The Good Life theme in the Drane household continues apace. This weekend my husband is off to view piglets with a view to buying two of them. He and friends of ours are going to keep them at another friend’s place who has a field beside her house.
I have to confess when the idea was first muted to me I wasn’t best pleased. Husband had been at the drama coffee morning. Yet again he is taking a lead role in the St Boswells drama which takes place from the 16th to the 18th March. He came home and announced that we were getting pigs. My first thought was to remember not to send him out on his own in the village again. My next was how was he going to get the time to do this? He caught me at a bad time. At this stage of the year my husband is either working or at the drama and as this year he has added training for the Etape (cycling race in Perthshire) to this we have hardly seen him recently. Now we all know in the house that when I get fed up with drama it means that the end is in sight as it’s the same every year. At first I like having the TV control to myself and sit and watch all the stuff I love and he hates but by now that novelty has worn off and I want my husband back. Anyway my second thought was how was he going to manage it time wise. And the third thought was I would have thought he would have learnt by now not to bring things back to me as a done deal. It’s a equal relationship so surely this is up for discussion before it’s a done deal? So much to the amusement of family staying with us we had one of our famous “discussions”.
And yes I gave in didn’t I? Well he won me round with his argument that he might not get this opportunity again, we are sharing it with friends and I have to confess Pork is my favourite meat so had it been a Cow I might not have given in so easily. Plus it has occurred to me that this co-operative experiment will mean that he will have to be home more so that makes us all happy. Finally we have agreed that it’s his project with help from me just like the dog was my project.
So this weekend we go to choose two pigs and they should be with us shortly so come late summer we may be able to truly eat locally especially if we grow lots of vegetables this year.
On the shop local front bigger expense today. My colleague’s mum has made me marmalade it’s up there with risotto as my comfort food. So I had gone to buy some bread and found myself buying a few bits and pieces as well but all stuff that we need. Well you don’t actually need ice cream do you? But small comforts, small comforts.
So some time soon my husband’s pig project commences so watch this space. In case you think I gave in too easily for the females out there don’t worry I am keeping that card up my sleeve for use at a later date. And for you men out there women like discussion not done deals! Or am I alone in that?