An Award, pour moi, and Random Facts

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.

Are they...

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


  1. Poor little puppy! How terrible. The photo says it all.

    I love to hear, "Mama, I love you" out of the blue. The other day Jane and I were grocery shopping and she said those very words. A woman standing a few feet away gushed over Jane's sweet words and said, "Your darling just made my day". I couldn't help but thank God for encouraging this stranger.

    Children are so sweet! They really know how to love!!!

  2. Poor Jackson! Glad he's doing better.

    I have to ask...what's a strainer? I'm hoping it is just a different word for something I know, but I can't figure it out from the photos.

  3. A 'strainer' is just the big fence post at the corners, Laurie. I guess they 'take the strain'... Have a look when you're next over...tomorrow? ;)

  4. oh, glad the pup is doing better...it's so sad when situations like that occur.

    wanted to wish you a happy mother's day even though it's not time in your neck of the woods :)

    God bless ya'll~

  5. On the other side of the world, yet we too will soon be going to bed while it is still daylight. And, yes, I understand two weeks of sunshine is very newsworthy. It's in all the papers and channels when it happens where I live. I'm sorry about your puppy. It is always a pleasure to visit you. Thanks for the sunset and the smile.

  6. I was thinking of your boots when I thought of Stylish :0)

    Poor little pup! I hope you have good vet insurance or whatever you call it!

  7. I definately classify your boots as stylish! AND I might add that I very much appreciate your style! (perhaps even try to adhere to it!)
    Have a great weekend!

  8. Wee Guy......you will make a wonderful husband some day.....make sure you pick them for your wife, too! The wild flowers will melt your future wife's heart just like your Mom's! The flowers are gorgeous!

    Did the Builder teach him that???? {{applause}}

  9. I love a Stylish Blogger list. That's when the good stuff comes out....like your sick puppy and the strainer. Interesting. But of course, I love the sunset the best. Lisa~


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