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Spring

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Spring is such a glorious season! There are buds and flowers on most of the fruit trees. Life and rebirth are everywhere I look. I feel energised and excited to plant more veggies and flowers in our garden. We’ve also been filling the bird feeder with fruit and seed and various feathered friends have been visiting our garden each day. Jen and Erie have just started writing their September test series for School. Unfortunately the flu is still lingering in our home… we just can’t seem to shake it.

I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons.

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I’ve had the most wonderful birthday today! My family is my greatest blessing!

Above are photos of our beautiful Wisteria creeper in bloom all along the side of our house and up and around our telephone pole. Spring is just breathtaking, don’t you think?

Have a marvellous day xx

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Saturday Morning

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I’ve been feeding the birds more regularly now that it’s Winter, as soon as I go outside with  seed and fruit, they appear out of nowhere and wait patiently for me to finish filling the feeders. As soon as I leave they descend and the feasting begins!

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Both of these plants, an Avo on the right and a Lemon in the black pot self-seeded and are growing well! I love it when nature does this, takes things into her own hands and creates something wonderful! We tend to throw avo pips out of our kitchen window as we cut them open, and amazingly enough, they just start growing!

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Our borehole is supplying us with copious amounts of water, we haven’t had rain since April so this underground water is such a blessing.

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Our Sandy is always hoping that someone will walk by and throw her ball. She brings it to us, drops it on the ground, picks it up again as if to say, “Come on, just one more time, please!”

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Charlie, resting against a pumpkin amongst the Rosemary bush in the kitchen windowbox. He will eventually saunter back into our house, smelling of wonderful oils…

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Here is the result of the baking from the other day, the Banting rusks, they are lovely and SO filling!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Weekend

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We had a lovely weekend, hockey on Saturday and a braai with good old friends on Sat evening. We sat outside by a bonfire and enjoyed the cool Autumn air. On Sunday morning Richard had quite a bad fall while riding his mountain bike. We spent the afternoon in the ER, his knee was extremely swollen. He’s ok but very sore and has a stage race next week that he’s been training for for 6 months. I really hope he recovers in time for Sani.

Caiden and Kye have been raking leaves there are so many, as soon as the wind blows even slightly, a river of leaves slowly trickle down to the ground. Leaf piles are such fun to play in! My mom has been clearing out her old house and gave me this cat to put in the garden, Delilah spotted it and wasn’t too sure if it was real or not, it was so cute to watch.

Most of our indigenous plants are flowering at the moment, the bees and butterflies are everywhere in our garden again. Autumn is my favourite season of all…

Have a lovely week.

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