Bear and I are home again after a beautiful four day medieval camping trip with good friends. We had such a marvelous time and I promise to tell you all about it once I’m caught up on work, farm projects, and keeping my gardens alive in this searing heatwave.
It’s lovely to be home, sleeping in our own bed, taking hot showers, cuddling with all our dogs. It’s been great to wander my gardens and see so many things that shot up while we were away: purple beans, Roma tomatoes, Lebanese cucumbers, artichokes, asparagus, beets, and strawberries. The broad beans look like they’ll be ready any day, and the peas are steadfastly producing pods in defiance of witheringly hot wind and sun. Tonight a deliciously cool wind is billowing through the trees, granting precious relief from the heat of this afternoon. I think people, plants, and animals are all breathing sighs of relief.
This week I started a new job working as a long distance writer for an American law firm. I’m enjoying the work tremendously, loving the challenge of learning a new industry and the gift of being able to work from home or on the road as long as I have an internet connection. I’m especially grateful for paying work. Times are tough in my part of Queensland, and finding steady work has been a challenge for me and many others. It’s awfully good to breathe a bit easier now, and throw myself into this new adventure in writing.
Now it’s time to close my computer and crawl into bed for a good sleep. After making spelt pancakes over the campfire last weekend, I’m craving them again. I think they’ll be lovely for breakfast tomorrow morning, perhaps topped with vanilla Greek yogurt and caramelized pears.
What breakfast are you craving this week? xo