But I wasn't sick all week and I am on the mend now so I still achieved some things!
Some of the ways I feathered the nest included:
I made a big batch of pumpkin gluten free scones. I had made pumpkin soup earlier and I just rescue a couple of chunks of pumpkin from the top and set aside for scones. The addition of cheese makes these pretty good for lunch boxes.
I love scones, they made soup a full meal and they freeze well!
I also made a big batch of homemade dog food. Little Scout is doing so well and we love her! She is so good and wanting to please. She sits nicely :)
She has learned how to be good in the car and lots of things like fetch. She has a squeaky toy which is her favourite.
A highlight of the week was meeting my friend Wendy in a town north of us. We had a coffee together then later we met up again for lunch. It was so much fun. We had planned a swap from the swap party plus an additional swap since. I took Wendy eggs, a fabric panel and a big bottle of Miracle Cleaner...
Wendy gave me lace, doilies, a vintage sheet and bulbs for my garden (from her Garden) that are pink Lilies! I got them all planted and am so excited as they will be beautiful.
While in town I went to two op shops. I found two thick and good quality old bread pans, glass cut napkin rings, a piece of velvet for making hot packs and three gorgeous old jars for my collection.
One is older with the greenish tinged glass. The brand we have in Australia is Agee. I have probably fifty of these now. These were $1 each. The glass is thick and often uneven with bubbles in it. I adore them and use them! This is how I store my food so these will be full and on my shelves soon!
During the week I made two fruit loaves for toasting.
We picked Broccoli almost every day.
I roasted another big piece of venison and it was beautiful. Tonight I am making a lot of it into Shepherds Pies. I will do one each for the girls and two for us. One will go into the freezer. After that I will still have some left which Andy will have for lunches. Finally Scout will get the bone!
When in town I also did a big shop. Since I re arranged the pantry and added the shelves in the laundry I am really working on stocking up more. I wait for really good deals. This time the best deals were dish washing liquid, dried pasta and canned soup. I also bought extra packets of matches to store.
I made heat packs for the girls. I lined them with thick flannel then they had pretty covers. They loved them! Lucy will just gently warm them for bed at night. It is cold there!
Then I made two new ones for myself. I cannot be without heat packs! I used barley from the soup bean section in the supermarket for the filling.
I made a long one to go around my neck when I get a neck ache/migraine. These make wonderful gifts and a good inclusion in a get well gift or a winter birthday.
So this was my week and it was a bit slower but still ok!
Andy has been working on cutting up fallen branches and fire wood. This afternoon I think we will light a few bon fires and get a few more patches cleared up.
We have a beautiful sunny winters day! I love these days. I need to get out in that sunshine.
This week I have weaned two lambs and next week another lamb plus Laffie can be weaned. They are eating so much grass now they hardly bother to come to the gate for their bottles. Then I will be down to Jellybean and Blossom. (The babies!)
I hope you had a good week and that you had little opportunities to get ahead, build up your pantry, preparedness and savings. Over the last few weeks I have noticed I have built up a lot of sewing and craft supplies. (Thanks mainly to the Swap Party!) This was from getting very low on fabric especially. I am really hoping that over the weekend I can get busy making things from all of this! Now we are into the second half of the year I want to really work on my Christmas cupboard. With less animals to feed I hope to have more time to craft!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxxx