So, hospital has been and gone, all over and done with. Hooray. I’m almost back to normal (whatever that is). Things at home are pretty quiet (today at least). We are enjoying the school holidays, not having to rush to go anywhere. Monday we have a house full of teenagers, both Ian and I are enjoying having other teens come to visit, and none of them are any trouble at all, all great kids just like ours , especially when they are all nice to the small boy. Lilly had an early birthday party, we will do cake and presents on Saturday for her actual birthday and next week she has another outing planned with friends into Welly for Ice-Skating. So independent!
The garden is hibernating, I haven’t yet put in any winter vegetables, I had to wait for the drought to break first. Given that we’ve now had rain for the last week or so I think I can safely plant some out. I need to get in some carrots, beetroot, broadbeans, lettuce, leeks and it’s nearly time to plant garlic. I am still getting lots of tomatoes most days, we are eating lots of rhubarb (cakes and puddings), silverbeet and zucchini. Once I have finished the current custom quilt I will get into the garden and get it sorted.
Craft-wise I finished a jacket for Cam
finished a custom lap quilt
made some cushion covers
plus started a bunch of things that are not finished, like a winter coat for a showcase, cut out pants for the boy but not sewn them yet. I don’t get much done during the school holidays, so don’t expect to see much for a while. I have a few more custom jobs coming up in the next month or two, yay, it’s good to be busy. My knitting is coming along, I’m halfway through knitting my Rae scarf, I might post some pics of that soon.
Animal-wise things are stagnant, but with hope for the future. We have no replacement beef, I’m not sure what we will do about that, but not-so-little ram lamb has been servicing the ewes, so we are hopeful of some lambs in August. The little chickens are growing up, still too early to tell if any are roosters, I hope not though.
On the renovation front, our room is almost complete. Walls patched and painted, I love it. Just need to paint the bottom skirtings and add some skirting around the windows. One day we will get new carpet, but will have to wait till the rest of the house is ready for it.
So that us.