I have had to take things day by day. Probably that applies to us all. Have a plan and do your best day by day.
Some of the ways I was able to build up the home, pantry and garden were:
I was given more lovely lemons.
I found the softest flannelette sheet in the op shop. I am thinking it would make lovely pyjama pants for the girls. I do a kind of easy pyjama set by using a very soft t shirt/or long sleeve version for the top and then make pants out of something very soft for the bottom. This is a kind of Peter Alexander copy. So easy!
Mum gave me wheat for my chickens.
I was also given corn so I am ahead for chicken food.
I made up a dozen ham and cheese rolls for the freezer and gave my son in law half.
On the road side I found two Rosemary bushes that are sprawling out over the ground. I have had my eye on them for a while! I stopped and lifted up some of the rosemary across the bottom on the ground and sure enough it had root systems. The first time I got five bits and potted them up to get the root systems further established.
Yesterday I got 14 more little plants ready to go. I am so pleased. I have many gaps I can fill with Rosemary as it does well here. I can give the girls some for their gardens. And maybe use some as gifts or as a swap.
I was on the road yesterday as I got to see Lucy and the kids. It was a wonderful day. Sidney has grown, the girls were so excited. I was able to catch up with them all.
Also a long day! I shopped and ran errands on the way home and dug up my rosemary! It was dark when I got back.
Now I get to tell you (finally) other good news....
Chloe and Luke are expecting a baby NEXT MONTH!
Dad of course knew about this and he was so happy. Chloe has always wanted lots of babies.
Ok back to my list...
I was given bags of shredded paper and also three old crates. Combined I now have three new nesting boxes for the chickens full of soft texting material. I think they like it.
I cut Andy's hair.
There were apples that needed using up. I used some with a roast and froze some portions.
My pantry really grew. This was Dad providing again. He travelled with extensive kits of shelf stable foods. Most to that is now in my emergency pantry. He said his aim was to throw the stone down the road. Should this food be needed in a crisis he will have done that again.
I owe lots of people correspondence and replies and I am gradually getting there. I am so appreciate of all the kindness and love. Thank you so much.
With everything that happened I was unable to get my baby goats. The lady was lovely and allowed me to wait and pick from the next ones born which is really soon. So I am excited that I can still go ahead and this is lovely to look forward to.
We also had rain. This is always good news and everyone is pleased. My lambs are doing well. They are not interested in bottles and are eating. I have a big yard of beautiful green grass so they munch away happily all day.
How did you manage to feather your nest this week? I hope you were able to add to your pantry and I know many are harvesting... while we are just in Spring and soon will be planting. I think next week I can begin planting up my raised garden beds. And they are full and ready! So working away bit by bit gets things done. I never thought those beds would be full!
Have a lovely weekend.xxx