Wednesday, 21 September 2016

going for a walk

September has arrived in full swing and the temperatures have dropped. At the beginning of last week, we still reached 35 degrees Celsius easily and by the end of the week we needed jackets and even hats in the morning. That doesn't stop us from going outside though. The boys love going outside and by now they both want to run on their own feet. As we are out in the country that is something they can do to their hearts contend.  Sometimes we go to they playground but most of the time we are out in the fields. Niki fell the other day and bit his lip, so he is a bit more cautious but Jake will just run faster and faster and laugh and giggle while he does. 

I need to desperately go in the garden. The carrots need harvesting and after the recent rain, the weeds are exploding. I need to weed the garden and prepare the soil but I honestly don't know when to do this. The two of them are too much for my mum to look after outside and I don't want them to sit inside while I am outside. Our garden is not very save to be honest as you can fall out of the garden on the concrete, so someone needs to be next to the boys. I have to come up with something soon I guess.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

tomato harvest

Tomato harvest is pretty much underway here. Despite the fact that I have 10 plants less then last year, I have enough tomatoes to harvest some each day. So far I have made soup (and froze some), bruschetta, salad and canned tomato sauce the other night. The sauce should last a few month throughout the winter and the soup, well we will see how long that will last. I still have many tomatoes so will do another round of soup and maybe try my hand on pizza sauce too this year.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Welcome September

Summer is at it's end and September is here. It's still nice and warm here but you can feel the shift in season already in the air. We are still spending the majority of our time outside. Niklas is doing pretty well now with walking on his own in the house, so I want him to practice as much as possible outside barefoot before the shoe season starts. 

We spend the majority of the afternoons on a meadow not far from our home. There we can watch horses and the ducks in the pond and the boys have the freedom to run and crawl around as much as they want. Sometimes we meet some of our friends there but today we were on our own. 

What are you doing this September?