Making: A mess
Cooking: Unusual recipes from the delicious Gourmet Farmer Deli Book...Have you ever heard of Saag Paneer?
Drinking: Apple and Cinnamon Hot Toody...from Eleanor's beautiful book
Reading: About how to make bresaola and pickled pork in the Gourmet Farmer book
Wanting: More consistent weather
Looking: Forward to having a freezer stocked with beef again (the home butcher came on the weekend)
Playing: With Bambi and Rilla
Deciding: To finish filling in this list for once!
Wishing: I wasn't having so much trouble growing carrots this year
Enjoying: Eating from the garden almost every day
Waiting: To try our own homegrown pork for the first time...cut up day is tomorrow and roast pork is on the menu!
Liking: Spending time with the weaner calves. They really are at the loveliest age!
Wondering: If Sage the ewe will have twins or not
Loving: Letting Bambi have a play with the sheep in the yards. She's too young to do any real work yet, but I feel it's time to "switch her on".
Pondering: Whether or not to write my next pattern before I finish my Clara Sweater
Considering: Having a yarn destash. I've seriously got way too much Organic Cotton stockpiled
Buying: Bannetons for my sourdough
Watching: The Call the Midwife series on DVD
Hoping: My sourdough will rise. Despite it always rising, with each new loaf I can't help but hope it does!
Marvelling: At the strength and hatching ability of baby chickens
Cringing: At the thought of the "turning over" of the freezer the day after meat-packing day
Needing: Some time to de-cream the last batches of milk, turn the cream into cultured butter and make another lot of cheese
Questioning: The decision to plant so many flower seeds with the limited garden space. I can't come at chucking thriving seedlings due to space shortage, I'm going to have to squeeze them in!
Smelling: Dinner cooking
Wearing: My hair in different kinds of braids
Noticing: How it seems to be damp every June
Knowing: Tomorrow will be full on and I won't get time to bake
Thinking: About how great it would be if I grew enough beetroot to pickle some
Admiring: The different coloured blooms that are covering my violas. I've never had them do so well
Sorting: Washing...does it ever end?
Getting: Ready for the arrival of our little piglets on the weekend. They are all sows and one is spotted!
Coveting: A cardigan like the one Kate just made. Perhaps my next large project?
Disliking: The taste of olive leaf extract. Seriously disgusting stuff, and if I wasn't sure it knocked colds on the head there's no way you'd get me near it!
Opening: A parcel of yarn, for sock making, from here
Giggling: Over my "hedge" of sugar-snap peas. I found an unused packet of seed in my box that was supposed to be planted by 2013, so I threw the whole lot in to a 10cm row, thinking one or two may shoot. I've managed to count thirty-six. I think I'll have to thin them out.
Feeling: Like watching a chick-flick and eating a bar of chocolate. Sadly there's none of the latter in the house!
Snacking: On homegrown passionfruits and Lemon Coconut Truffles (another recipe from My Petite Kitchen)
Helping: My Mum with her knitting. It seems crazy as she used to help me with mine when I was first learning, but it's been so long since she has knitted that our roles have been reversed.
Hearing: The Guinea Fowl making their unique (and irritating) noise as they settle into their tree for the night.
Goodness me, that was quite a list! I've tried to fill it out several times in the past week but then decided it would be boring for you to read. But after seeing a few of my favourite blogs do it lately, I thought it was time to join the party. I know my last post was written in list form, and if you're new here, fear not, I do write in paragraphs most of the time. There has been so many things happening here on different topics lately that I couldn't think of a better way to combine them all in one post, so here we are! Thank-you to Pip for sharing this list :-)
If you've made it to here then thank-you for reading along!
I hope your week is going well
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