round hereabouts


Hats off to my homeschooling friends, I'm about to dispatch my smallies to a far distant military academy. Hello second week of school holidays. If I was on holiday too, how much fun we'd have. I struggle not to peer green-eyed at holidaying friends sashaying through the interminable fortnight with activities and days off together and cheerfulness. Over here it feels like one long juggle. 

The exception being the last two days with beloved visiting cousins staying. From the kitchen I could hear lots of happy game-related shrieking, I could see lots of running past the windows and if someone fell an older cousin picked them up, if one was hungry they'd all stop for a snack. There was spotlight after dinner and shows rehearsed then performed on the verandah. It was gorgeous. 


And hello Spring.


My favourite herb, coriander, coming up in spades.


Tomatoes are shooting. 


Onions are about to bulb. 


Celery is blanching. 


Potatoes are thriving. 


Pumpkins are running out and I'm saving seeds from the best to plant in a yard the chooks have just cleared. 

And those small militarians of mine, they're shooting up out of the ground too, and with a bit of food and water will flourish at whatever boarding school they attend next year, I'm sure.


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