It has been a long week. Andy had to have a medical procedure and this involved a trip to the city. He is ok and doing well. Chloe baby sat and bottle fed the babies!
I feel a bit battle worn and the internet here is terrible just now hence my late post. It is a very good thing to be able to sit for a little while and think of the good things of the week. One of them I know is that we were very lucky on the trip home. I had to drive as Andy had an aesthetic. I am not used to his ute and we were loaded up! I was right next to a really big truck when I heard a noise and felt a sudden loss of control. A tyre blew out. The loss of control was split second. I didn't understand what was happening! Then we knew! I was able to pull off and there we were with half of our big load of things unloaded to get to the tools and tyre. I know we were very lucky to have stayed on the road and it not been an accident. So I am grateful!
When we finally arrived home I just felt as if I had never been happier to get back!
Before going away I thought how I just do not want to go. I was longing to get back and I hadn't even left yet.
Some of the ways I feathered the nest this week were:
I had two more fires getting cleaned up before summer.
We were given a lot of meat. It is beautiful and many many meals. Such a bonus!
In the city I sold my little town car. It was not suitable for here when we moved. But I kept it until now. The money from this will help a lot and especially with a project I am working on which is to fix up a little workers cottage. This little house is quite cute but really really uninhabitable. With some work we can turn this cottage into an asset. So this is one of my 2020 projects.
Andy built a beautiful kennel for Scout.
In the city I did a big Aldi stock up.
Also I checked out a few op shops (thrift stores) and was so lucky! I got a big box of glass jars for 25c each. And a beautiful bottle. Also many fantastic books including one excellent one for my medical pantry. The bottle is for Coffee Liqueur that I am planning to make for Christmas gifts. I have been saving nice bottles all year. And with this in mind I found these...
I thought I could add a glass with each bottle of Liqueur. The whole set was $8. I love them!
In Mum's garden I picked a big bunch of mint, some with roots to plant up another pot.
Also Mum gave me some Agave plants for my garden. I have one garden bed that really gets the full force of the weather so I am trying succulents in it.
One street from where we were staying I found two boxes of succulents on the side of the road! I gave one boxful to Chloe and planted the other in my succulent garden bed. So this is all started well and all for free so far.
In the supermarket they had just marked down cream. Because of so many eggs I make quiches a lot. I got 24 containers of cream for 25c each! Into the freezer they went!
I was given some beautiful venison. So this week I had so much fresh meat added to the freezer.
As usual I did lots of cooking and I gave some to my niece as she gave me Eddie and is a great help to me.
So that was my week. My pantry and freezer did well. So did my present cupboard. The brown sheep and their lambs have settled in and now hang around with Laffie and my lambs. We sit on the deck in the evening and this is our view...
And this week the Black Cockatoos are back and the Galah's on the front lawn.
Today I am hoping we might get a little bit of rain. It is a vague possibility. I am going to get busy and plant my mint. Then I want to make a mint sauce. Then get my Coffee Liqueur brewing!
How did you build up your home this week? I hope many opportunities came your way!
Have a lovely weekend. Sorry for my late post! xxx