Kirsteen, at Life in a Household of Boys passed this award onto me.
Let's put them together: Stylish. Me.
I'm trying....really, I'm trying to find the connection between these two words. I'm failing. But, Kirsteen, I really appreciate the award.
I am to find some random facts to go with the award, but, as I am kind of random in general, I am able to give you one of my normal posts.
1. Sometimes I get asked why I homeschool. Of course there are many deep and meaningful reasons, but yesterday when the Wee Guy was doing his subtractions, he looked up from the page, and simply said, 'Mum, I love you'. He then carried on with his Maths as though this was the most normal thing in the world to do whilst doing Maths.
Do I only homeschool to have that sweet little mouth say these things to me out of the blue? No.
Do they make every second of it worthwhile? You better believe it.
wild flowers he picked yesterday afternoon for me
2. Does this fella...
...look well to you?
This little baby has been so unwell this week. I mean seriously unwell. He spent two days in Intensive Care at the vet's (They don't really call it Intensive Care, but it was intensive, and it was care).
He had a serious bacterial infection. I don't want to be gross here, but it was eating away at the lining of his gut. He was keeping no foods nor fluids in his stomach, and as well as his food and drink, a lot of blood was coming out both ends too. By the time we got him to the vet, he was seriously dehydrated, as well as seriously ill. He spent two days on a drip, is still on antibiotics, and on a special diet, but has improved hugely.
Oh boy, it is not pleasant watching your puppy suffering. Not pleasant at all. 'Mammy's heart was sore, wasn't it, Jackson, and there was nothing she could do for you.'
3. We had almost two weeks of sunshine. We had some rain yesterday and today, but this evening is beautifully sunny again. I can assure you that this weather fact is worth mentioning.
4. The Builder and co were getting a couple of strainers into the ground today, ready to fence off our vegetable plot.
The hole for the strainer is deep...
...and the strainer is huge
...much huger than what we see above ground...
I had no idea there was so much underground. Then again, I don't have much idea about anything on the croft. C'est la vie.
Er, I don't think they're straight, mate.
Oh, maybe they are. I think it's me that was not quite right.
5. I couldn't post without mentioning my veggies.
I took a note today of the specific varieties of brasiccas I'd planted, because some - like the brocolli in this photo - did really well. Every seed I planted sprouted....
...whilst others - like this variety of cauliflower - had a very poor success rate. I have other cauliflower seedlings, so it's okay, but I wanted to take note of the name and make of seed, so I wouldn't go for them again.
Here is the tray of Romanesco. They had a high success rate too. Let's hope they're just as successful when they actually get into the ground.
Well, there are my five random bits of news.
But you didn't really think you were gonna get off without a sunset, did you?
Two nights ago, with my washing line in the foreground.
Nice touch, I thought.
(I didn't really.)
This was from two nights ago. As I write this - at 8.30pm - it's broad daylight outside. It feels like only a couple of weeks ago when the sun was setting mid-afternoon. And here we are with daylight almost until we go to bed.
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22