Wednesday, 18 July 2012

To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest
or a wildflower in spring
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

~ John Burroughs, Naturalist (1837-1921) ~

Ripple coffee cosy

Variation on a theme :)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I've got......................

............ SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!  It's a beautiful morning out there at last. The first of the buddleias is out, and is covered with honey bees - lovely to watch. Hope to get some fruit picked later and to sit out in the sun, for half an hour with a cup of tea, got to make the most of it! Tidying and dishes can wait I think :)

To add to the general happier feeling, I started a bit of colourful crochet last night

Monday, 16 July 2012

Doing my bit for rare breeds............

I love rare breeds, as you probably realised, and have always wanted to do my bit to help keep them going to the best of my ability. Sheep and cattle are a longer term dream, but as with most things, there is always something you can do in the meantime. To this end, this week I have a dozen Scots Dumpy chicken eggs in the incubator, half a dozen Shetland duck eggs on their way to my broody hen and have just taken delivery of three beautiful large Castlemilk Moorit fleeces. I have heritage  and rare seeds in my seed box, and several rare and unusual trees and plants in the garden, along with Dorkings in the chicken run.
A very happy MrsL :)