Today I am reflecting on some good things from the past few days.
A morning spent with my daughter and her pony. It was both peaceful and heart-warming to watch them walk, trot and jump as a team while the sun rose.
Once a week I deliver fresh eggs to a local café. My egg business is not a million dollar industry but my café friends love fresh eggs and I love delivering them. It is a happy arrangement.
On Friday I met a dear friend for lunch and I gave her a box of cucumbers from my garden. She gave me a jar of her luscious Fig, Ginger and Pepper jam. Paula offers gentle, wise support and cheerful conversation. In the past she has also given me countless pieces of bread equipment and produce. We share friendship and a love of food things.
My children aged 7 and 4 have been collecting dried bean pods for seed saving, soaking seeds ready for planting, harvesting cucumbers and helping with autumn seedlings. They have done a lot of this independently using their own initiative. I really couldn't ask for better helpers in the garden.
I have found some really amazing friends through blogging. Sophie is one of them and she is about to release a book. I received an early copy in the mail, thank you Sophie. This book is farm life, warmth, family, goodness and real food all bound together with some gorgeous artwork from Sophie’s mum. If this book does not inspire you to get into the kitchen, absolutely nothing will. Book details here.
In the past week, just like everyone else I have experienced moments of tiredness, frustration and mess. But, on this Monday morning I am stocktaking the good stuff and trying to let go of the less important stuff.
Do you ever stock take the good stuff in your life?