He is also names after Kato's dear Grandpa. So this is very special.
I headed down to stay and look after the girls on Tuesday night. Sidney was born Wednesday morning. Well we think he is beautiful and the girls are so excited. They are truly going to lose their minds when they see him. There is no visiting for children now due to the corona virus. So I think this will be tomorrow.
So I was very lucky to be able to go in. I am in love obviously!
I took photos of the girls and said what do you think about having a baby brother? I took a series but I thought this one was a classic...
I showed the girls photos of Sidney. Scarlett said "is that our baby?" I said "yes that is your baby!"
We did some normal things.... before Tuesday anyway.
I got 12 more chickens. These ones are 18 months old x egg farm chickens. I have bought these before. They come a bit worn out looking. However within weeks they look brand new. It feels nice to rehabilitate chickens and give them a happy life. And they lay for a long time. It is also a very economical way to add to your flock.
I had to drive to a meeting point in a little town to pick them up. I went with boxes and newspaper.
Most of them have laid every day since. I need to make some additional nesting boxes, hopefully next week.
A patch of garden was dug up as we are putting down a cement slab for a generator. Andy salvaged a big lot of Agapanthus plants.
The cottage is painted now. I planted these around the outside in strategic spots to look lovely against the white paint. Blue and green will look beautiful. I think I planted about thirty out. A big boost to the look of the outside.
I made scones.
I was able to work on my pantry. I now have behind the door shelves. There are Rubbermaid brand over the back of a door shelving systems. This blank space is now shelving! I haven't had any time to actually fill them yet though.
I made up some essential oil gifts.
From the trip I came home with three big bags of chook food. Household scraps, thistles and bread. They are getting stuck into that right now.
The girls and I picked lemons. There are old fruit trees on their farm. I have lots of lemons to work on next week.
So what a week! We are very blessed. I was able to shop at a supermarket on the way home. People are everywhere clearly buying up big time. Our neighbour state (Victoria) has a huge virus outbreak. This is close by. People are worried. The little bit of the news I have seen is not good. We need to think clearly and be really prudent. This is hard when really tired!
I fell into bed last night and slept in this morning. Now I have a lot of catching up to do!
How are things where you live? Did you manage to build up your home, pantry, emergency fund or garden this week? Take every opportunity!
Pray for opportunities. Pray for eyes to see opportunities and pray for the energy to make the most of them! xxx