Sweltering is a good way to describe our life just at the moment. My vegetable garden is hot, crisp and battling against the elements. However, we are safe and sound and really that is all that matters.
Earlier this week as I waited for Terry to return home from fighting a bushfire I watched the sunrise over our house dam. At the moment this is the coolest and calmest part of the day.
In the cool of the mornings I have managed to make two batches of passata thanks to Terry's family and their bumper tomato crop.
After a few failed attempts I have finally produced an acceptable batch of sourdough in our wood oven. Cooking with fire certainly adds an extra challenge to bread making.
Our chooks have been enjoying crispy dried up sunflower heads.
Some home butchering has been done and our meat supply has been replenished.
Our children are now old enough that we can enjoy swimming in our house dam, just as we did years ago. This has been cool relief in the afternoons for everyone.
We have been eating zucchini chocolate cake and drinking our coffee with ice, I just cannot face hot coffee at the moment.
Where ever you are I hope you are safe, cool and enjoying the simple things in life.