Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
On the chicken front, the duck came off the nest yesterday so no ducklings from her I'm afraid. Bit of a shame but I had my doubts after we'd disturbed her, I'd rather she was safe than foxy loxys supper though. Plenty of time yet for little ducklings though, we have to live and learn from our mistakes!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
really groovy knicker discs........
a huge selection of gorgeous handmade cards......
and a fab covered notebook .
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Hasn't the weather just been superb, I can't remember the last Spring we had that has been this glorious, and by all means it's to last for the rest of the week, fingers crossed! We've even had to start watering the pots!
We managed to get a few things done outside, Gregg and Allan felled a tree on Friday morning, don't boys just love playing with chain saws and making lots of noise!
In between visitors I managed to get this made.....
........I have been looking forward to this moment for sooooooooooooooo long! This time last year we started off with 5 chickens, a cockerel and 2 geese. We now have a bit of a menagerie, producing loads of eggs and hopefully some little chicks soon. We have a couple of broody chooks so we're planning on setting them on some eggs this weekend, very exciting, as our attempts last year were a bit late in the day and didn't produce anything. We also have more interesting news on the poultry front but I'll keep that for tomorrow.
At last I have passed the "planning" stage of the veggie garden and have progressed to the "just get on with it" stage! I got my first lot of potatoes in yesterday, early Duke of Yorks, and planted sweetpea seeds, varieties "Matucana" and "Painted Lady". I also got a tub of basil seeds planted so that'll be interesting to see how they come along. Only about another 20 packets of seeds to go now..............
Hope you all enjoyed your Easter break too.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
I have always been a keen gardener, very much influenced by my grandmother, she had me weeding at a very early age! Both her and my grandfather were and still are great gardeners, but more about that in another post. It's only really now that I feel as if I'm getting to grips with the scale of our garden and that for once I seem to be organised in my seed planting! I sat last night and planned the veggie plot and read up on each vegetable that I'm intending to grow this year, at last I felt as if I was actually doing what I came here to do.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Gregg was getting on with the edging down the drive so hopefully we will soon be able to get some gravel delivered and get sowing some grass seed, at last we will have a presentable front garden instead of a mud bath!
Today, I popped down to the village to post a couple of parcels, I enjoy going to the post office as I generally always bump into someone I know. The service is dreadfully slow but I would be really sad if it was one of the rural post offices that is likely to be shut down. It is always busy, has a great selection of cards and has recently opened up a small gallery through the back. I presume this is another way for the post master to make a living from it so lets hope it works. Is this happening to your rural post office - is it likely to be closed?
Well it's far too nice a day to be stuck inside on the computer so I'm off outside to sit and do some work - hope you are all enjoying the great weather too.
3 medium eggs beaten
Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well after each addition.