Thursday, July 5, 2012

Holiday routine

 The slower pace of homelife during the school holidays is great. Although our lifestyle is not run at a hectic rate, it is certainly still noticable when holiday mode kicks in. There is more time to play games (I do not like board games a bit but Cluedo was ok I guess), no lunch boxes to think about and just generally enjoying having the whole family together.

The oven has been working overtime though. Tom may cook his own meals when away for university but he doesn't bake. It is a good thing to cook for an appreciative audience and it means I can try out new recipes because baking really is at its best fresh so if it is gobbled up quickly then a new offering can be prepared.

The farm and garden is in slow mode at the moment too. The ewes have been with the rams and are now just waiting for their five months to be up until lambs will be at foot again. The rams which needed to be sold have been. The bees are still out foraging, our winters aren't cold enough to stop them and little needs to be done with them until the warmer weather. The garden is a delight with weed growth slow and it has lulled me into the feeling that maybe I should extend beds because things are easy to handle right now(come summer time it might be a different story).

Frosty weather has been upon us for a few days now. It is gorgeous right now.



Janice said...

It sounds like you are really enjoying these holidays and the quieter time on the farm. Make the most of it while it lasts.

Lisa said...

I'm very glad you're enjoying things!