Nourish - Lots of sour dough bread this month! Soups and casseroles too. It's been cold and miserable and comfort food has been called for.
|Quinces baked with honey|
Prepare - I put together a kit to carry in the car in case of any event where we are stuck away from the house. Not much food went into the freezer this month because we ate as fast as we cooked! I purchased some wool to make a beanie for Buddy Boy. I hope it is still winter when I finally get to it! First I need to finish the project I am working on.
Reduce - I cleaned all the damn magnets off the fridge. I always have school notices and emergency phone numbers and lists for shopping and kids pictures....... Finally I have taken the plunge and moved the emergency numbers to the side of the fridge and everything else has gone. It feels soooo good! I wonder how long it will last?!
Green - Oh dear! I have fallen down on this one. I am feeling very guilty because I have gone backwards. I hardly ever use my dryer but I have used it probably five days in the last fortnight! Maybe more. I can't explain this one. I just feel really disorganised and don't want the washing in my way in our small lounge. I think I had imagined that when Buddy Boy was at school, I would have heaps of time and be able to do EVERYTHING but the reality is that I have taken on more knitting and sewing and used up all that extra time without taking on extra housework like I thought I would! Oh.. I did start repairing a blanket! Perhaps that should be in next months diary.
Grow - The garden is plodding along nicely! We have cabbage, brussel sprouts and broad beans growing well. Garlic is growing slowly, spring onions galore and I harvested some purple dragon carrots this month (my first time growing these).
Discover - I am reading a book about farming with bio-dynamics at the moment. It is The Olive Grove by Patrice Newell. I find it fascinating though hard to read, only because the only time I read books is in bed just before sleeping so I'm tired and don't concentrate well.
Enhance - Nope. Sorry! I must have been living a very insular life in the dead of winter. I can't think of a thing!
|Lou Lou with my granddaughter Ella|
Enjoy - The fire! Definitely the fire! It has been so cold! When I knit Belle's dress, I turn the chair towards the fire and sit there. I have also enjoyed my family. We celebrated three birthdays in a week and had a lovely weekend get together. An afternoon tea with cake, scones, slice (thanks Mum) and a cheese platter. Some balsamic and local olive oil went nicely with some Italian bread that I purchased.
I hope your month was fantastic. You probably had more oomphf than I did!