A self-sufficient(ish) life with cats, a dog, chooks, a little boy and a bloke.

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Good Morning All!

It’s another wet day but yesterday was nice and dry and we actually did some outdoor work! Amazing!

While Munchkin was sleeping very soundly in his bed for a nap (which are exceedingly rare these days), J and I set to work out the back. He’s already done quite a bit – moving the shed about, making space for Jasper to sleep in the carport rather than out on the street and getting rid of rubbish. His plan was to rainproof the shed. Mine to convert my old allotment wheelbarrow into a small bed for some veggies. I drilled a few holes for drainage and dumped a pile of barely used soil into it, then we jammed it in place just under the bare tree – making sure the chooks won’t find a way of getting in it!
I have my seeds ready to be sowed, very little this year compared to what we’ve grown in the past. All the seeds I’ve collected are in two tins, it was fun yesterday going through them and choosing what to grow. I sadly patted my purple sprouting broccoli and kale seeds. One day I’ll have somewhere to have lots of those lovely veggies growing!
This year though I’m sticking to basil, rocket, cut-&-come again salad, radish, beetroot and a couple of cucumbers in the little greenhouse.
We must have about ten fruit bushes in pots out there, so the plan is to make a nice flat area on top of the shed and put them up there, again out of the way of hens and in full sun. When they start fruiting I’ll net them to stop all the local garden birds from having them.

On the sewing front, I’ve made a fair bit but still need to make a lot more.

I have five of the small coin purses prepared and waiting to be sewn up, two more of the bucket tote bags with the owl, a few more crochet coin purses, a messenger bag with another larger owl and pile of button-y goodness and I want to make some more make-up/toiletry bags.

Now, I need your honest opinions. Do they look too amateur-ish? Which would you leave out? I don’t think I like that crocheted pouch up in the left hand corner (that was actually that blanket I said I started and didn’t know why!!). If it was a different colour it might be ok but those colours just don’t do anything for me…

So what do you think? Should I even bother?!?!

Sara xx

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As I sat watching ‘Larkrise’, with a blanket that was crocheted for Munchkin when he was born, wrapped around my shoulders, I noticed Minnie’s shawl, wrapped around her shoulders, and was struck with inspiration!

So now I have THREE crochet projects currently on hook!
I am a great starter of projects!, can you tell?!
But I need to start finishing them so that is one of my resolutions for 2011.

Here’s a sneak peek…

There are 8 different colours, 4 blues and 4 purples. All acrylic this time!

The sun shines through my bedroom window, making a bright room for photo taking!

Another gorgeous day but absolutely freezing! We’ve already taken Munchkin’s cousin to school, walked Sky and I have experienced the ice and frost first hand… and bottom… and back… and head.
Yep, I slipped and landed flat on my back! Yep, I did hit my head on something hard but I wasn’t knocked out nor concussed thankfully!
And I thought DM’s were perfect footwear for all weather!!

Well, I’m off to do housework-y stuff, entertain Munchkin and maybe fit some crochet in if I can… Bye for now!

 

January’s ‘FROM MY WINDOW’

January is a good month to start something isn’t it?!

I have a view from the back of our house where I love to watch as the seasons change.

Each month I shall post up a photo or two of the view so you can share the changing landscape with me.

Can you see the rainbow?
Can you see that house just behind the field with sheep?
Lets take a closer look…

Isn’t that lovely?
That is my dream house –
Away from the hustle and bustle of a not-very-nice town::
Surrounded by woods
Looking out onto farmland
*Sigh*

This is my favourite tree
I love seeing it
Bud
Fill with Leaves
Watch the leaves drop
See how it becomes a skeleton against the sky
Watch it get covered in snow
And watch the cycle start again.
A closer look?

Even that lane looks idyllic.

Don’t you just adore sunny winter days?