You have to be happy when playing with flowers. I felt like I was in a florists shop!
This outdoor table is where I do a lot of my handwork. Fresh air and breeze, birds... it is truly beautiful.
A lot of work this week was on more clearing up and bonfires. This is an example. Behind a workers cottage was a tree down. It has been dead for years and laying over water tanks. Andy sawed this up for firewood and I made heaps of the smaller bits to clean there area up.
This day it started to rain as we worked and I got soaked to the bone and even my work boots were full of water before I gave up! But another spot is cleaned up.
1 got some Rosemary drying by the fire and packed up the Parsley I had dried already. It is deep green and smells good. I already used some in a gift.
Mum gave me a giant jar of honey.
When in town I found another two really good gifts for $2 each marked down from over $30 each.
Into the Christmas cupboard they went!
Mum cleaned out her pantry and a whole lot of things came over to feed the chooks. They enjoyed breakfast cereal!
Mum also sent Scout some meat and gave me two bottles of thick pure vanilla essence.
I made a waffle weave pure cotton bedspread that I got for $4 into six king sized kitchen towels. The back was just cotton sheeting so I saved that in my fabric stash.
I have been working on the veggie garden getting things ready for Spring planting.
The calf and lambs have lived their whole lives so far in the orchard yard next to the house. But they have eaten all the grass down now and even with me giving them hay they need more grass. So it was time to move them. We have another yard around the workman cottage (no one lives in this) which is green and lush. They all follow the wheelbarrow when it is full of hay so I thought I would see if they would follow me out of one yard into another. We can't shoo them or drive them as they are not the least big afraid of us. Some days I have left the wheel barrow in the yard and they eat the hay straight from it. Laffie then tips it over and tries to sit in it. She does the every time!
Anyway my plan worked with the lambs. They followed me chasing the wheelbarrow full of hay. Into the new yard they were in about two minutes. But Laffie got half way and saw green grass and started eating and then she ran around jumping and leaping like crazy! In the end I put a rope around her neck like a lead and Andy had to help. He lead and I pushed her from behind. If she was any bigger this would not have worked. But in she went and was happy as anything with the lambs and all this green grass.
From this yard they could possibly get out into the main paddocks with the farm sheep and cows. So I tied a ribbon around all of them so no one can mistake them!
Haha they look like they are going to a party!
Luke will roll his eyes when he sees this. But no one is getting my babies! They have so much space and grass now. I made them a big water trough from a big plastic tub.
Thursday I had a baking day. I made Gingerbread biscuits for the girls, two big trays of Cauliflower Cheese as Cauliflower was on a big special and a giant spaghetti meat sauce. Then I made two huge pasta bakes to give the girls one each. We got dinner and there is enough for another dinner.
Today Mum and I are off o see the girls on our day trip. I have eggs and a big bunch of parsley to take as well as the bakes. I bet Mum has cooking too! Usually we share the driving so I take my crochet and get some rows of my blanket done.
How did you build up your nest, get ahead, increase your pantry and save this week? I hope many opportunities came your way.xxx