We're quietly working away in our home with a day out here and there for Hanno's doctors' appointments and grocery shopping. Life at our home is a mix of house and garden work, sitting in the garden, morning teas on the verandah, reading, knitting and thinking about what's happening in the world around us.
Above and below: we drove over to Bribie Island last weekend where Gracie discovered ibis.
This chard will be a part of our lunch today. Closer up (below), it looks like a little forest in there.
This first pink rose is the Montville Rose. I've just taken cuttings of it so Sunny can grow it in her new garden.
This lipstick saliva is starting to get out of control and it looks a bit like a dog's breakfast. I'll cut it back over the weekend.
And Mary Rose continues flowering through thick and thin. I have another David Austin standard rose called Munstead Wood which is just coming into flower now. I'll post photos soon.
In the coming week, I hope to clean and organise the greenhouse and reorganise the front verandah. They're big jobs because I'll have to repot several plants and move them. These are jobs that would have taken a few hours in the past, now they'll probably take most of the week with a couple of hours work each day. I'm still getting dizzy and need to sit down quite a lot. Still, it's work that needs to be done and I'll enjoy the end result.
What are you doing? I hope you've not had any first-hand experience with COVID-19 in your family. The situation is still potentially dangerous in many countries and it looks like it will remain that way for a while yet. Stay safe, stay at home and if you can, let me know you're okay.
I hope you enjoy the weekend and the reading below.
- From going grey to hand washing: 12 lockdown habits we're going to keep
- Gardeners' World, last week
- Of course, it's all made from scratch, here is The Fairy making kartoffel puffer (potato pancakes) and other potato treats.
- A Plain and Simple Place - I shared this very interesting link years ago in another Weekend reading post. It's well worth a reconnection for those who have already read it and I hope it will be a helpful resource for many others.
- The best books on racism you can read for free right now
- Natural All Purpose Cleaner - Fairyland Cottage
- Huntsman Spiders Are Great (No, Really)
- Wood carving HD images
- How to water the garden
- DIY Knit Twine Scrubbing Sponge
- 10 DIY Ways to Repurpose Chairs Into New Furniture