Here we are in April and the season is finally changing. The days are getting shorter, the mornings are darker and cooler and I am pleased to finally have some relief from the heat.
Every year I love watching the light change around the house and out and about. I feel a little more creative when the light isn’t so harsh and I have been chasing the pretty light in the mornings and evenings.
Over the Easter weekend I baked a challah loaf which we ate on Easter Sunday in the paddock. The crust was beautifully golden and I was quietly impressed with my dough plaiting, however the bread was slightly dry and the loaf went hard quickly. Back to the drawing board on this one I think.
Two tiny bunches of flowers left in my work boots as a surprise from my daughter. These small acts of kindness just melt my heart at the end of a long day.
Our pack of sheep dogs enjoying an afternoon paddock tour.
On Saturday I lit a little fire at our horse yards, just before sunrise. The horse riders did their thing while I cooked pikelets on the open fire to share on their return. Every weekend should start with a gentle fire, something tasty and views of the sunrise. Horses are optional but they do give us a purpose!
Brave broccoli seeds poking through the soil in the vegetable garden.
One rockmelon still going strong. Do I pull it out to make way for winter vegetables or leave it? I always have this dilemma as the seasons change.
How are the April days treating you so far?
Are you enjoying a change in the season?
As my friend Brydie recently said to me: I hope your tea is hot and your sunrise/sunset is beautiful today. I thought these were lovely words.
Happy Sunday friends x