I had a really lovely time at the farm. I came home with a car full of flowers too. And yesterday was the first day of Spring!
Mum's garden was already full of flowers. The sun was shining so I was picking flowers and Mum and Chloe were too. Chloe was having friends over for dinner so she took bunches home to decorate her table. The lavender bush was covered as well.
Bunches of lavender take ages to pick but they are worth it. It was lovely just being out in the sun and in the garden.
I find many flowers last just ages and dry well so I can have my house full of big vases of flowers for weeks and I love it. What would all this cost from a florist!!?
I also picked a lot of Bay Leaves. I will hang them to dry today. Coming up I have a garden day to go to where everyone takes produce to swap. I thought I could take little bunches of these as part of my swap collection. Plus I want to dry lots to package up in cellophane bags to go into kitchen gifts at Christmas.
The sun was coming through the trees, it was just lovely.
I got to hold two baby Kangaroos. They are bottle fed orphans. They act like puppies and jump headfirst into pillowcases instead of their Mothers pouches!
On the way to the farm I stopped at two op shops and had pretty good luck! I got a lovely old bread knife which is something we needed (for $1)
Also four tops and two cardigans. A week or so ago I saw a top online that I just loved. I looked at the details and it was $170. Darn! One of my op shop tops is the same! I couldn't believe it! Not the same brand or anything just the same cut and shape. Very happy!
I also came home from the farm with eggs.
Earlier in the week I had made yoghurt, a dozen vegemite and cheese scrolls and two loaves of bread.
I hung up bunches of herbs from the garden to dry as I am re doing my herb pots for spring.
Many of my herbs I am just repotting, some I am dividing. Others I need to plant anew, like Basil.
I froze some yoghurt to use in cakes or muffins.
My shopping list had basically nothing on it (except milk) and so I was just shopping for the best deals. This meant I really had time to look around. To my amazement I found three packets of bacon for $1.30 each and 2 packets of salmon for $2.60 each. Both these were 80% off. I think the salmon had been $13 each. I froze the bacon and worked the salmon into the immediate menu plan. This week proved to me how much menu planning is making a difference. I am shocked at the difference actually! This weekend I need to work on my new menu plan. The further ahead I am the better it is I am finding.
So that was my week! I also need to sit and total up my Vicky Challenge but the habit of jotting down my savings makes this fairly easy in the end. I know it was a good week. I feel in a bit of a mess now as I have unpacking and washing to do!
I hope you had a great week. How did you build up your home, save and get ahead?
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xxx