The last few months have just flown by and I can't believe that I have been away from this space for so long. I seemed to have lost the blogging mojo for quite a while there. Nothing earth-shattering had been happening. The days just seemed to be running into one another a little too quickly and before I knew it, here we are.
Grab a cuppa, (mine is Mizani, I love a new little business) sit down, and I'll fill you in on what has been happening around the Mouse House.
Our most exciting news has been the doubling in the size of the family. We now have four new mouths to feed, but I must add that these new additions are a lot less fussy: pellets of feed and kitchen scraps keep these girls super happy.
We have two leghorns and two Australorps which are about 9 weeks old now. The photo was taken when they were about 6 weeks old, just after we got them. We decided on getting 6 weeks olds as they had been sexed and I wasn't keen on getting tiny chicks that the kiddies would go ahead and fall in love with and then have to deal with the possibility of roosters.
We have settled back into life at home, but still talk about our German experience everyday. I am not working as regularly now and we are noticing how much more settled the entire household feels. There in a lot less running around in the morning looking for clean and dry socks, bits of homework that we can't quite remember when it has been put, or that note that needed to be signed and returned yesterday.
The garden is slowly coming back to life now the super hot days are behind us and the rain is beginning to make an appearance. I have added three raised beds to the front yard, following the no-dig method, as well as a lemon tree which is loving the rain water.
The leafy greens are fabulous.
The peas are just starting to pod.
Beetroot are looking great.
I love a compost surprise.
The lime tree has about 10 fruit which has us quite excited.
Broadbean seedling went into the ground this morning just before the rain.
I wont inundate you with all of the last two and a half months in one go, so I'll leave it there for now.
Thanks to those who emailed through to check all was okay. It was so sweet of you.