How does one describe an ordinary day filled with the little stuff of life in a way that will both entertain and invigorate. As you know my promises are that every Kitchens Garden blog will be about Yesterday, it will be the unvarnished truth (no shining up) and it will be on my own little farm (unless we are travelling).
These have been the Rules since I began this blog over four years ago. These exact same rules. They are not negotiable.
And often nothing much out of the ordinary happens on a farm. Some animals get fatter. Some must stay slim. Some are gestating (hopefully) and some are just lying about thinking about nothing very much at all. These ordinary days are so filled with loveliness.
I was able to garden my way along the border of a flower garden today. This is bliss for me. I love to grow beautiful deep beds of flowers and bushes and trees, moving back up the tiers, planting and pruning for a summers worth of colour. I love the beauty of my flower beds as much as the practicality of the vegetable gardens.
So now that we are sliding into Autumn and Winter, the waiting seasons, you will experience with me the Waiting. The Quiet. The Sameness of every day life on a little wanna-be Sustainable and wanna-be Self Sufficient farm. The pure gentle day of taking dead wood out of trees and trimming back hydrangeas and staking out the spots for the new daffodils. Feeding the pigs, collecting eggs and leading the cow in for milking. Nothing much but Everything.
The little stuff of life. It is the most important. I say: have fun dealing with the little stuff. Let the big stuff be for a while. “Look after the Pennies and the Pounds will look after you. ” Told to me by an old man on Holloway Road in London – after I dropped my change on the floor and he helped me pick it up by pushing the pennies forward with his walking stick. I think this saying works well with Life as well as Finances. (Of course this does not include the pounds I have put on eating Hugo’s crepes!)
I hope you have a lovely day,