the very first apples of our season
the ripeness test
new potatoes and a couple of beans
miss pepper's flower bed
nasturtiums catching the light
Hello lovely blog buddies, how are you?
I'm good. I started today, the 16th day of the new year reading a few pages of my book in bed. It's a school holidays luxury that I'm loving and will be sad to see the end of. It's such a gentle, quiet way to start the day. Lots of people do yoga first thing or go for a walk around the block - I like to read, I love it actually.
After breakfast we walked down to the orchard to check on the progress of some of the apples and cover one last row. And then we spent the rest of the morning putting up fences and planting the last of the tomatoes. Finally. Grow well and fruit abundantly my friends.
While I watered the tomatoes in, farmer Bren bandicooted some new potatoes which we cooked and then ate for lunch with butter and garlic and rosemary and salad. Best lunch ever!
After lunch we were both exhausted and slumped on the couch to watch an episode of a series. There was iced coffee and a bit of knitting involved too.
Once that was over we did a fire drill. We got in our fire clothes, closed the doors and curtains, grabbed the pets and our bug-out bags and headed down the hill to the cottage. Once there we ran around turning on sprinklers and doing the things we think we'd do if there was a bush-fire. It was good to run through it and we learnt a lot about how we'd do things differently next time. Like keeping the cat inside on fire danger days because she really did not want to co-operate and was completely freaked out by the cat carrier.
After that my Mum came and picked up some cucumbers, she's going to go and pickle them with my auntie the way my Nana used to and document the method so we can do it too.
Once she left I went out and picked a bowl of blackberries to make a cake, then we gave the girls their dinner and settled them outside to camp in the tent.
Which brings us to now, it's almost dark, my blog is almost written, and I'm thinking about having breakfast again for dinner. Muesli with cut-up stone fruit and some seeds and nuts. Yep, I think I will.
And then we'll probably watch another episode, shower and fall into bed. Then read. Then sleeeeeep.
So tell me sweet things, how did you spend the day?
What did you eat?
What dd you watch?
Who did you meet?
Catch you tomorrow.
PS Photo credit to farmer Bren for the one of me.