|Cauliflower beginning to set.|
Hi folks - time to settle down for a bit of a yak and gossip from around the traps.
Well, the cauliflowers are beginning to set, we have flowers about to bloom on the early tomato bushes, the pullets are quickly turning into hens (four eggs a day now) and the Kent pumpkins seeds have sprouted. These are all signs that spring is on the horizon for sure.
Here in Australia our winters are rarely snowy (except for certain small sections of the continent) but just cold and wet in the south and cold and dry in the east and west (generalisations I know). There is that ever-present lazy breeze - lazy, because it does not bother blowing around you....instead it just blows straight through you.
|Dried pumpkins seeds ready to plant a couple of weeks ago.|
|A couple of weeks in the sun in|
moist soil - Kent pumpkins seeds
Today was a perfect Aussie winter's day .....minus 1 at sunrise and topping at 13 degrees C at 2pm. Sunny and cloudless all day and only the faintest of breezes. Today we brought Mother-in-law home from hospital after a nasty fall a few days ago - thankfully no broken bones. Old age is not a crime, but goodness me, it certainly is no joke. She gave me a list of items to fetch from the shops and upon my return I was quite 'chuffed' as she quietly checked the docket and said "My, my! You certainly are a great shopper"....2 or 3 years ago that would never have been the case.
|Hens on the roam....|
I scored a beautiful wool-rich coat recently for 50% off - it will last me a lifetime as it is so nicely constructed. In other news, the Kombucha continues to be brewed weekly, yoghurt continues to be batched up weekly and as the hens increase their daily egg production we find ourselves thinking about new ways to commit to cooking so many eggs. I love the humble egg - such a neat form of daily protein.
I have been doing a bit of self-examination and have come to the conclusion that I am very future-driven. Whilst this is great for forward planning and getting things done, it is not very good for stopping and celebrating wins, enjoying the moment, nurturing contentment or going slow....I guess self-awareness is the first step in addressing this character flaw. Time for me to start just being in the moment more fully.
Have a great rest-of-the-weekend folks. Take care and stay nice now, won't you all?