My DH made a decision yesterday and said that this weekend we would be at home and have no visitors. It was an quite strange when he said this as it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was girding up my mind and body for more visitors. Please do not get me wrong I like visitors and we do enjoy them. It is just that it seems to have been non stop for months now. This no visitors included family. He tells me not to feel guilty about us wanting our own time, to be together for a weekend with no one coming. So I laughingly said I would drive the car to the end of the drive pop a sign on it and leave it there for the weekend. He said lets do it. So here it is..
I added quickly an amendment that all was okay though.
We have had a lovely week with some lovely suprises. The bench that DH had begun to build for me but sadly not able to finish, arrived home, and we spent a pleasant 40mins together oiling it to protect it for the rain that was forecast for later in the evening. We were rushing as it was so gray, but we made it and the oil even dried mostly.
The beautiful timber is a local one called Huon Pine. It is a extremely slow growing timber and there sadly is not a lot of trees remaining. He also has made me a coffee table and side table.
Two hens are now moulting and my egg count is down to 1 or less a day. So I guess with a 50% reduction in the work crew the other two are doing their best.
We have been having rain which has been very needed. Full rain tanks.
Daphne is getting ready to bloom, and a friend had jonquils in her garden this week. We walked through the garden this afternoon in a short sunny break. As we walked through our Wattle tree arbour we were noticing all the blossoms developing, and all of a sudden in the sunlight we noted the fluffy blossoms of one ahead. As we approached I asked DH if he could smell the sweet smell that was coming on the breeze and sunshine? Surprisingly he could the warmth of the brief sunny break warmed the perfume..bliss.
Sun on fallen timber
Lichen growing on a dead tree in the sunshine
all in all a lovely memorable short walk about our garden with my love today. This is what living is about to me. Being able to stop, stand still looking at all we have and feeling rich and so very fortunate to live where we do. Knowing that our journey is as magic as the amazing things we have around us that nature provides, and we have harnessed. Having someone to have such times with and love, simple pleasures, mean so much.