Thursday, 10 December 2015

#365grateful ... The Start of My Gratitude Diary

OK, so lets not talk about that huge big gaping non blogging hole I created and move swiftly into the now ... the right here and now.

I was scrolling through Facebook this morning and saw a video post about a lady who took a picture every day for 365 days and she created herself a lovely gratitude diary.

Now I am grateful but sometimes I feel I'm not grateful in the here and the now.  What resonated to me was when her husband said to her "I feel like I am enough for you now" that strummed a cord and daily I try to remember this (and install in my children) ...

 #365grateful Facebook link HERE
#365grateful Website link HERE

Now, I don't have a polaroid camera ... I used to when I was a teenager, but not anymore.  So I will be documenting my #365gratitude diary on Instagram.

So get ready for it, follow me on Instagram to see how I go and see how I grow.


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Field of Dreams

I found someone close to us interested in mowing our field and making a few bales of hay for their horses. He has access to the right equipment and it means the family don't need to buy in as much hay as they have been & I get the field mowed by someone else.  But because the field has been largely left to its own devices there is a substantial amount of ragwort growing. 
Ragwort + horses = a no-no. 
Ragwort is toxic & damages their liver if consumed in quantity. While hay-man is not expecting us to remove it (he said he would) operation "pull it up" commenced today and I managed to get about a third of the field done before he gets here tomorrow. While I was out there though I found some interesting things along with a zillion bumble bees & flying insects. 
Spider?  Glad I didnt meet it!

And then these little guys as well ...
Can you see them dangling off the ragwort?
Well after a little research I found out they are Cinnabar caterpillars and will turn into these beauties eventually. 

Got to ❤️ the great outdoors and how wonderful nature is.