For now I will concentrate on the good things and what I could achieve this week and I think that will be good for me. I have had moments, especially today, where things are getting to me. I always say I do best if I put worry in to action but I think today I crossed some kind of invisible line into too much action!
We stayed home mostly. I had one venture into shops briefly for the week. It was sobering. Oh yes, I am not talking abut that until Sunday!
We did have some major blessings and I must not let these times cloud appreciation for the good things! The sun shone and our days were perfect Autumn days. I feel it is very healthy to be in the sun and outside as much as possible. I feel it doing me good.
There is a new addition to the family. This is Chloe's new baby. Well, big baby. His name is Flynn.
He is gorgeous. To me he seems unreal like a mythical creature or from a child's book. But he is real! His eyes are just incredible... he is all eyes and eyelashes.
Also he "talks" a funny little language and has some crazy expressions!
This seems to be "I like you but I am not sure if you like me?" haha!
Anyway as you can probably tell I want one.
I did manage to order six more chickens. To me this is just wise and I had to go on a list and wait until all unnecessary movement is over... so it could be a while. But I am fairly confident I can add six chickens.
I kept working through apples. This involved two batches of apple puree and a big cake.
I made the girls some cupcakes. The icing in my opinion was a bit of a disaster but they thought the colour was marvellous.
One of the nicest things during the week was I went picking figs with Chloe. There is a huge sprawling tree over an old stone house right near her house. It is low and there are big fat purple figs all over it. Last year it didn't do well so this year Chloe watered that tree and looked after it. Well it worked! You could pick figs for a couple of hours and still not make a dent.
We were chatting, out in the Autumn sunshine, and filling our baskets with figs. It was lovely.
I feel blessed to be on the farm and to have produce to use, fresh eggs each day and family to help each other.
In the gaps I made face masks. At first I had no elastic so I used stretch lace. But I like them. I did three layers. While they are not as good as N95 or N99 make those are not available. I got the pattern a US hospital was giving to people as they were asking for masks to be made. From this I concluded they are of use.
I notice now how we look at everything differently. This week we got a packet of toilet paper. It was like winning the lottery! People get excited over small things now!
I think we need to take things day by day. Be careful to make good decisions and exercise a lot of restraint and caution.
How was your week and how did you keep things going in your home? Keep your children snug and peaceful? Keep bellies full? I think already we are all learning to be more creative!
With love and encouragement to you. xxx