Yesterday I made both the girls an apple pie. Chloe collected hers and tomorrow is my day with Mum heading down to see the girls on their farm so the second one will be delivered then.
It is however one step forwards five steps backwards with the apples as our apple tree is still covered in them and each day I pick this many...
It is so wonderful picking apples. You cannot be unhappy when picking fruit I don't think!
When not using apples I am using pears. One of the ways I used them was in a salad. We have crumbed brie and apple, rocket and walnut salad. I keep on hand Mimi's Sticky Balsamic Vinegar and drizzled this over. it was so delicious and we are having this salad again tonight.
On top of that each day I picked tomatoes. This picture looks like I enhanced the colour or something but I didn't!
AND the chickens have started to lay! A couple of first eggs are hilariously small. But they are laying! It is only two weeks since we set up the new nesting boxes and hay etc and the nesting boxes have a couple of eggs every morning.
Soon it will be five eggs every morning!
Some of the other ways we built up the nest and got ahead this week were:
I planted rosemary, thyme and organ to fill some spaces in the garden. Also I planted flowers were I had lots a few things in the heat so all the gaps are filled back up.
As I was doing this I noticed a lot of little "weeds" and on closer inspection all my weeds are baby tomato plants! So as I emptied pots I re filled them with baby tomatoes.
I made a pear upside down cake.
I made two honey and date loaves...
I made laundry liquid. I got 12 bottles!!
I have been sewing but nothing is complete yet!
I made lots of cards.
I made a big rice salad and I suspect now that is the last of the cold meat and salad dinners as Autumn seems to have kicked in! It is beautiful! We have lovely days and cool nights. Glorious.
We even had a tiny bit of rain. Clouds were coming over and I prayed for rain. A few minutes later I saw this...
We had several hours of light rain!
I found ric rack braid in the op shop and several warm pet rugs for the farm dogs for winter. Luke was pleased with these.
So that was my week more or less!
Now I am heading into the kitchen to make chocolate cakes to take to the girls tomorrow.
I really hope you found ways to save, build up your home and get ahead this week. Over on the Tuesday Afternoon Club I have seen some amazing efforts that are so impressive. It warms my heart to see so much industry! I love to hear how you feathered your nest!
Have a wonderful weekend. xxx