We recently had an afternoon filled with bad tempers and frustration caused mostly by the malfunction of a certain piece of Apple technology. I am not sure what was more frustrating, the actual malfunction or our inability to fix it. Either way, after dinner Terry opened his leather working kit and made some horse equipment with his own hands.
Sitting at our kitchen table, talking while a set of grass reins took shape, the irritations of the day seemed to melt. Perhaps that is the difference between technology and making things by hand.
I am loving the bumpy surface on this Long Florence zucchini which has just started to produce in my veggie patch. Each summer I find the first zucchini harvest so exciting and then as the summer progresses and the zucchinis start to clamber over the fence I start to fear them!
Flowers picked from the garden and a beeswax candle. A peaceful display in amongst the chaos of school, paperwork, washing, toys and family life.
A brave little fig tree growing in the paddock near our house. The lush foliage is very noticeable against the red dirt and dry grass. The tree has been surrounded by a sturdy square of portable sheep handling yards to keep it safe from hungry horses, kangaroos and anyone else who feels the need for a green snack.
Are you admiring your vegetables or making stuff with your hands?
I hope so.
Have a lovely weekend!
*Grass reins are light reins used to prevent stubborn ponies from eating grass while being ridden, particularly useful for young riders.