Monday, 14 September 2009

A day in my life

My day in my life this month has been a very slow day as I am still under the weather from a cold/flu bug. It started last Wednesday with a sore throat and since then I seem to have worked my way through a complete list of cold symptoms. I am now left with a constant cough and no energy hence the slow day.

Like our chickens, I have divided my day into periods of activity followed by periods of just sitting!

It was a good washing day today so all the beds were stripped and the sheets dried in the breeze.

The leaves have started to fall from the oak trees, the same colour as the feathers from a moulting chicken.

It has been a good year for apples. I am coming to the end of the Discovery eating apples on my dwarf tree but there are some good sized fruit on the Bramley.

I picked four apples and our pudding tonight was baked apples stuffed with raisins and pecans, perfect comfort food.

I made a short trip to the allotment. I hadn't been there for a week but at this time of the year I can get away with giving it less attention. I didn't have the energy to do any gardening but came home with a couple of courgettes, a few french beans and some lambs lettuce.

Back home for another rest in the garden before cooking dinner, easy food, a fish crumble using tinned salmon with the allotment vegetables and then the baked apples.

This evening I've been resting again (really getting fed up with my lack of energy now) and knitting. My current knitting is not very exciting, dishcloths, but simple knitting is about right for my slightly foggy brain at the moment!


Heather L. said...

I'm sorry you haven't been well and hope you will be back to normal soon. Your Bramleys look gorgeous! Wish I could get some here. I'm to get 1/2 bushel of apples tomorrow from the orchard to tide us over until we go again. They are so much better than from the supermarket.

Simply Authentic said...

It sounds like a lovely day, although I sure hope you are feeling better soon! Continue to rest up but accomplish what you can in the moments when you feel up to it. Plenty of continued fluids and rest though! Best to you!