Wednesday, 9 May 2012

❖Happy Homemaker Monday *12* ❖


Happy Homemaker Monday
Week *12* 
Strange old week this week ......... the children all went back to school on Monday after a two week spring break ad then Tuesday was a back holiday for VE Day so everyone was back at home again (bonus!)

The weather::: 
The weather is so up and down at the moment.  One day it is hot (too hot to work in the vegetable patch for too long) and the next day it is so cold we are searching for our fleecy coats again!  Most of the time it just seems to be raining.  If it stops for a few minutes I rush out to poke in a few more seeds and W&M are out running around the garden until the rain starts to fall again.  Everyone is complaining about the lack of growth in their vegetable patches this year.......... but I am sure it will on a couple of month until the rain is forgotten and we are all complaining about the dry cracked ground in our gardens ....... and so it goes on!
This weeks forecast ......
Min.Max.
Mercredi
St. Pacôme
/
Jeudi
Ste. Solange
/
Vendredi
Ste. Estelle
/
Samedi
St. Achille
/



On my reading pile::: 
"Halo" by Alexandra Adornetto  (Still going! I promised H I would finish it)
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" by J K Rowling
"How to plant your Allotment" by Caroline Foley
"The A-Z of Allotment Vegetables" by Caroline Foley

On my TV:::
Not much at the moment.......
The Voice  
New Season CSI
Victorian Farm (DVD)
Ferguson On The Farm (DVD) (All about tractors!! When R needs to lie down and stretch his back)

On the menu for this week:::
Monday -  Chinese pork and rice
Tuesday - Sausage, boudin and special mashed potatoes
Wednesday - Sausage pie and vegetables
Thursday - 
Sweet and sour chicken with noodles
Friday -  Macaroni Cheese 
(pasta and film night!)
Saturday
 - Lamb chops and vegetables
Sunday
 - Roast Pork

On my to do list:::
*Sow leeks, pickling onions, beetroot and beans in pots
*Sow beans (Broad, French and runner), beetroot, garlic and carrots outside
*Finish the movable chicken house for the new mummy hen and her babies
*Help W tidy his bedroom
*Planning this terms English lessons (I've left it to the last minute again!)
*Ironing
*Laundry (not so easy when it is wet!)
*Baking with the children
*Mop the floors ~ everywhere is muddy

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::  
*Continuing my granny square blanket  (though I don't seem to be getting much done, I'm so tired in the evening at the moment).

 Looking around the house:::
*It's pouring with rain outside!
*M&W are watching a DVD (I'm a bit late this week, it's already Wednesday, so no school today)
*We now have a duckling and 3 chicks under an infra-red lamp in the dinning room ~ they eat lots and are very chirpy!
*Everywhere needs tidying up after the holiday
*R is down at the barn "tinkering" with his tractor

From the camera:::

Mrs Hen has 12 baby chicks

On my mind:::
*R is still not well, he has another appointment with the osteopath tonight, but he said he hurt him last time!
*Still no Landrover :o(
*Things are at last starting to grow in the potager!! :o)
*We may manage to get a tractor in the polytunnel this week ~ at last ~ so exciting!


Today I am going to link up with other "Happy Homemakers" here at Diary of a stay at home Mom so please pop over if you want to see what others are up to this week all around the world. :o)

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