Just a simple post about life during C-19. Here are some of the happenings around here in the last couple of months. No matter what is occurring around us, life still goes on...
~from the kitchen...
made into some very hot chili sauce.
My mum wants to learn how to make sourdough bread, so I checked to see if some of my dried sourdough would come back to life.
and it did!
I baked this delicious pumpkin cake.
A recipe from Sophie Thomson's book "Sophie's Patch".
Anzac biscuits to take away with us. I make these with our home grown honey instead of golden syrup.
Delicious honey crackles...
We had a pizza night with friends, so I whipped up a quandong crumble for dessert.
Soup made from one of mum's home grown pumpkins.
I put my order in for a chopping board and this is what Phil came up with. They are made from a couple of pieces of red gum we had in our wood pile.
A new flavour of kombucha using black, green and organic hibiscus tea...so delicious. No need for the second ferment with this one.
~the work of my hands...
Some crochet while traveling. A couple of place mats for the caravan.
Making a hot water bottle cover for my daughter.
On my needles recently, were three pairs of nice and warm wool socks for family members and myself.
~from the garden...
Another appreciated gift from a friend.
Off our tree.
What to do with leftover sage? Smudge sticks! Not that I want to smudge anybody out haha! Mind you I wish I could smudge out this virus!
My big haul of amaranth seeds haha! I will add these to my sourdough loaves.
We journeyed to Manna Hill to surprise our friend Di. She had let us know that she had a part for the flu of an old wood-stove we have stored in the back shed, so we went to collect it. The wood-stove is going to be brought back to life and used to cook on outside. Di owns and runs the Manna Hill hotel, call in if you are ever passing through. She has a lot of memorabilia contained within, it is not your regular hotel.
The old railway station across the road.
Driving back roads...
No kangaroos out here, just pigs wandering around!
We couldn't believe our eyes. There were pigs everywhere, all over the road and in the nearby paddocks. I am not sure if they had escaped from their enclosure or just let out to run loose.
I really miss the views from my home town.
A bit hard to see, but there were lots of cormorants on the rocks.
~other this and that...
My friend bought these for me for $1 each at a recent garage sale. I LOVE pottery!
I recently acquired this bread crock from a house that was getting demolished. It has never been used, has no chips or cracks and is huge!
We have wonderful friends that give us jars. The large coffee jars are perfect for pantry storage.
We have a couple of new additions to the hen house.
And the girls are laying again after a long break.
Lots to learn...
The spiders are awakening from the cold winter.
Life for us is pretty much continuing on as normal. We are not people that socialise regularly at pubs, clubs, gyms etc. Give me a cup of tea, cake, friends and family any day...
The home and garden are my peaceful haven, and I do not mind if I have to spend time in both of these should we go back into round two of lock down. We are unable to travel interstate, but that is fine too because so long as there is no second wave of C-19, we have plenty of beautiful places in South Australia to visit.
Tell me, what keeps you grounded in these unusual times?
See you soon,
PS. Yesterday I had blogger change this blog over to the new format. I thought I would give it a go, but what a nightmare! The photos wouldn't line up and the sizing is all wrong, so I have reverted back to the original. I don't know if eventually I will have to use the new one, but for now I'll stick with what I know. Anyone else had issues with the new blogger changes?