The only outing was delivering food to the girls and Harper came home with me. Next week is Scarlett's turn.
This was lovely. And busy. Harper declares that she loves everything I have and everything I do and that we like the same things. "We are the same!" she says. Which I think is true. She gets me and I get her.
We did so many things. Mainly I did the jobs I do everyday and she helped. In between we made cards, did writing and make cupcakes. Harper can crack an egg and I taught her how you can get a whole extra cupcake if you use a spatular.
So off we went to collect the eggs...
We collected the eggs first then baked. This is so she knows that the eggs allow us to do some cooking. This is the reason we keep the chickens!
We fed the chooks and ducks. We gave the sheep and cows biscuits. (many times!)
The front yard runs down to this gate where the cows and sheep gather waiting to be fed.
So there was endless running down the hill to call "Laffie Laffie!"
Mum and Harper having a chat before the next running down the hill session....
For variety we went to visit Chloe next door. Harper got to collect the eggs there as well.
Then we visited the Alpacas. This was really fun. Paddy just wanted to kiss Harper.
The new Alpaca was shy but gradually warmed up. Not Paddy though, he was all over everyone.
So you can see this was all fun and I thought I would share it as we all need nice and happy things!
I picked apples again! Big pink ones!
I made two Sultana Cakes. One for Dad and a gluten free one.
And I used up eggs and cream in an impossible pie. It was delicious but it was nicknamed The Exploding Pie.
Each meal has been a matter of what we have that needs using first. Then something from the freezer to go with something else that is fresh and needs using. I am staying out of stores.
I still had figs so I made Fig Paste and this will last a year to go with cheese and crackers etc.
I did a little sewing each day making masks, pillowcases and cleaning cloths.
Some gardening everyday... weeding, tidying, planting etc. The sunshine is good.
Also I am on a cleaning and organising challenge and each day I do a drawer or cupboard. As in empty it completely, clean, re line and start again. The biggest so far was the laundry cupboard. How that got to be such a mess I don't know! But one thing leads to another and the whole laundry is getting a make over. Each day I can see results! We can use our home time for many good things!
How was your week? What did you do to give some sense of normality and goodness?
We can't control the outside world but we can do a lot to set the tone inside the home. We need to nature everyone and make sure this includes ourselves. We need to check on the elderly neighbours and offer help. And while many things are not possible now we still have the phone, mail an internet! Keep in touch with the lonely. As far as I can see everyone in a nursing home must be lonely...
A little bit of extra kindness and help adds a lot of joy too.