Big Brother was separating the sheep from their lambs today. This always makes me sad - more for the sheep than for the lambs - although tomorrow morning we'll be woken to a cacophony of bleating from poor, motherless lambs.
My momma heart bleeds. Thankfully, I'm not the one making these decisions. Big Brother knows what he's doing.
This is Louis. He's one of the not-nice-but-dim dogs. No, I think I need to re-word that: He is nice, but he's not dim. He's Jackson's cousin. He's gorgeous.
And this is Ben - another cousin of Jackson's. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.... watching the sheep with interest, but not getting anywhere near them.
See, the dogs in Lewis are all related too - just like we are. Of course, the dogs are related by blood, but by adoption. That's okay though - they're still cousins.
Not that I've ever broken this news to Jackson. As far as he's concerned, I'm his Mama, so I'd appreciate none of you bringing up the subject of where he came from in his presence.
I'll show more of today's photos on Monday (when I ask BB some questions regarding ... you know... er, stuff he was doing), but for now, have a look at this.
Oi! Look this way! Thank you, that's just perfect for this photo. All of you, just stay still a minute and look at the camera.
Thank you. You've been a smashing audience.
Yes, yes, I got your good side.
Inside the house, there was some food on the go. Katie made her Victoria Sponge. (I'll post the recipe she uses soon.)
Here is a photo of Reason #275 for having daughters.
It is also a photo of Reason #186 that I am not shedding a certain 8-unwelcome-lbs.
There were more cauliflower and broccoli ready for harvesting. Some of it will be eaten tomorrow, some of it went into soup, and some was blanched, bagged and frozen.
Unlike those of you living in the baking heat, we don't tend to have bags of ice handy. Fortunately, I found this one in the freezer - just what I needed for the job at hand.
The photo doesn't show the colour properly, but the broccoli is so green after being blanched.
All being well, this will be used when there's no fresh broccoli or cauli on the go.
I hope y'all have a blessed Lord's Day. If you are looking for something to listen to, here's a recommendation from me: Hannah Prepared for Blessing.
I was blessed listening to it, and it spoke specifically to some needs of my own soul right at the time I needed that. I hope it may be blessed to others too.