What We Are Up To…
: After visiting the mountains last weekend, we are looking forward to a weekend spent at home. At this stage we have no big plans, but Country Boy informs me that we have a lot of trees we need to plant.
: I also want to get some baking done. I have some ideas about what I want to make, but recently time has not been on my side. Stay tuned (hopefully) for some recipes.
: Country Boy’s seed stash for the summer vegetable gardens arrived this week. He has big plans for the garden which he has already started expanding. The tomato seed have already been planted, and placed in our sun room
for our kids to knock over to germinate.
: All the parents at Hannah’s school take turns to make a hot meal for the kids each Wednesday. It was my turn this week, so I made pumpkin soup. My secret twist is to add a spoon of korma paste in with the onions at the beginning, and to roast the pumpkins first. It went down very well. You will be pleased to know that we only have 2 or 3 pumpkins left, after picking 47 last April. Checkout my recipe page to see some of the many things I have made with all that pumpkin. My pumpkin spice cakes, are developing quite a reputation locally!
: Yesterday morning the sun was up before I left for work! Admittedly I left 10 minutes late (at 7.25am), but it was still up! I haven’t left after the sun for about 3 months now. I cannot tell you how happy it made me feel. Spring is on the way!!!!
:Meg got a letter inviting her to join the local kindergarten orientation program for next year. sob – she seems too little to be going to big school, but she is certainly ready!
What I Have Been Reading…
: I recently found local is lovely a beautiful farm and food blog, written by Sofie Hansen. She has beautiful food, and pictures of their farm in Orange. She is living my dream!
: I found Posie Gets Cozy last year, and I just adore the beautiful photos. This is on my must look at list!
: I’ve been reading “The Thunderbolt Kid” by Bill Bryson (again). I love all of Bill Bryson’s books, and have read them all several times. He makes such salient and funny observations about life, and he has the most amazing knowledge of useless information. Love it.
: On the way to and from work I have been listening to audio books. Most recently it has been “Death At Pemberley” by PD James. As much as I hate the long commute, I am hooked on the story at the moment. When I got home yesterday, I had to sit in the car for another 5 minutes to finish the chapter, before I could come inside.