We had two cars loaded up with all the last odds and ends. I still had all kinds of stuff in the cellar. I think I went up and down those stairs a hundred times!
There were a few potted plants and my garden angel and bird baths. Now they are home here. My angel is down under the trees down at the bottom of the yard.
The bird baths went under two low branches where lorikeets gather every night. I can't wait until they discover them and they become a busy place in the garden!
So back to the beginning. We had a fairly peaceful weekend here and I did some cooking getting ready for the Adelaide trip. I made carrot cake up as little cakes to take the girls.
I made another batch that was gluten free. And I iced the ones for the girls with yellow icing by special request from Harper.
The garden is really growing. I rescued some plants that came up out in the chook yard. Eight were obviously sweet corn and I guess the others were zucchini. My four little bantams didn't even eat them as the chook house is so big so I dug them up carefully and added them to the veggie patch!
I set up my spice cabinet. This took a while as it is a whole cupboard of its own.
I had a beautiful parcel from Jane in my mail box! She sent me all kinds of seeds from her garden!
She makes the envelopes herself and they are gorgeous! I will be planting lots of these seeds this afternoon. Also I thought this is a lovely gift idea for all the gardeners amongst us and a perfect gift for the mail! Thank you Jane!
Down in our little rabbit proof paddock there are three big old fruit trees.
They are pretty big trees.
Everyone has told me they don't fruit including the people who used to live here. But I noticed they all were covered in blossoms that is for sure! They were beautiful! So I went and had a close inspection. They are all covered in baby fruit!
So I think I have two types of pears...
And something else... ???
In Adelaide I got some bird netting. And one of the hoses we brought back can drip bore water onto these trees in rotation. I already got that going.
We decided we are getting geese for this paddock because they will keep it mowed, deter snakes and act as guard dogs and let us know of anyone coming or going towards our house. I am so excited about this!
Today I have loads of unpacking to do. There is stuff everywhere! But so much of it will add to my various pantries.... there are cans of food, lanterns, batteries, candles, laundry items etc.
How did you build up your home this week? I hope it was a good week for you.
Take the time to consider your week and take time over the weekend to plan the new one. My plan for today is just to get as much done as I can!
Because of moving I have not had a Show and Tell for ages. I am planning some now though! If you would like to share what you have been making then please send me photos and details to firstname.lastname@example.org This could be really helpful and inspiring as there is still time to make a lot for Christmas! It can be anything including cooking. Cooking can be a wonderful gift.
I will start posting these as extra posts over the next weeks! xxx