Hasn't she done a good job? I just love that fabric. Our Simple Living Toowoomba co-ordinator, Margy, taught us how to sew these and they come in handy. Thanks Mary...and I said hello to Sally the chook for you as well ;-)
Winter has finally arrived here and we have had some windy overcast days recently after our record breaking day of nearly 28C a week ago! Talk about changing weather patterns. I thought I would grab the camera when outside yesterday as I hadn't really looked around the garden recently. A lot of the trees are now bare of course....
...and one of the many fig trees was looking quite eerie with the sun trying to shine through the overcast sky in the background.
That same fig tree actually has a bit of colour which is from the cherry tomatoes which are growing up the tree. We have more tomatoes growing now than we had during summer. Go figure! I have to cover most of them with wire to stop Sally from snacking on them during the day if they are within reach.
I am not sure if chooks like avocados but if they do she can't reach these.
There are plenty of them which is great as I have just come across a yummy sounding recipe on the Down to Earth Forums for a healthy cacao mousse made with avocado, cacao, coconut cream etc. I will pick a couple and put them into a brown paper bag to ripen up. That usually does the trick.
The first Jonquils have appeared ....
...and the first pink blossoms which help to brighten up a gloomy day.
While it isn't hot it is a good time to get out in the garden so I really must motivate myself to do something about the stinging nettle which is taking over in some areas. I should make some more nettle soap but I was hoping to experiment with aloe vera soap next time. There are so many soap recipes I want to try. Sigh! I should make some more Stinging Nettle Fertilizer as the last lot I made went missing. I think the CEO must have opened the bucket and thought there was something rotten in it and threw it out!!! It is a good way to use the nettles though. Just remember to wear gloves.
For those who saw my Op-Shop buy in a recent post, I took it along with me to Rhonda's talk on Saturday to ask what she thought it was and now I can't remember what she said. LOL! It caught the eye of a number of ladies who were there and some thought it was a tea cosy while others thought it was a toast rack cover. I think everyone was quite taken by it as it is so colourful.
As it was making its way across a row of interested ladies I saw one of them having a really good look at it to see how it was made so I asked her if she would like it and she was thrilled! As I found out later she has been having a rough trot lately so I hope it added some brightness to her day.
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone!