Monday, 10 October 2016

♥Country Diary Entry ~ October♥

 
The oldest and the youngest...Caleb {5 months} and I

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A glimpse into my world...in October
 
A glimpse into my day...
After a busy morning of sowing seeds and weeding, I enjoyed a cup of tea and a scrumptious bran muffin with my mom whilst chatting about the happy developments in the garden...
Now I am working on a few blog posts in between tidying my room...and I think a cup of coffee is on the horizon...{{Smiles}}
I hope to write a letter a bit letter and perhaps do a little sewing.  Mondays are generally my gardening days, so anything else is simply an extra.  {{Smiles}}

Watching...
We have been watching the old BBC series, Its Not Easy Being Green and feel very inspired in our homesteading!

What I am Reading...
I just finished reading The Thorn by Beverley Lewis.  I have discovered Amish fiction and excitedly anticipate a trip to the library for the next instalment in the Rose Trilogy...{{smiles}}

Listening to...
I love the soundtrack from Woman in Gold and downloaded it just the other day so that I can enjoy it whilst sewing...  It has become our new favourite soundtrack...

Sewing...
Last week I completed an order for six reindeer, four of which I had to make in just three days as I had sales on Saturday, decreasing my stock of reindeer!  I also worked on a Miss Lettice rabbit and hope to finish another this week...  The busy season has begun and thankfully I restocked my fabric supply earlier this month so I can make a selection of things for the market without having to first visit the fabric shop...

Dreaming of...
My garden...preserving the harvest...tea with dear friends who live far away...Christmas...
Making things for my poor, neglected Etsy shoppe...
In the Garden...
The garden is coming along quite nicely now, although for Spring it is still pretty chilly.  The courgette plants are growing happily and I reckon in about two or three weeks we will be harvesting fresh courgettes!  We have just about finished eating our baby potatoes, harvested last month after my potato patch developed blight.  Thankfully we managed to harvest a good 8-10kg of baby and medium potatoes which have been greatly enjoyed in our cooking!
I am now planting lots of beans, other squash as well as plenty of spinach, lettuce and Swiss chard.  
Thankful for... 
Sisters...Nancy celebrates her 17th birthday this Friday and Sofia turns five on Wednesday.  I could not imagine life without them...Nancy keeps us laughing, fills us in parts on history we may or may not have forgotten and appreciating good music...
Sofia is such a precious little lady who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask or simply do...surely it was just yesterday I held her for the first time?

Blessings, dear readers...

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

The pictures are just lovely! Oh, he is surely growing quickly, isn't he? I know you are enjoying every moment. Well, I am up late and trying to prepare for someone who is coming by tomorrow, so will make this quick. Just wanted to say hello, and I so enjoyed your post! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

Mrs.T said...

What an enjoyable post, Kelly-Anne! Such a blessing to see a glimpse into your day and month. Now I need to go and visit your shoppe...

Angel said...

Oh Kelly Anne! It sounds as if you are having such a beautiful October! And the pic of you and Caleb is just precious! Thanking you for sharing your days. I pray they continue to be warm and gorgeous. :)

Angel

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Kelly-Anne, I've been MIA of late, but it's wonderful to read your October diary entry. I love what you are doing and especially love how you've organized it. How fascinating to see it all...point by point. You are certainly one busy country girl, and I praise God that He continues to inspire you and give you joy in all you do. And that sweet Caleb is absolutely the most darling! I love his beautiful face, and his blue eyes are captivating. I'm sure you all love him dearly. Wishing both Nancy and Sofia happy birthday! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Hello, dear Kelly-Anne,

What a lovely post this was, and oh, how sweet are those pictures! It was such a delight to see some pictures of you enjoying your little brother...I know he is such a joy in all your lives. I so enjoyed reading what you've been up to as of late! {{smiles}}

Hope all is well with you! Have a lovely end of the week ♥
With love and hugs!

janice15 said...

A sweet photo of you and your you g brother... Your such an inspired young woman doing many things and stay in the lord.. I congratulate you. Thank you for sharing your days with love Janice

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Such a delightful picture of you and Caleb! Holding the heart up is so cute! I just loved hearing about your days, and how wonderful that you are already enjoying bounty out of your garden! I am inspired to make some of your fabric bookmarks, I just need to get the sewing machine dusted off, lol! Happy hugs to you today dear friend :)

Olivia Bell said...

I very much enjoyed this, it was neat to hear of all you have been up to, my dear friend! It sounds like your garden is coming along beautifully! Fall is in full swing here now, and that begins the rainy season here... which is trying, but rain is a blessing and I need to be grateful! {{smiles}} Looking forward to hearing from you soon, dear friend! {{smiles}}

Jayne M said...

Your reindeer are beautiful! I have just found your blog and it is just delightful. Look forward to many visits here.