First of all thank you to everyone who joined The Tuesday Afternoon Club. And especially thanks to everyone who contributed. The work you have all done in week one is just amazing. I am working towards week two like mad!
Here on the blog we will have our first Tuesday Afternoon Club Show and Tell this coming Tuesday. If you would like to share your projects just email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the ways I feathered my nest this week include:
I made several pizzas. We are now picking tomatoes everyday and there is basil also. So I had a use it up meal.
There were very simple but delicious.
I planted more flowers in the garden. We had a city trip so I came back with some gorgeous plants.
In the flower beds I found baby tomato plants coming up. At first I noticed one and left it. But then I found eight! So I transplanted them all into the veggie patch.
Luke fixed up a fence for us. Sheep could get through into the garden. He did an amazing job and now I think we are sheep proof!
I made a batch of Lemon Butter.
I was given lemons and I had eggs. I have plans for this in cakes and tarts.
Mum gave me lots of lovely jars!
With it being fruit season and tomatoes to harvest I need all the jars I can get. I am so happy to build up my supply a bit!
In the city there are units over the road and someone was moving. They put a very good looking Vax cyclonic vacuum on the side of the road. Andy went and got it for me. I tested it out... and it works like a dream. Yesterday I downloaded the manual and followed that to take it apart and wash all the filters. Now it is like new. I had a hand held vac and a very heavy one. The heavy one is too heavy for me. This one is perfect. It is also the quietest vacuum I have had. I love it. I joked with Andy that I am so pleased with it that it is like a present.
Oh... I also picked up a gorgeous mirrored frame on the side of the road!
In the garden things are really coming on. Jane sent me sunflower seeds and they are now just starting to flower!
So happy! When they are finished Ricky (the parrot) will get these for lunch!
I have so much spinach/silver beet and chard that each day I take a bunch to the chickens. They LOVE it.
The apple and pair trees are going really well. All growing fast. Soon I will be picking fruit!
We finally got a table and chairs for out on the deck. We eat all our meals out there and I want it to be set up as a kind of outdoor room. We shopped around for ages. Outdoor furniture was all very expensive. We found a solid teak table and wooden chairs in a second hand shop. I am just setting things up but already my "room" is coming together...
In the shop where we found the table there was a giant stack of bird books. To me they were dream books!
They are full of hundreds of images like this one. I got them for a song. Then I saw a book that I knew a friend would love. And her birthday is coming up. I asked the price and the mans said "oh you can just have that!"
Chloe gave me a gift. The blog printed out into books. This is all of 2018.
The blog has become kind of a diary and family record now. To have these printed out I know I have the story of how we came to live here all printed. I am thrilled!
So that was my week!
How did you build up your nest, use it up, set it to good use and get ahead this week?
The weather is warming up so I need to get out and water everything. Have a lovely day and wonderful weekend! xxx