them and they came out pretty tough. Oh well! I guess I'll have to try again tomorrow :-D
And then we'd decided to make pies for dinner using some leftover beef roast that the Big Fella put through the mincer, mixed with some veges and leftover gravy. So I made the pastry and rolled it out and didn't think it was that great. They turned out yummy enough though - especially because the Big Fella made the filling quite delicious :-D
And then (because the day wasn't full enough already), the Big Fella went to work and the Little Big Fella and I went to our first local footy match. We rugged right up because it's starting to get a bit chilly around here at night (down to about 5 degrees C). He loved it! To start with he wasn't interested in anyone or anything else - he just wanted to sit down and watch the match. He was fully engrossed in it!
At half time he kind of realised that his friends were there and they had lollies so we went and bought one for him. We ended up finding our next door neighbours and the people who puppy-sat for us and spent the 2nd half of the game with them.
Besides being cold and needing our beanies, it was a good game! Our local guys played against the guys from the next town so there was some obvious rivalry in it. And our boys played well! There was one young fella who really booked it a few times and raced down the field! It was very exciting :-)
About 7 minutes before the end of the game the Little Big Fella started to get seriously tired so I bundled him onto my lap and hugged him and rocked him. When the game was over I had to carry him to the car - he was so tired! He was asleep by the time we got through the 3 minute drive home!
But then the puppies got all excited about us being home and woke him up a bit. They ended up coming inside and jumping all over the place and finished up on his bed with him. They definitely won't like it when they have to go out when I go to bed, but I guess them's the breaks when you're a dog!
So there goes another big, productive, fun day!
I'm finding it amazing that we're busier and much more social in this little town than we were before in a larger town. I think it has a fair bit to do with living with the Big Fella again, but I think it's also the flavour of this place too. On the one hand there's not much to do, but people have created a great community atmosphere and everyone joins in with what others are doing. I love it! It feels like the way community ought to be to me. Everyone living life together and helping one another through whatever happens.