Wednesday, September 01, 2010
April has got over her fall from yesterday and, apart from a bruise on her wrist, seems perfectly ok - she was out enjoying the sunshine again, in the garden this time - finding stuff to put in her bucket :)
Talking of the garden, we've had a strange thing going on - birds eggs! We have now found 3 empty eggshells dropped on the lawn near our back door. Birds do this when their chicks hatch and they don't want the eggshells to be obvious to predators - they remove them from the nest, fly a little distance away and drop them. So, we assume, there is a nest of little chicks somewhere nearby - just seems very late in the year to be hatching chicks! No idea what bird it is - can't tell from the eggs, they're just very small and pure white.
Here's one we found yesterday (sorry for the blur!)
... and here's April with one she found today
Today, there has been much busyness in the kitchen. Tim helped me pick the last few crabapples and I got started on the cinnamon jelly (will post recipe and pics when finished), it's currently straining into a jug. I also made 2 loaves of bread and Tim made some yummy "proper" custard to go with pudding this evening - he's also got some soup to make. There are such gorgeous smells wafting around!
Tim also got asked to play piano for the BOS rehersals for their Christmas show - every Monday evening starting mid-September. Nice extra pennies for Christmas - always welcome! :)