Tuesday, 6 May 2008

bring me sunshine

Leo helping to water
MUCH better now. We've had a whole weekend of pretty nice weather, pottered in the garden, chatted to one or two people, planted seeds, finished chicken pens, planned where raised beds are going to go, and generally relaxed.

Leo helped with the watering.

Gosh, there was lots of water. And it was VERY helpful.

Luckily we had put his seat outside the greenhouse before we gave him the hose, otherwise my seedlings would have been drowned. As it was, only he was. And me. And B. His face when he discovered that the water sprayed back on him when he put his hand over the end of the hose was an absolute picture - more photos on my Flickr if you click through.

On Sunday afternoon we had some very dear old friends visit, that we haven't seen properly for ages. The children built a den at the top of the garden whilst we sat on the patio looking out over the view and caught up.

And I have gone in to business as an Egg Pusher:

The hens are laying very well at the moment and the chaps seem to be doing their job very enthusiastically - so we are off. Place your orders here!

Today, B has gone away for three overnights - he dropped Leo at nursery on his way out this morning and his mum, Kate, is coming to stay with me today. She is going home tonight and then coming back with Vic tomorrow for the night - he is going to make some raised beds for me and finish off one or two other things that need doing in the house.

Positive positive positive. And now, I am going out to do things in the sunshine.

14 comments:

  1. amazing how a little sun makes the world look sssooo much better

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  2. How adorable is that Leo! I can't believe how big he ha gotten. Glad you are feeling more positive.

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  3. How adorable is that Leo! I can't believe how big he ha gotten. Glad you are feeling more positive.

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  4. Good to see Leo "helping"!

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  5. Good to see Leo "helping"!

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  6. Ah, sunshine - nothing like it!

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  7. BABYPHOTOS! Yay! And positive! And sunshine! Ooh, you've made me happy, Ally.

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  8. BABYPHOTOS! Yay! And positive! And sunshine! Ooh, you've made me happy, Ally.

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  9. Oddly, coming back from a random job in Leeds this morning on the way back through our valley the sun was shining and they were playing Mr Bluesky by E.L.O on radio 2. Doesn't get better than that really.

    b

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  10. Oddly, coming back from a random job in Leeds this morning on the way back through our valley the sun was shining and they were playing Mr Bluesky by E.L.O on radio 2. Doesn't get better than that really.

    b

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  11. Wow!! Look at Leo!! How cool..

    Glad you're doing ok at the mo.. :-) yes, that shiny thing in the sky, we've seen a bit of it here too in short bursts. It does make the world seem livable again, doesn't it?

    Hey, I'd buy your eggs if it wasn't such a long way they had to travel.

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  12. Wow!! Look at Leo!! How cool..

    Glad you're doing ok at the mo.. :-) yes, that shiny thing in the sky, we've seen a bit of it here too in short bursts. It does make the world seem livable again, doesn't it?

    Hey, I'd buy your eggs if it wasn't such a long way they had to travel.

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  13. Mmm, eggs.

    Hey, are you on Ravelry? I swear I saw someone with the chicken in your banner in their Ravatar yesterday.

    (I don't know much about chickens, though. Maybe lots of chickens look like that?)

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  14. Mmm, eggs.

    Hey, are you on Ravelry? I swear I saw someone with the chicken in your banner in their Ravatar yesterday.

    (I don't know much about chickens, though. Maybe lots of chickens look like that?)

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