December 06, 2013

A Journey towards Summer.

There has been many great things happened over the past few months, rather than telling you a huge story, I thought you might like to just have a wee insight and some cool pics to let your eyes wander through our journey towards Summer.

      We had 4 wee lambs born in late September, early October, 2 boys and two girls.
                                                     This is little black knees...

Here are the 4 babies with Broken leg, she's the Mum of the little ones, Mamma at the front with her two, and Marmajuke back right, she's Grandma, but passed away in late October. One life begins as another ends. A wee happy sad story.

My brother in law on Holiday wearing his birthday pressie from us. An All Black training top.
We are trying to talk them into coming over for holiday...

                                Broken leg cleaning little Black Knees, what a great Mum she is.


                       Brooke on the deck, enjoying the glorious day with relaxed .doggies


Went to vintage second hand shop, there is a consortium of these shops in the area, that all advertise each other's stores and it's a great way to support each other by inviting customer to shop around...
We went to one on the way to Matakana, and got a couple of lamp shades. This one is an industrial looking one for Kitchen. Looks cool.


                            This orange one looks quite Retro in the wee dining room area

We also tried our hand a building a Pergola, it was a challenge but in the end it is quite surprising what you can achieve when you push through. We also stained it 'black bean' and used some old pallets as seats, some wooden gates as lean backs and shelter. It will be a nice cool space for the warm summer days.


Harry our Rooster, what a cool little guy. He keeps all the girls in line, tells them where and (often) when to eat, they all scurry up to him when he sources food. He does get a very good return for his investment, if you know what I mean? 


                       Brooke created
 a wall garden from an old pallet, it's coming on great.


            The onion on the right is shop bought, the others are some of Brooke's garden variety...


                                     Fresh potatoes from the garden for beauty.


                            Some of our UK trip photos, what a great trip home.


           Brooke made some yummy Pizza for lunch, she has an amazing, quick dough recipe.

                                  Some of the 12 girls Harry gets to look after, lucky fella! 


                          Brooke's onions, almost ready to lift and dry out.....stunning.

                      What epitomises Summer more than the sight of sweetcorn growing...


                                                Roses growing in the Summer sun...

                                               Blue sky,flowers and good times...


       The wee house is transforming before our eyes, Summer brings the best out in everything..

   The orchard we planted last year is really coming on, won't be long until we can pick our first crop

                                                       Apples...not too far away...

                                                Pathway through the garden of Eden....


                         Remember the woolly gate, well it's hanging out in the Garden now...

Well that's all folks, I hope you had fun wandering towards Summer with us. The Cottage is slowly become more and more connected to the gardens and it's surrounding. It's a joy to bring the things you love together, to have a garden that provides beautiful food for you and a surrounding that feels, well...just feels right I guess. 

Enjoy your journey towards Summer, see you soon.

Maggie x.

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