Sunday, June 29, 2008

A visitor

Today a resident frog moved into our pond.
We don't know where he came from, but this morning he was just there!

I hope he'll stay for a while ...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pond update

At the weekend we treated ourselves to a few pond plants, which have reformed our little pond.
There is now also a little water feature, which helps to airate the water.

As you can see the water - which had turned very green for a while - is starting to clear quite nicely.

Our two pond snails are helping in that process. Here is one of them in action
It is a Great Pond Snail (Lymnea Stagnalis), and it looks strangely like Yoda from Star Wars. Teehee!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jam making

Working only part-time may mean that we are not very rich in financial terms - but we are rich in time!

Today was my day off, and I made some rhubarb (or should that be roobarb) jam.
I life rhubarb jam, because it keeps its tart flavour very well.

Here is the preparation:

And here the finished result. Yum!
Jam sandwich, anybody?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Today we made ...

... a pond!
So, it is only a very little pond, but we are hoping it will attract some wildlife into our garden.
Somewhere for the birds to drink.
And perhaps even a resident frog.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Slowing down

Over the last week or two I have had trouble with my wrist, leading to weakness and shooting pain in my thumb.
As a result I haven't been able to spend much time at the computer or do any knitting or crocheting.

At the same time my right knee has been playing up, so I will have to give running a rest for a bit too.

It seems like I cannot do the things I most enjoy.
It's as if somebody is telling me to slow down and look around me! So I am trying to be a bit philosophical about it, and make the most of my enforced slowing down period.

Still, it does feel strange ...
Any ideas how I could be spending my time?