Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Good Bye to The Pool....................

I hope you all enjoyed your week end....

We took the opportunity to get some work done around the place as it was a long week end here for Anzac Day.

We have decided to take down our above ground pool. It was getting very rusty around the edges and starting to fall apart. It is all a bit of a mess at the moment but Bruce has been working hard.

The stones that were around the pool filter have made a lovely path through this large garden down to the pond.

The pond also got a make over with a new water feature made from a log Bruce found on the farm.

A great spot to sit with a drink and cool down after a hard days work, and admire the work we have done.

Still a bit of work to do down here but we will finish it all next week end as it too is a long week end.

It wasn't all work, on Sunday we went to Alanah and Cams out at Dalby for lunch. 
Cassie and Ben were staying there for the long week end so it was good to catch up with them.

Then Monday we went into Helidon for the Anzac Parade.

A busy but productive week end.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lazy Days.....

School is back on and our 2 weeks of Lazy days are over.
Spending time with William in the garden and just slowing down has been nice.

I love the light of Autumn and how it shines in through the door and warms the now cool mornings. I do love Autumn, I start to feel the need to sew and crochet and just make....

I am going to do some more sewing for the grand babies, Charlie has his first birthday coming up and the theme for his party is Indians so I am going to make him a out fit...
Also a dress for Sieanna and some little pants for Henry to start with..

I have also been experimenting with soap...
Below is Himalayan salt soap. Great for exfoliating your skin and help with healing blemishes.
Experimenting with soap making is so much fun and you are only limited by your imagination.

I am still doing 2 markets a month and enjoying them, but that is going to change soon as I start doing a weekly market.

Last Thursday I went with my friend to help her at the weekly Farmers market here in Toowoomba.
Bronwyn sells eggs and chickens all pasture raised. Well she got talking to the lady that is running the markets about my soap, and I was invited to have a stall. Very exciting.....We will share a stall for now  and I will see how things go..

One advantage of your best friend owning a chicken farm is I have stopped doing my own chickens and just get them straight from Bronwym....Having a brother move in that is also a poultry butcher helps in the piecing of the birds as well...

I still do something though.......the cooking,
 nothing like a nice chicken pie for dinner...

Today I am looking after this little princess for a couple of hours which has been lovely.

 I hope you all enjoy your week and in Australia the long week end coming up.