Feather your Nest Friday, 19th November, 2021.
It was a lovely week if you don't count yesterday! We had our first fires of the season started by lightening. Fires sprung up across the district. We were soon in a blanket of smoke, a gale wind picked up and I went from a normal morning to running to bring the animals in close to the house, watering, driving up the hill to see where the smoke was coming from. The wind was so strong at one point I thought oh no... it was blowing the fires towards us. I was moving the goats and I started to panic and feel sick. I realised this was not a good time for a panic attack.
We were very lucky. My brother wasn't so lucky as he lost a lot of pasture but overall we came out of it well and the wind dropped, the temperature went down... and today it has rained!
So apart from that hiccup the week was very good! Some of the ways I got ahead, added to my pantry and garden were:
I was able to pick roses at my daughters place. She has a very old garden full of the most beautiful scented roses.
I filled the basket with lemons as well. At home I made up vases of roses for the table and next to the bed. It is the pink ones that are so scented. They truly are heavenly.