These last four days have been divine - I have barely moved from the lounge. Happy Easter to all I say!
The days are finally cooling down and Autumn is officially here. I am dreaming of apples, pears and pumpkins. Stews bubbling away on a Sunday afternoon and filling the apartment with warmth and delicious smells. Cosy evenings curled under a quilt, disappearing into a good book.
I must confess, I am a bit of a community event nerd and have been filling our calendar with all sorts of great seasonal events. Here are a few I'm looking forward to:
- National Folk Festival - wanted to go but couldn't justify the price..
- Canberra Beer and Cider Festival - have heard great things about this event.
- Collector Pumpkin Festival - I've been waiting for this all year!
- Batlow Cider Festival - particularly interested in the apple pie baking competition..
Every time I visit Whole Larder Love, Rohan is doing something new and I love it. First the community food shop and now the very exciting news of some weekend workshops taught by the man himself! I have long been a reader of WLL and often dip into Rohan's wonderful book. The hardest part is trying to figure out which workshop I want to go to (mostly because I want to go to all of them!).
The lovely Deals received 26 chicks in the post this week. I am looking forward to seeing them grow and learning a few things along the way. One of Whitney's comments really resonated with me:
Its funny, every time we bring this up to our grandparents they kind of laugh it off because it was so common in their self-sufficient homes of the past. We're so removed from the process that we the find something very natural to be bizarre.
Only a few more hours left of this glorious long weekend and I intend to draw this out. Please excuse me - there is stew heating up on the stove top and a glass of red wine with my name on it!