Good morning!! After being very sick for two weeks, I’ve been a busy beaver this week with a new writing job, Spring Cleaning and more visa paperwork.
Today I had grand plans of writing a post of a beautiful far-flung locale, but then got sick again (grrr) so today’s post will be an utter hodge-podge of bits and bobs. Consider yourself warned.
I’ve been puttering in my garden, getting things ready for spring, and was so happy to see my sorrel bush return after the chooks ate it.I can’t wait to see those big, green leaves again so I can turn them into scrumptious, lemony sorrel pesto. It is so good spread on sandwiches, tossed with pasta, or used as a dressing with perfectly ripe tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella.
I just received pictures of our two new puppies that we get to pick up next week.Aren’t they darling? They are Maremma Sheepdogs and will be perfect babysitters and guards for our herd of Kalahari and Boer goats at our farm, Citadel Kalahari. I can’t wait to meet and name them.
I also received news that two dear friends from the States are coming to visit me in January.I’m so excited to see their dear selves and introduce them to my beloved Queensland, Australia.
Now that Spring is here, I’ve been going for walks each day, basking in the gloriously warm sunshine, happy to see my first tan of the season.
I’ve been perusing local garden centers, excitedly choosing all sorts of herbs and veggies for my gardens: lavender, curry, borage, and thyme, tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, and fennel.
I’m most happy about my new gooseberry plant (I’ve always wanted to grow gooseberries!) and the crab-apple tree that Bear surprised me with. Whenever I think of crab-apples I think of Canada. It will be a little piece of my homeland in Australia.
With the days growing longer, my workday ends in plenty of time for me to really enjoy sunset. It’s always different and always gorgeous, giving me a deep sense of awe and peace.
What bits and bobs have been filling your days recently?