Well it’s been a frustrating few weeks for me here on the farm. I came back from the Problogger conference excited, motivated, and with a list of things I wanted to get done to grow this little blog. Of course though, things don’t always work out as we plan, and I’ve been sick now for the best part of three weeks. I’m on the mend now – thanks to a lot of enforced rest and some medication, but my goodness it knocked me about a bit. Being sick also knocked my blogging plans about too. I’ve kind of lost my spark, and I need to read back through all my notes and hopefully find it again.
In the mean time Winter has turned to Spring on the farm – and not a moment too soon. While the nights are still cold, the days are a little warmer, and I’ve even got out some short sleeves – which reminds me that I need to go through all the kids clothing and sort out what they need for summer. I swear they grow like weeds, those children of mine. They have been asking about racing swimmers ready for swim club, and getting t shirts that cover their tummies properly, so it must be time.
The warm weather has turned Country Boy’s attention to the garden once again. He has been working on a proper design for the garden so that his plans and ideas come together more cohesively. He has been moving his shade house and poly tunnel to a better spot, and collecting paving materials to make proper borders for the gardens, as well as digging a new garden for the kids to plant their own plants in.
Last Autumn Country Boy planted a whole swathe of daffodil and jonquil bulbs down by the fence. For the past three weeks they have been flowering in glorious abundance. No matter how grey the day, that little corner of the garden always looks sunny and bright. We have decided we are going to get a couple more bags of daffodil bulbs each year and pop them in somewhere, just so we can enjoy more golden vistas around our yard.
Over the winter we started repainting the old tank. We got it half done, and then it got too cold, and then too wet, to continue. With the holidays about to descend on us, I’m hoping to tackle the rest of the tank before the weather gets too hot. The half that has been painted looks so much better than the old paint – quite fresh and new.
Plans for our extension continue to move at an excruciatingly slow pace. Finding builders etc is just taking sooooo long. It is hard to be patient, when I can see in my head what it will look like with all the sunlight it will get, and how much easier our life will be with a proper kitchen. Taking deep breaths. I know that once we get going, it will be worth it, but oh my goodness – frustrated!
Toby is off to big school next year. I’m not ready for my baby to be a big school boy, but he is ready to go. He wants to know all the letters, and write all the words. He can write Toby, so we are working on our last name which is a lot longer than four letters. The W is tricking him up a bit, but he is so proud of himself. He couldn’t even walk when we moved here, and suddenly I don’t have any babies. My goodness the years go quickly. I just want the kids to stay little with me for ever. But of course, they will continue to grow and change despite my protestations.
Have you had the dreaded lurgy at your house this year? Are you loving Spring too? What has been happening around your place?