Pumpkin's bathers disintegrated through sheer overuse last term so rather than buy a new pair, I made her a swimming costume. I can't call them bathers really because they are not very conventional but I had left over fabric from making the bags. Using a sheet, a pyjama pants pattern and a modified sundress pattern, I came up with an outfit. Pumpkin LOVES wearing them.
|Uh huh! You're seeing it right. It's on her bed!!|
A week of expecting six Orpington chicks and getting instead... only one little chicken which we suspect is a moggy.
This week Argoo went on heat. (Is that correct goat terminology?) So we had a rushed visit from a nearby Saanen buck! It wasn't successful because, while they both showed some interest and pranced around a bit, they didn't do the important bit. Oh well, I'll try again next month.
The garden has been needing my attention but my efforts are paying off! We eating lots of beautiful, fresh lettuce at the moment and I've even been organised enough to plant more lettuce to follow!
We harvested broad beans this week. Have you discovered yet how much fun podding is for children?!
Most of our enthusiasm this week though, has gone into preparing for a trip away. We're travelling to New South Wales next week to take part in the Flotilla with the Pacific Climate Warriors. I like involving my children in actions to address climate change because I want them to realise that they are not powerless. I want them to believe they can play an important part in creating the world they want to live in.
Now that I've made this clear connection between sleep and my ability to function well, what do I do with this awareness? Do you ever suffer from insomnia and have you found a solution for it?