October already! How did that happen? The long, hot summer days have faded away and autumn has taken hold. Yesterday, when I went out to shut my hens away for the night, the sun was shining and there was a pleasant breeze so I thought I’d make the most of it and take a quick walk.
Life may have changed irrevocably in many ways, but some things are just the same as ever. This week, everyone is poised and waiting for harvest. Every year in late July and early August, there are constant checks to see if any of the crops are ready to harvest and the weather forecast consulted regularlyContinue reading “Poised and Waiting”
Have shunned all social contact for one month. Every day, thank my lucky stars that I have a garden and that I’m not on my own or worse, stuck with someone I don’t want to be with. Life much the same as before. Farm work continues as usual and still plenty to do in theContinue reading “Lockdown Diary Month One”
A while ago I went for an appointment and as there were nine people in the queue before me, I decided to be one of those people who pulls out a notebook and makes quick, but wonderful sketches. I abandoned it after thirty seconds because it turns out (as I suspected) that I am notContinue reading “Verbal Doodling”
Did you know we had a pet tiger roaming through the house? Who loves to sit with the grandchildren and read stories? You can guess his favourite. In these days of social distancing, our family WhatsApp feed is filled with quizzes, shopping lists and “Have you tried this?”, the latest being that you can getContinue reading “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”