Saturday, 14 March 2009

A day in my life

Its the 14th March and I am continuing with my "day in my life" posts.  Todays post will be a record of a very ordinary Saturday.

My bedroom window faces east and this is the sky I woke up to this morning.  It is lovely that the mornings are so much lighter now, I am ready to get up around six o'clock - something that never happens during the dark winter months.

The day started with routine tasks, putting a load of washing in the machine, starting to make the bread and putting the batch of chick peas that I soaked overnight in the slow cooker.  I prepare dried beans in batches, soaking enough for three or four meals then cooking them in the crockpot the next day. I freeze the ones I don't need straight away in meal size portions. That way I always have beans ready to add to casseroles etc without having to remember to soak them the night before.

Next a cup of coffee while catching up on with some blog reading.

When I went into the garden to hang out the washing I spent some time with the chickens. Here is Sage 

and Onion,

The division of the garden into chicken and non-chicken areas seems to be working well.  Sage and Onion now seem quite happy in their half of the garden and there have been no more escape attempts.  Its not quite two weeks since I put up this fence and already the non- chicken grass is showing signs of recovery.  I am hopeful that I will be able to grow a few salads in my part of the garden this summer.

This afternoon I combined picking my son up after his match with a quick trip to Waitrose.  I got home in the late afternoon and it was still such a nice day I went for a walk.  Spring seems to be making up for lost time now and the hedges, particularly the hawthorn are beginning to green up.

Some of the hedges looked less attractive though.  The one in the photo below had been recently trimmed. I am sure that the hedge-cutting machines that the council uses are very efficient but the poor hedge looks so ugly and scarred after it has been slashed by the machines. 

By the time I got back it was time to start cooking dinner, todays was curry. Rereading last months "day in my life" post I see we had curry then as well, we don't eat it every Saturday but it does appear quite frequently. This week it was seafood curry with rice.

Now its time to have a cup of Red bush tea and read the paper - a very ordinary Saturday.


Denise said...

That sounds like a lovely relaxing Saturday.

Sage and Onion are so pretty; I'm glad they're getting used to their smaller space.

Your hawthorn is greening up well - I haven't seen anything locally that is that advanced. Most of our hedgerows still appear dormant, though I did see some dandelions flowering today.

libby said...

Hi Willow,

Sounds like a lovely day to me. So glad you're continuing these posts - I am too. I'm looking forward to seeing your Spring/Summer posts. We were supposed to be coming to the UK in August but have had to put our trip off till hopefully next year.


sweetmyrtle said...

I love the simplicity of your days and hope one day i shall reach a point where my days find a slower more gentle pace. My husband would have loved to join you for a seafood curry (i don't eat seafood)!
Glad to see the fence is working too!
Hope we can meet up soon?!
with love
Ginny x

Heather L. said...

A lovely day! Amazing how the chicken grass is different now from the non-chicken grass! Your spring is still quite far ahead of ours.

Simply Authentic said...

The day as always sounds wonderful! I'm glad you had time for the walk and just to enjoy the surroundings. Glad also that the chickens are getting use to their half of the garden---what a great idea that was! Hope you are well! Thanks for the well wishes :-)