I’m finally starting to get excited about Christmas. All my presents and stocking fillers are sorted, just a couple of things left to wrap, but essentially I’m done. Yesterday I finished off Cameron homemade tent,
and earlier in the week I made another pirate to go with his quilt.
I also made Lilly a new pair of shorts with some fabric she chose a few months ago. They turned out lovely and she must have agreed because she wore them all day. It was bargain piece of fabric too, $5 for about 1.5 metres, there is enough left over to make at least another 2 pairs of shorts. I might make some for myself
The black hen is broody, she has been for a couple of weeks now. I tried ignoring her, but she is very persistent, so yesterday I bought some fertile eggs to put under her. Is was $20 for 12 eggs, not cheap, but not too expensive. They are all pure breed eggs, I got her a mix to add some colour into the flock. I got 2 Rhode Island red eggs, 2 Barred Rocks eggs, 2 Buff Orpington eggs, 2 Black Orpington eggs and just for fun 2 White Silky eggs. Can’t wait to see what hatches. Hatching day should be the 12th or 13th of January. Watch this space
We have been doing a bit of succession planting in the garden and planting out some of the smaller seedlings we had left. The garden is looking fabulous!
Last week I made Apricot jam with the kilo of Apricots I had frozen from last year, this year is the tree’s off year with only about 3 or 4 fruit on the tree. Sad compared to the 10 kilos I got last year. However, to make up for it the little Christmas plums outside the driveway are having a bumper crop, I made some jam from them too and today I plan to make some spicy plum barbecue sauce. Yum. I love free food.
I’m hoping to go PYO berry picking today, just for something different. Some sewing would be nice too. I’ve decided my January mission is to start either my Japanese quilt or to start the Farmers wife quilt, just have to decide which one.