We might be in lockdown here in Melbourne, but I'm not sure where my week has gone. We have lots of spare time on our hands even with the small amount of work we still have. Maintaining a clean home, putting food on the table each night and growing a garden are no small tasks. Maybe I just feel like nothing big or remarkable has been achieved this week.
Still, we a grateful and blessed for the life we lead and even more blessed to have a decent sized backyard to enjoy during these challenging times.
Here's what we got up to this week -
* Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness. Used recycled bread bags to store the bread in the freezer.
* Baked a batch of pumpkin scones using the pumpkin we were blessed with.
* Gratefully received 12 roti breads from a cleaning client who made them fresh while we were cleaning their home. They have a roti bread machine on their kitchen bench and the husband sat there making them for us.
* Gratefully received a container of pumpkin soup from Megan who dropped it off for us. We'll be having it for lunch today with some of the roti breads.
* Saved the washing machine water, drink bottle water and shower warm up water to reuse around our home and garden.
* Picked kale, silverbeet, lemons, lettuce and spinach from our garden.
* Darren mowed the lawn and gave some of the clippings to the chickens to enjoy. The rest of the clippings went into the compost bin.
* Baked ANZAC biscuits and choc chip biscuits using homemade dough from the freezer.
* Froze leftovers of honey mustard chicken.
* Turned electronic standby lights off and turned the doorbell off each night.
* One of our chickens started laying eggs again. The other chicken has been a freeloader for more than 3 years.
* Pruned a wayward lavender plant and kept some of the flowers to put in a vase.
* Dried the washing on the line when we had milder days. The rest of the washing was dried on clothes horses over ducted heating vents.
|From our chicken|
|Our roti bread blessing|
|From the garden|