I could make a to-do list that stretched to infinity at the moment. It is amazing how behind illness can put you. It does not take much to get out of your routine and for things to be left or forgotten. But I am trying to space the catch up over a few weeks to not make it too daunting!
Garden and homestead
- Veggie garden - continue weeding and mulching, plant out areas as completed.
- Pot up self-seeded loquat plants.
- Plant potatoes at the end of the week (this is the best moon planting day for roots).
- Rake out chicken pen and put on potato patch and corn corner.
- Continue building chicken compost pile.
- Cook up wheat for chickens.
Knitting, sewing, crafting
- Three hours of hand quilting on Miss Ballerina's quilt.
- Photograph yarn for the past few months subscriptions and upload to stash on Ravelry.
- Finish Girl On Fire shawl.
- Knit one night on Minecraft pickaxe (still haven't started this!).
- Must start thinking about Christmas gifts! This is, of course, a good excuse to look through all my knitting/sewing books.
- Refill pantry containers.
- Sort two boxes from shed.
- Take unneeded items to op shop.
- Planning for Legoman's birthday party.
- Clean out fridge - it has become a bit out of control while I have been ill and not doing the grocery shopping.
- Sort baby clothes.
- Start school holiday planning - only two weeks to go! One activity I know we will be doing is making 'lashings of ginger beer'. Whirlwind and I have been reading the Famous Five series and they always have plenty of ginger beer. I haven't made ginger beer in years and I really love it - don't know why I haven't thought to make it before now.
These two books are fabulous as I simply love childrens' books and planning activities from them. I will be using Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer for the recipe for ginger beer. It has recipes from books such as Dancing Shoes, The Famous Five, Little House in the Big Woods, Paddington Bear and one of my childhood favourites, the Billabong series by Mary Grant Bruce. I love these two books as they are all about the classics; I find it hard to make an attachment to newer childrens' books. Although there are exceptions to that - love The Penderwicks and the Kingdom of Silk series. I think I am feeling a post on childrens' books coming on!