After another insanely busy weekend, I have spent today at home with a sick Miss Four. It was good for both of us, she just needed to rest and did so for most of the day and I needed a chance to catch up on the house work and have time to take a breath. It also gave me the chance to duck out into the garden between rain showers to pick a few things that were ready to go.
1 large zucchini
1 small red capsicum
1 handful of beans, the last on the plants.
1 eggplant – still plenty of these on the plants.
It would be fair to say that my current garden is being thoroughly neglected as my thoughts are with the prospects of starting a new garden.
We looked at 12 houses this last weekend (all with Miss Two in tow, quite a challenge) and number one priority was what we could do with the garden. Mostly the size has been about the same as we have here, but better organised and less fragmented. How we divide the space between areas for the girls and veggies is a high priority. And it seems I have Mr Good well and truly won over as he was constantly talking about the direction of the sun over parts of the gardens, where we could potentially keep the chickens and how many beds and fruit trees we could put in. There are one or two promising looking properties which we’re going to have another look at and hopefully one of these will be home in the not too distant future. If not, it will another weekend of mad dashes from house to house as we try and squeeze in as many as we can. More to come soon I hope.
Sunday, Mother’s Day apparently, but yet again we had organised Miss Two’s birthday party – just a small family affair thankfully. An afternoon gathering at the park, which was, disappointingly, rained out after about an hour and a half. Miss Four had been off colour all morning and things were just a bit hectic all day (except for the blissful hour when Mr Good took both girls to the pool) so it didn’t feel much like a restful day of appreciation. However, Mr Good really did step up and did breakfast and dinner plus all the cleaning up after cake decorating etc. Hope everyone else enjoyed a nice peaceful Mother’s Day and had had great harvests this week.
And speaking of cake decorating, this is what Mr Good and I created for our giraffe crazy Miss Two….