Life at the end of the road

March 27, 2022

It’s gonna be a peach :-)

Filed under: daily doings, food, life off grid, pigs, weather — Tags: , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 9:01 am

A nice early night and a good long sleep had me waking up to a clear blue sky with no sign of the smoke that’s been lingering around Skye and Raasay for days. The ‘wall to wall’ sunshine promised for days has finally arrived Smile Dunno if the heath fires are actually out but I cannae smell any burnt heather and the smoke isn’t blocking the sun Surprised smile 


Must have been cold during the night right enough cos the seat on my quad is soaking wet but my wee cherry blossom is looking lovely.

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Yesterday was a pretty laid back day with the dugs and I walking over to Torran for breakfast number one and strong black coffee.

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The path being adorned by primroses that you don’t notice when speeding along on a quad Smile

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After vacuum packing the chorizo, sausages and straining the brawn that was still warm six hours after the five half heads had been boiling for four hours Surprised smile.


I headed round to the neighbours to see how they were getting on and also to ask if they’d seen the missing half a head Smile

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My old house and garden looking lovely in the spring sunshine. There was no sign of the missing half a head right enough but after another coffee I came away with a black pudding, some Arnish and Raasay sausages and a fine piece of haslet which I can’t wait to try.


A traditional Lincolnshire meat loaf, I’ve only ever had it when I lived in Lancashire over thirty years ago and have never seen or heard of it since.

Eagles everywhere

Then it was home to just potter about, cleaning the shed putting the boiler away and admiring the eagles soaring above my house.

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Perhaps they had found the missing half a head Smile

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So I went to check my ‘graveyard’ Smile still no sign of the AWOL head but there were plenty of eagles Surprised smile

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The Shiant Isles (centre image) have never looked so close.

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After that I turned my attention to the next major project on my list, fitting a whole new rear half chassis to the Disco Surprised smile I’ve have a few other things to deal with first but meanwhile I gave it a good spraying inside and out with underseal.

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Smoke from the Moll fire blocking out the sunset, a fresh one burning to the north,

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time to leave the dugs on my bed and head to Torran for dinner Winking smile


  1. Fabulous pics again, green with envy at the wonderful things you have to photograph up there. Delicious food after all your hard work too. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

    Comment by glenelgadventure — March 27, 2022 @ 9:33 am

  2. How do you go and loose half a head 🤣

    Comment by Matt — March 27, 2022 @ 9:58 am

    • That’s what we’re all wondering Pal, don’t even think the dugs could have had it away, it’s a mystery Matt 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 27, 2022 @ 10:06 am

  3. Most recipes for haslet use pork belly and liver; this one has a pork and beef mince mixture:

    I’ve made that a couple of times using using readymix mince from Aldi and it’s been tidy. Need enough breadcrumbs to make it taste real 🙂

    Expect the one in your photo is as good as it looks.

    Comment by San — March 27, 2022 @ 7:10 pm

    • Aye San looks like plenty of scope for tweaking haslet recipes 😉

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 30, 2022 @ 7:58 am

  4. Looking forward to the fitting of the half chassis. I have vague memories of helping my father fit a rear cross member to his series 2 Landrover some 40 years ago. That was relatively straightforward though compared to the work you may have to do.

    Comment by Andy — March 28, 2022 @ 8:51 am

    • Aye Andy, looking forward to the Disco chassis meself 😉

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — March 30, 2022 @ 7:56 am

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