It is not often RAIN makes people get excited and happy but it has been so dry in our little country that the rain was most welcome. Of course some people will think we didn't get enough, but in my mind, some is better than none, and my garden is smiling!! TOF and I managed to fill the little red trailer with piles of garden waste and other rubbish before the rain fell on Saturday. We even managed to dump it all and pick up something I had purchased off Trade Me.
This 1500mm x 1500mm glass top table for $30 is what we got.
This is it set and ready for breakfast on Sunday morning.
TOF always cooks bacon and eggs on a Sunday morning and it was so nice sitting outside to eat it. Even tho we had rain it was still humid as hell, but sitting outdoors was rather pleasant.
My bottling and preserving started on Sunday also. This is cherry toms, garlic, onion, capsicum and parsley which is divine in Spaghetti bolognase.
Things got might serious in the kitchen on Monday I tell you. I was given 3kg of plums by my lovely friend Anne over the weekend so they needed to be turned into treats.
I made 8 bottles of Plum Sauce, 5 jars of Plum Jam, 5 jars of Blueberry Jam from Blueberries I had frozen, and 11 jars of Strawberry Jam from ours that we had grown and frozen.
I also went and purchased some plants from this lovely lady who I have dealt with through trade me. Now she emails me when she has new plants ready. This way she doesn't have to pay listing and success fees, so 'take that' Trade Me!! Trust me those fees add up when you are selling a few things and it eats into your profits.
This humidity is a BITCH at the moment. Minimal clothing is a must, without being indecent. So glad I have long frocks, they are so cool to wear.
This was only $1 at Hospice today and I knew it was for me!!
I found this too!
Should be nice on the new to me table
for evening meals
with a candle inside it.
Oh and I found these!!
I actually went to Habitat to get more
small jars for Jam and Jelly.
I did get some
I do get side tracked easily.
I neglected this hanging basket
so re planting had to
That's much better
NOTE TO SELF:
'Water hanging basket twice daily'.
These are Perennial Petunias that I got from my plant lady.
Pretty nice too.
Oscar is channeling Kath Kidston
with his scarf.
Words of wisdom time:
This is how I sit while waiting for a new job to turn up!