Thursday, 28 April 2011

::: Guests :::

We have a couple of friends coming to stay with us over the weekend so I'm afraid I will be gone until Monday.
We're hoping to do some shopping, enjoy the countryside and eat lots of yummy food.
I hope you all enjoy watching the Royal Wedding and I'll be back on May Day!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

::: Feathered Visitor :::

I saw this guy when I headed out to work just after 6am (!) and had been hearing him call all day when I got home, I finally got a glimpse of him before Lucky scared him off.

Monday, 25 April 2011

::: Beans :::

Steve is growing mung beans in our kitchen!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Friday, 22 April 2011

{This Moment}

Inspired by Soulemama. A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

::: Sprouting :::

Our mixed salad seeds have sprouted and are growing fairly fast.

We can't wait until we can taste them, I think the bunnies are eager too!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

::: Birdy :::

This little guy has been making use of our bird feeder lately. We've had quite a few finches visiting us too.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

::: New Patch :::

Yesterday was such a lovely day and I had the day off work so I decided to make the most of it and power ahead with the garden. It seems the weeds are growing faster than I can move.

We had this 'spare' patch of ground in the driveway which we didn't know what to do with and I was getting fed up with it so I decided to rake it all over and have made it into a bulb patch.

Hopefully we'll get around to finishing it and seeing some colour in the garden.

Monday, 18 April 2011

::: Too Hot For Fur :::

Lucky was lazing around in the sun today while I was busy doing some more gardening.

He could've helped!

Monday, 11 April 2011

::: Lambing Live :::

Two lambs having a suckle on our farm.

Did you all watch Lambing Live on BBC 2 last week?

For five days (six in England) Kate Humble co-presented the show from a sheep farm in Cumbria, England. It was fascinating to see the different breeds and all the different lambs, there were also cows, a horse, dogs and a duck on the farm.

It was so in-depth and educational. It wasn't all about the sheep either, they talked about training the collies as herding dogs and taking the cows to shows as well as the children on the farm making their own short movies of life on a farm.

Pop on over to BBC iPlayer this week to take a look.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

::: Sowing :::

Lucky and I were doing a bit of sowing the other day. I can't say he was much help but he sat and watched me build our coldframe then sat in the coldframe.

We planted cabbage and mixed salad seeds, mostly food for the rabbits. We also have potatoes, carrots and onions growing in the garden with chillis and parsley in the house.

I can't wait for this years seeds to turn into food. Yum!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

::: NEW SHEEP :::

And the other is a brown Blue Faced Leicester ewe:

Friday, 8 April 2011

{This Moment}

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Thursday, 7 April 2011

::: Gardening :::

 After arriving home late last night from the city I was itching to get outside. Back to the clean, fresh air, the sheep, the deer and the bunnies and Lucky. 

I spent the whole day watering, planting, digging, sowing and hanging out the washing.

I even got the bird house up.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

::: SoftEarth :::

Marie from SoftEarth sent me this gorgeous pink gnome along with some of her glorious post cards.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

::: Mail :::

A wonderful box full of goodies arrived for me the other day from a friend whose mother had sadly died. Instead of throwing it all away when she was faced with such a loss she decided to give the unwanted items to people who needed them or would use them.

Lots and lots of items had gone to charities etc but this box of crafty things came all the way across the world to me! 

 Just in time for Easter!

Friday, 1 April 2011

{This Moment}

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