Monday, December 21, 2015

Here & Now

Loving // Harvesting from the garden. This morning I gathered a massive basket of passionfruit, more zucchinis, eggplants, rosellas, basil and 5 cucumbers
Eating // More stuffed zucchinis
Drinking // Rosella cordial
Feeling // Excited for the new year
Making // More dried dandelions for tea, except this time I am air drying them rather than using the dehydrator. I'd love a beautiful rack like this one, but for now my leaves are strung with some twine from a coat hanger. Not so pretty but it does the job :-)
Thinking // About reading some books over the coming weeks. Since it's holiday season, and knitting is not a summer craft, I plan on crossing some books of my want-to-read-list. I've always wanted to read Jane Austen's books, as I enjoy the films, and the penguin classics cover design is so appealing. I plan on starting with this one or this one.
Dreaming // Of sweet Missy-Moo calving in April. I long to have our own milk and cream again, to enjoy the slow cheesemaking days and the delightful routine of daily milking.

I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy your celebrations, however small or large they might be.

I'll be back after Christmas or in the new year with a new series for 2016, new recipes, a post about baking spelt sourdough and no doubt more animal stories!

Until then, stay safe and enjoy the holidays!
Sarah x

PS I saw this delicious sounding Christmas bread recipe, along with sweet free downloadable gift tags and thought you might like them too 

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  1. You have a lovely Christmas too. I also plan on catching up with some reading. I've got piles of books lying around the house that have been untouched for months. Time to crack the spines on them, I say.

  2. Best wishes for Christmas and 2016. Relax and enjoy your reading.
    Thank you for your blog in 2015 and I look forward to some pleasurable
    writing from you in 2016.

    1. Thank-you so much for your kindness Ann! Best wishes to you too.
      Happy holidays x

  3. I have really enjoyed your beautiful pictures this year. Have a happy holiday season xx

    1. Thank-you Kate! Happy Christmas to you & your family x

  4. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Such a lovely post. I'm looking forward to picking my first zucchini .. :D Safe and happy holidays to you too! Enjoying seeing you on Instagram!

    1. Thank-yo Julie! We had a lovely few quiet rainy days - perfect. I hope you had a good Christmas too, happy new year! x


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