Silver Creek Mountain Band have been around forever and now live in Cradock from where they tour around the country. Do yourself a favour and check out their website to see just how dedicated they are to damn good music and down to earth living – fabulous guys!
The children also had a great time running around, playing and at times listening to the music in fascination. So good to see teenagers also joining in and enjoying a day on the farm listening to music.
This darling little boy above, Matthew, was one of the children having a great day out on the farm - chasing chickens, pretending he was a warrior with a reed as his sword and generally being edibly cute!
We partied until rather late, although there were a few farmers who couldn’t resist a late afternoon kip once tummies were full and went home (you know who you are, you faders!).
And funny thing about the chickens – while we were setting up, they were fascinated with the activity and insisted on hopping onto every table, chair and lucerne bale checking what these foreign things were on their turf. Once the music started I imagine they were foot tapping under the bushes in between being chased by the youngsters. I told one of our little guests how the chickens were born in the basket of pot pourri in the dining room (check back a few blogs) and he is now pestering his mother to borrow the basket so he can also have some chicks ‘borned’ in it.
And I just can’t resist sharing a cupcake recipe with you – actually not so much the cupcake as the icing and decorating which Kate did. So pretty and quite a good look for a vintage style party or wedding. The ‘leaves’ are slices of green fig preserve with tiny fresh briar roses.
155g Caster sugar
1 1/2 t Baking pwder
150 ml Milk
- Preheat oven to 180 and line muffin tins with paper cases
- Beat together butter and sugar with an electric beater until pale and creamy
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
- Stir in flour and milk and spoon into cases
- Bake for 15 minutes until skewer comes out clean
- Take out of muffin pan and cool on a rack
- Ice when cool with vanilla flavoured butter icing and decorate
I make double quantities every time as they are delicious and get snapped up in no time at all.
Till next time when we have a look at some farming activities keeping farmers extremely busy at this time of the year.