Yesterday afternoon I spent some time reading one of my favourite "go to" books. There is so much that is relevant to our life and I never fail to pick up some tips. The number one priority for me in the coming weeks is to make some washing detergent once my current stock of powder is used up.
My brother and sister in law visited last week and gifted me with a complete set of a weekly publication they collected in the 1970's. There are 112 parts to this set. I was thrilled to receive them and instantly started to flick through the pages. There will be lots I can use amongst the covers of these.
They also gifted me this lovely pile of books also. I have a nice collection of recipe books and these will be a great addition.
Our tomatoes and growing well and have got to the stage of fruit beginning to form and in need of staking.
So whilst I was on the job I decided to make a net cage to protect the ripening tomatoes from the local bird population
I just tied pieces of timber to one another and then draped the netting over. It should hold out for the summer and do the job.
We planted some raspberry canes this year too. The plants are not overly big but they are already beginning to form fruit
Which should be enough to cover the pavlova on Christmas day
So I covered them in netting as well to ensure that my fruit is not stolen by the birds
One of my jobs for this week will be to pick all of this silver beet and cook and freeze. It is starting to go to seed and I do not want to waste it. We don't actually eat it but do use it in the meat stews we make for the dogs.
One of the simple pleasures in life I believe is to walk outside and pick a bunch of flowers to display in my home.
How very blessed are we?