At home for at least 4 weeks… lockdown officially starting Wednesday at midnight
We have been told to stay home unless we have essentials to purchase at grocery or chemist shops so David took a trip to Otaki for bird food and vegetables and bread on Monday afternoon. Today we have been about home, David pruning trees on the boundary facing the north to keep our view open and I have prepared this website, planted out some silver beet in the glasshouse before lunch and made a trip on the dam track to collect the bag, listen for birds in 3 places and put out bait on the chapel track. A necessary activity is to get exercise and what better place that the bush. A special treat was to find a ripe strawberry today when weeding, pity it had been eaten a bit but we shared the remainder. Still a surprise and delight. I headed home to cook up a batch of zuchinni pickle using some of the onions and peppers David purchased yesterday, sweetened with honey. I had left it sprinkled in salt for a couple of hours, washed it then cooked it in white vinegar, water, honey, turmeric and dill seeds. Washing was hurriedly bought in when a shower passed through.It’s easy to spend lots of time listening to New Zealand and world news so I think I need to limit the amount of time I focus on that. I have offered some spare silver beet and Russian kale plants to Bryony and Mark as there stay may be longer than originally planned.The family have set up a facebook page for the family in messenger so we can connect visually. A bit of a journey as we would normally see the grandchildren at least once a fortnight. I had the thought about Gods love surrounding me as well as my protector and provider as I woke this morning… a great thought to start the day.