We kicked off last week with Farmgirl's child care Christmas Party. It ticked all the boxes. There were things like red sausages and cupcakes. Santa came and everyone got a bag of lollies.
Santa arrived in our local fire ute.
|Practical Transport For Santa|
A ute is an excellent transport choice for Santa. Practical, all terrain and reliable. I know from personal experience that you can do lots of kilometres in a Landcruiser Ute, no worries at all. This a great feature if you are planning an around the world trip. A good ute is also a comfy choice. They even make ones with air con, which would be a handy extra if you were wearing a red, fur lined suit.
We have several more parties to come, including The Official Farm Christmas Dinner for all our staff. It will be held at a local restaurant. Then we will have my work party. Same restaurant. (It is only a little town...)
Our harvest is held up at the moment by the weather. There was a cool change and it rained yesterday It was a glass of red wine rain. When our crop is wet it can't be harvested. Today has dawned bright and clear however, so hopefully things will dry up quickly.
Fortunately the rain doesn't look to have done any damage. Many farms in NSW and Victoria have lost their entire crop to rain. This is a so sad. It is awful to get your crop so far into the season and then lose it (and any chance of a profit) right at the end.
|A Soggy Fence Post, On Our Currently Soggy Farm|
Farmgirl and I have been holed up in The Farmhouse so we don't get wet. To fill in time we made Ree Drummond's Chocolate Sheet Cake. It turned out beautifully. I wimped out on the icing though. I thought it would already be very rich. So I just dusted the top with icing sugar. Sorry Ree, I just couldn't do that much butter. It was still amazing though. I would recommend making this cake - let me know how the icing goes if you do.
|Ree Drummond's Sheet Cake, Minus Icing|
Enjoy your day everyone.