Autumn this year is feeling different to last autumn when both water and grass were abundant. But, always looking on the upside the sunsets and sunrises have been beautiful. Although the dust is dry and scratchy and not particularly profitable it is spectacular, especially when there is any movement of stock, trucks or large machinery.
My quinces don’t seem to mind the current the weather conditions, they are producing as prolifically as ever which means I have plenty of poached quinces for my muesli.
The cosmos are equally happy as they self-seed and flower with absolutely no intervention from me. I can just see these flowers from a few spots around our house and every glimpse of them makes me smile.
The next few days are also feeling different. Soon, I will be making my way to the My Open Kitchen Gathering. The excited, nervous energy is building as I pack my winter woollies and get ready to leave my family and step into very new surroundings for a few days. These opportunities come along so rarely and I am determined to make the most of every moment.
Of course, there is another very important event happening this weekend. I know not everyone shares my love of the royal family but I am a true monarchist. I adore the pageantry and escapism of a royal wedding and of course, I will be tuned in. If you share my love of the details you might like this article about the horses and carriages or this article about the catering at the reception . I will also be closely following the progress of the cake over at Violet Cakes .
Or, perhaps you will be switching off and ignoring the whole thing.
In among the dust, quinces, meals and royal daydreams, some of our faithful cattle have been trucked to greener pastures.
I have made sausage rolls, bacon and egg rolls, neck chop stew, lime curd and banana bread. #cannotstopbaking.
Fire wood has been cut.
Dams are being cleaned out.
Soup is on the stove.
School notes and washing are both piling up.
Life is full, just as it should be.
How about you? I hope you are warm and happy with something delicious to look forward to.
Happy Friday, friends x