It’s been a hectic few days. I’ve felt like the Red Queen… running to stay on the same spot. No time even to file a daily log. I am full of admiration and awe for those folks who lead busy lives and who still find the time to write interesting and informative blogs daily.
It seems that the supposed buyer of our house has just been stringing us along, probably to buy time with her buyer who, after over 2 months of waiting, is getting frustrated with her inaction and also to stop other prospective buyers viewing the ‘best house she’s seen so far’. Spin a web of lies and of course you will eventually be caught in it yourself. I’ll spare you all the details but the upshot is we are back looking for a buyer and we have lost the house with the large garden that we wanted to buy.
In danger of not blogging becoming a habit so without further ado here is the latest log.
Breakfast: 2 x baked eggs with bacon lardons
Lunch: roast belly pork, onion gravy, carrots, courgette, squash
Supper: chili beef, cauliflower
Snacks: mixed berries with yogurt, small piece dark chocolate
Beverages: lemon juice in water (1), black tea & milk (several), coffee with cream (1), water (2), dandelion tea (1), rose hip tea (1), red wine (1 1/2)
In the kitchen:
- Curing: belly pork (making bacon)
- Fermenting: sauerkraut
- Air-drying: leg of pork (making air-dried ham)
- Dehydrating: beef jerky
In the garden:
- Picking: alpine strawberries, blueberries, 2 x small courgette
Move around a lot at a slow pace: Yes
Sleep/Rest: 5 1/2 hours
Play: Walked around Upton Country Park. Red Arrows flew overhead while we were there. Apparently they were flying around G.B. to mark opening of the Olympics.
Sunlight: Yes. It’s very hot and humid.
Avoid trauma: Yes
Avoid Poisons: Yes
Use your mind:
- Read (“How to make a Forest Garden” by Patrick Whitefield)
Primal Challenge (avoid using p.c. after 7pm): No. I didn’t turn it on until after 7pm!
Anne’s Primal Challenge (100-up): No