Friday, 4 October 2013

I'm back

Hi There
I’m back having been away from blogging for along time. I feel it is time to get back I have had a roller coaster ride of immense sadness having loss my lovely mother. She was my rock a truly remarkable lady who I miss daily but I take comfort in knowing that I feel she is with me in the things she taught me.
I have also had great joy my son and his wife had twins in August a little boy and a little girl who are adorable. We also have our other son and his wife’s little boy who will be 2 on Christmas day who is irresistible. In Australia we have another grandson nearly 6 and another granddaughter who will be three the week after next. They have happy lives and we see lots of pictures of them but it would be nice to be closer. The parcel for their birthdays has been sent and I look forward to pictures of them opening Batman and Peppa Pig pressies.

 I love our small holding more than ever and I still feel this is where I belong and love the fact that everyday brings new scenes and scenarios.

 Earlier this year I rescued a tiny little male kitten


who we have named Sooty, we didn’t know whether he would survive but we tried our best, giving him kitten milk formula every 4 hours, he is 

now a big bruiser. Shadow and Mittens treat him as a teenage hooligan tearing around and sleeping all day.

We have had lots of Call ducks hatch this mid year and I would worry when they went missing only to find that my 2 little bantams would smuggle and snuggle them under their warm little bodies under their wings as many as 10 or 12. They are all growing into fine adults now.

We have 2 timid geese which look like bookends they are just realising that the grass and the corn are more
available near the house and getting tamer.

 The kitchen garden has been plentiful and we have enjoyed a summer of beans, peas

courgettes and much more. The apples, pears and damsons are just dripping of the trees.

 I have been busy making apple chutney,  jam, gooseberry conserve and damson jelly.

So I have lots more to write about. The weather here is definitely getting cooler. The Canada geese fly over early morning and evening getting ready to fly on their long journey.

 The wasps are drowsy and intoxicated by devouring the apples. The daddy long legs (crane flies) are all over the place especially when I have the light on, I have one keeping me company at present.
Shadow, Mittens and Sooty and Daisy my little Westie all appear bigger, but it’s just their winter coats growing.

The colours in the garden are very pretty with all the hues of yellows, reds and browns.

So this is a little catch-up to date and will speak to you soon.

Sarah xx 


  1. Bonjour,

    Je suis heureuse de faire connaissance en découvrant votre blog... De très jolies photos...
    Je reviendrai vous visiter...

    Gros bisous

    1. Hello Thank you for visiting me and your comment. I will look forward to seeing your lovely blog again. Have. a good weekend x

  2. Welcome back Sarah. Lovely catch up post. So sorry to hear about the sad loss of your mum. Congratulations on the birth of your twin grandchildren.
    Patricia x

  3. Hi Patricia Thank you for your lovely comments. Well done on your graduation. The tearoom looks very inviting. x

  4. Sorry to hear the loss of your loveable mother. Your kitten looks great.
    You are so busy in doing different works. Great collection of photos.

    1. Many thanks for your kind words and nice comments. I shall think carefully when I eat fruit, how very interesting.
      Will speak soon.

  5. So lovely of you to visit - I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I enjoyed reading your post. You have such a lovely way with words, I felt like I was walking beside you! Do visit again - I will be! Cathy

    1. Hi Cathy
      Thank you so much for your comments. I will definitely call again. Please feel free to walk in the orchard again.

  6. What a lovely little place you have!

  7. Thank you for visiting me. I love your cats.


It would lovely to receive your comments, hear about what you do and where you live. Thank you for visiting me here in the Orchard, I will reply as soon as I can. Do visit again. Many happy times.
Sarah xx