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Monday, July 16, 2012

Back to school

All good things must come to an end and today the girls went back to school for term three. I did feel sorry for the two of them having to go outside this morning in the heaviest frost we have had this year. 

Frosty ornamental kale.
 I did the rounds this morning with numb toes and ice on my gumboots but I do love the frost.

Thyme touched by frost.

Puss enjoying the sun on Hope's bed.
I know I have mentioned before that I didn't like going back to school when I was a scholar and I still don't like that first day back now. I have however done what I usually do on the first day back and had a good clean up. Hope's room is a nightmare after the holidays. There seems to be a lot of fun going on in there if the mess is anything to gauge it by. So all the house is shipshape for now, baking is done, washing dried and put away, floors vacuumed and mopped etc and I can take a break online and get back to farm work tomorrow.

Last week I signed up to host a High Tea for Humanity. I didn't and still don't know too much about the charity but any excuse for a tea party is good enough for me. So sometime in September there will be much baking and tea sipping in the name of a good cause. For now though Grace and I are dreaming big about what, when, how and who, we already know the where. Right here on the farm.

Tracy

7 comments:

Kimmie said...

Love your frosty photo's!

Lisa said...

I am envying all your tea guests ahead of time, just imagining the delectables they'll be enjoying!

Tania said...

We had a similar frost here this morning. Of course the first thing I did was rush out and take photos :)
Mine are back at school today and I'm anticipating a day of cleaning too. Especially the kiddie's room which looks like a bomb hit it.

Bec - Farmers Wife said...

Looks like you certainly did have a good frost.

Puss looks content on the bed.

africanaussie said...

Oh thank you for that high tea link. I used to volunteer for Habitat when I lived in America, and we would once a year go and build houses, what an amazing opportunity. I never knew it was in Australia as well! I am signing up to host a high tea as well!

sammy said...

Your photos are gorgeous ... question - can you eat the ornamental kale? I buy kale but it's usually green doesn't have any purple in it.

notjustgreenfingers said...

Just found your blog and I have enjoyed reading it. I also hate it when my girls go back to school as the house seems so empty