The boys are here first thing on a warm summers morning picking and eating mandarins, straight from the tree. This was a small moment but a huge one for me. It was a moment of pure joy, and they searched through the over grown tree for the best mandarins together and ate them, sweet and juicy. This is what its about. The simple joys!
The boys sometimes go and play in the van when there is dusty work going on inside. Its like a grand cubby to them at the moment! Ronnie sits guarding them. A boy and his dog!
A little craft we did a while ago. There are many "fairy gardens" for girls but this one is a dinosaur garden. They boys love it, and I admit, its pretty cool. It usually lives on our kitchen table but we have a Christmas decorations there now. Its happy in the heat outside.
The neighbor, the boys are training him to eat out of their hands. They love it, though Ronnie the boarder collie is quite disgusted at this development, he does his hardest to deter him but the sheep has called his bluff and takes zero notice of him. He has decided the food is worth it.
Tessa the lab has made the cool floor of my outdoor laundry her home.
Ronnie chilling out under the almond tree.
This gnarled old perrper tree is an amazing climbing tree, except the bees love it too at this time of year!
Looking towards the back of the cottage. I cant wait until we get stuck into the gardens and green this place up. Establishing the veggie patch will be first priority, pruning the fruit trees and a small patch of lawn near the house will be the first push on it before we get stuck into the kitchen and the second bedroom.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!