Life has been a blur since last time I checked in. Who knew lock down life could be so hectic? I am not sure how we fitted in our previous social outings, school events and outside commitments.
Home schooling and farm life roll along and some days are smoother than others. The cooking, laundry and house work tasks seem to have doubled with both kids in the house full time. While it is wonderful being a round-the-clock family of four again it is also quite intense as we all juggle our various requirements and personal space.
We have a tiny pet lamb named Biscuit, she takes naps and drinks milk and dives into the kitchen at every available opportunity. She is soft and warm and totally adorable.
Of course there has been baking. These Anzac biscuits from this recipe were particularly good.
The cooler weather has not slowed the chooks down and I always say I should make fresh pasta more often. I follow a simply recipe of four eggs to 400g of plain flour, with just a splash of water if necessary.
My quince crop has been small this year compared to previous years. Perhaps because the main growing season was so dry. The apples were mostly small and quite blemished but still a joy to pick into a basket.
The opportunities that this lock down time has presented are surprising. As a family we recently took part in a FaceTime photo-shoot in one of our paddocks with photographer Hugh Stewart. Hugh has photographed some very interesting characters as part of this project, we felt privileged to be invited to join in. See Hugh’s Instagram for more.
To make this happen, Terry attached my phone, supported by a piece of soap, to a steel post. A highly technical setup as you can see.
There has been recipe testing, horse riding, lots of Lego, creative projects, dust and rain on the same days, noise, chores, wood collecting, veggie planting, the ever reliable ABC to keep us company and everything in between. Now I can only wonder what ‘normal’ will actually look like on the other side.
How about you? How are you all? Feeling normal or the complete opposite? Happy Friday, friends x