September is a month full of changes and shifts in the season for us. The weather is warming up, we have had beautiful rain and shearing is on the horizon.
On the coldest, wettest day we had experienced for weeks our sheep dog population expanded by eight. It seems that unplanned, teenage pregnancies can happen even in the most well-regulated families and farmyards. I am pleased to report that this little crew are all doing well and receiving plenty of attention.
On the same wet day, late in the afternoon this is what we found on our afternoon walk. Water and wildflowers sparkling in the sun.
When a friend has birthday, baking a cake is the obvious thing to do. But, when this friend happens to be a truly talented baker herself then the big guns are required. I chose this enormous chocolate chip slab cake and drizzled it with salted caramel icing, both recipes thanks to Country Style magazine. Unfortunately due to rain and muddy roads we didn’t get to actually lighting the candles, but I believe the cake was enjoyed a few days later nonetheless.
While most of my vegetable garden is teetering between winter clean up mode and spring planting mode the cabbages are still going strong.
I have been busily cooking, styling, recipe tweaking and taking photos for the spring issue of Graziher magazine. I cannot wait to see the next issue; it is exciting to be sharing pages with so many other clever rural women. Thank you Claire for the opportunity.
Ellie from The Darling Design Co has recently given my blog page a spruce up. The behind the scenes world of Blogger is mostly a mystery to me and I am delighted with this fresh look. Thank you Ellie, it has been wonderful to engage with a talented, young local business woman who understands my situation and my surrounds.
Is the season shifting at your place?
Are you baking or making or sprucing things up?
Happy Sunday, friends x