Sunday, July 5, 2015

Reading!

Hi there

Yep, been ages, been lots happening in this life of mine, but I at least don't feel bad not being here on this blog every day or every other day, as I told myself when I first started this blog, it was a place I could come and go whenever I felt there was time and I felt that I needed to write something..

At present if you follow me on my other blog HERE, then you will most likely know that I am currently on leave from work looking after my poor Mum who took a fall and broke her right wrist, sadly she is right handed, so of course she needs all the help she can until back on track again..

So being back at home on the farm has had some benefits, I miss being here at times, the quietness that surrounds me and not hearing the traffic, barking dogs, music blarring and lots of other things that seem to happen when you live in a town, this has been rather welcoming..the cons of being here, Mum, love her as I do, she is a person that usually never sits still, she wants things done like yesterday and at times has me running around all day long LOL, I also am missing my boys and seem to only get to spend one day a week with them both, so this at time is tough, but I cherish every moment we get..

I am enjoying time spent with Mum and I know that I will look back and know I made the right decision to help her out and spend the time making sure she was healed properly..

In having time at the farm there are some moments where we both sit in the sun on the front verandah and so I have been looking for something to read, my friend Teresa shared news with me that the new Grey's book was out..

I know this series was not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and so when I found out the writer of the originals was writing the book now in Christian Grey's eyes then I was happy to download and read..I am almost finished and I still find this book a great read as much as the originals..



Anyone else reading or read this? Would love to hear what you thought..

I will leave you with a beautiful capture of my Mum and our newest family member Bentley, as most of you know we lost our dearest boy Roly last year and it broke our hearts, but we have opened our lives and hearts to a new little one and one that is keeping us on our toes LOL...he is very loving and I just know as he grows he will continue to be more and more nurturing..



Will be back soon..




Thursday, January 15, 2015

Summer Garden Crops!

Hello

Finally, time to leave some love on this blog again...

Summer is here full force at the cottage and so are my plants...

Just before Christmas I planted 2 tomatoes in a pot and have watched these grow and grow, they have gone from little babies to large plants that are now fruiting..




Each day I go and look to see if I see any colour changes on the tomatoes and I am still waiting patiently for the day I get to pick my own and know exactly where it has come from, when I cook my meals, the bounty these plants will give will be so good and I cannot wait to do this again this year..



The Basil below the tomatoes have served as 2 purposes, one as a deterrent to insects that attack these bushes, but has also given me not just the beautiful fresh smell of Summer but added texture and taste in my meals...some of the plants have almost gone to seed, so I have had to break off the stems in order to keep in flourishing..

One more thing that is flourishing in the kitchen garden, is my Italian Parsley, it is jumping out of the pot, to think the tiny 2 plants I planted has become so large, it is almost too hard to keep up, so nice on salads...




My hanging pots have almost seen the best of their days, so in the next week, it will be time for a hair cut and good feed to hopefully get one last burst from them, but they really have been a colourful spot on our back patio..



The kitchen garden is really making me want a much larger vege patch this year and I think I may need to do some sweet talking to the other half to see if we can :)



Where ever you are, remember there are always ways that you can grow your own and know that getting back to basics of knowing where your food comes is so rewarding..