Friday, 30 October 2009

Rainy Days

It's another wet, cold and slightly miserable day here so no outside work can be done. Managed to catch up on a load of housework yesterday so there's not a lot to do really.

Animals have been checked, fed and watered, the horses are still in because they hate the rain and wind combination, kids still at school for now and my hubby's actually at home today.

My choices for today are:

A) Find something to do with the rest of the green tomatoes,
B) Surf the net, catch up with some forums etc
C) Bake a cake
D) Sort through the chest freezer
E) Have a lazy day and do a little of everything plus maybe some reading or watching a film!

Not exactly the high life but I'm not complaining, I really do love it here even when the weather isn't great. Things aren't perfect but I'm not sure I'd like to live in a perfect world. Being content is an amazing feeling and something that I believe most people should try for themselves.

What do you believe in?

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Autumn pictures

The Marigolds have done fantastic this year and I've plenty of seeds saved from them. We had lots of different varieties and they have flowered all summer long and continue to do so. Definitely something that I'll grow again here and I've given all of the neighbour's and some friends seeds too. Great for companion planting alongside tomatoes.

Finally having found out how to upload some photo's here I thought you might like to see a couple of snaps I took a day or 2 ago on a wander around our garden.

I'm no expert with a camera but just take pics of things that interest me......hope you like them. Things are very "green" here again now, summer though can be very dry and hot and sometimes the landscape looks a little parched and bare.

The leaves are starting to fall from the trees now but the colours are fantastic. Just driving down the road today a friend said that the trees are beautiful, yellows, reds, gold, brown and green. Wish I'd taken the camera with me!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Off colour

I'm feeling a bit low at the moment, runny nose, headaches, aching joints and generally full of cold. So there's not a hell of a lot getting done around here.

Today I've tried to stay inside and keep warm, watched some tv and had a nap, which is not like me at all! Usually I'm not a good sleeper, 6 hours max a night (hence the reason some of my posts are made at random times). Last night I slept 9 hours and have felt shattered all day.

I'm sat here writing this with a lovely hot toddy next to me, a pan of homemade soup ready to be eaten and the wood burner going nicely downstairs. Tomorrow I might take it easy too although my winter vegetable garden needs a tidy up, weed and there are some black radish plants that need thinned out. Nothing that won't wait for a couple of days until I pull myself round a bit. The same goes for the housework lol