Friday, 29 March 2013

Makeover.

Everything is changing in our world at the moment. I'm still shocked every week at the Supermarket at the rising prices of groceries, not just food, but detergents and household items are rising too. Many of my cleaning items are home made anyway, but pot scourers are now on my luxury item list!!!


As an antidote to the stresses we're all going through, I've decided to give my garden and studio a complete facelift. I need somewhere to chill out and think. Somewhere to do my writing and meditation and where we can all relax as a family. Even the dog seems stressed at the moment!!! I'd really like to make a little sculpture like this one in the path around my tiny pond and I have more than enough pebbles and shells from beach combing, so it won't cost me anything.

I've also taken inspiration from these next two pictures for re-styling the outdoor Studio. As I've moved inside more or less permanently, the outdoor studio will be my writing and meditation room. I'm thinking my finances can stretch to a pot of white paint and I've plenty of edging materials for pathways etc...

I love the profusion of plants in this picture and want to achieve something like it around the studio and greenhouse. I already have so many seeds saved from last year and it's easy to take cuttings from lavender and box, for edging.  I'd also like to make some more willow edging like I did for the front garden. It looks so pretty now that the daffodils are out.


  Finally, this is the image I'm aiming for, haha.  Well, you've got to aim high :D  I'll be working all weekend if the weather permits (fingers crossed) so there should be plenty of pictures and updates of the real thing.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Surprises!

One of these days I'll write a book about my life and it's crazy see-saw events. It goes to show that you should never give up on a dream, maybe change the ingredients a little, but hang in there and stay hopeful. Poor health and money issues seemed set to put an end to my goat keeping, but it's possible that it's not all over yet. I can't say anymore until I know for sure, but for now I've enjoyed spending time with my little goatlings and then on Saturday my sweet goat Yarrow went into labour.

She produced the daintiest little doe kid that I've called Bella. Here she is 10minutes after birth :D
I was so pleased that I had a female and this little girl looks just like her Father, who retired from breeding this year, so a huge bonus.
She's dried out in this picture and looks just like her Mama AND her Father, I'm soooo happy :D