Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For Today: Tuesday, 16th August 2011

Outside my window.....  it is raining the most perfect rain.

I am thinking...... about the things I need to get done today and the things I would like to do.

I am thankful...... for receiving the fresh eggs my dear friend's chickens laid.

In the kitchen..... I am about to prepare dinner!

I am wearing..... my favourite cardigan and cord jeans, with slippers of course!

I am creating...... a knitted vest for my little girl.

I am going....... to watch my big girl play basketball this afternoon.

I am wondering...... what we will have for lunch today.

I am reading...... Good Gardening magazine.

I am hoping...... to get out into the garden this week, we are expecting more rain so I don't think I will get as much time as I would like.

I am looking forward to...... a trip to the city on Thursday.

I am hearing..... my  little 3 year old daughter's voice singing and talking to herself as she plays.

Around the house..... my fore mentioned little daughter is creating a trail of books, dolls, pencils, clothes, and puzzles as she goes about her busy playtime.

I am pondering..... taking a short trip away.

One of my favourite things..... Summer sunsets. Oh summer I miss you ........

A few plans for the rest of the week....... visiting a friend, hair appointment, some baking, and hopefully some gardening if the rain stays away long enough,

Here is a picture for the thought I am sharing....

I love summer sunsets.

I am joining in with: The Simple Woman's Daybook

Sunday, August 14, 2011


 Our gorgeous, bold, energetic, chatty, busy, shy, independent, creative, jumping, cuddly, playful, always on the go, little 2 year old turned 3 today!

 It seems like only yesterday we held you in our arms for the very first time!
 Since that very first day, you have brought joy and happiness, and so much more into our lives.
Happy 3rd Birthday Evie Shae Matilda.
We love you to the moon & stars and back again!

Friday, August 12, 2011


found some treasures

made a double batch of laundry powder

prepared dinner

played a game of indoor basketball

enjoyed morning tea outside in the sunshine

watched a creation being built

pottered and picked in the vege patch


baked some more favourites

received all of these in one delivery! (for a little person's upcoming birthday)

sorted out the spring sowing 
visited the library
added some length with the sticks

laundry powder: Home-Made Laundry Powder
morning tea: Sour Cream Apple Slice

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Last week when I ventured out to our vegetable patch, I was devastated to see a very hungry critter/creature had enjoyed a feast on my much loved growing purple cabbages, mostly the outer leaves were untouched, the middle and some of the newer leaves had been eaten - obviously quite delicious for the offending critter/creature!!
Below is how my precious purple cabbages looked only 5 days before the above photo.
So, after some huffing and puffing, and a little cursing, (I like to think of it as a reaction to growing-your-own-veg-only-to-be-utterly-disappointed-by-the-hunger-of-a-self-indulging-critter), I calmed down, had a closer inspection of the damage and a quiet think about things.

I am not sure if it is snails, slugs, possums, or possibly a rat!!

I decided it was time to take some preventative measures into place, albeit environmentally friendly but hopefully keeping the offending critter off MY PURPLE CABBAGES!!!
Firstly, I did an almost midnight dash with the torch to the vegetable patch hoping to discover any sign of the offending critter/creature - nothing observed.....
 So the next option I decided to try was the crushed egg shells tactic....
and so far, so good. No more cabbage leaves have been eaten! 
I am not sure if the success so far is the effectiveness of the egg shells or the fact that there isn't much left there to eat!! I am hoping that my precious purple cabbages recover to produce us with a feast!