I have spent the last few days, enjoyed the spring-like weather and done something in the garden. Even the apple tree pruned , the only one who stands in our garden.
Sometimes I dream about having a big lawn with many apple trees behind the house ... but on the other hand : what should we do with all those apples ?
We do not have a car to take them for processing ...
So it's good to have only one tree .
In general, this garden is just small enough to not be too much work for one person.
I have read in many blogs from the terrible cold in the United States. Especially has taken me this in Eden Hill's Blog.
But I also admire Teresa how well they provide for their animals and find strategies to survive.
I feel with her, it is sad to lose a chicken. Even if it is "only " a chicken is .
I'm happy to read, that the cold is over now.
We have read the book "Walter: The story of a rat" by Barbara Wersba .
It is a children's book , but as a good story is also good for adults.
And the pictures to ...
And the pictures to ...
With this book, it is a mystery by us. We had started at Christmas time in 2012 , to read it. We often read each other a little before , my love and me.
We were up in the chamber. In that evening, I took the book down in the main room ( called library). I distinctly remember the process as I went up the stairs with the book down .
But since then it has disappeared without a trace .
For a whole year we have been looking up and down ( the house is small) and had all the books in hand , and had looked into all corners - the book was gone!
A few days ago I open my mailbox at the door and find a package : a rather strange person has sent me a new copy of this book ! I had mentioned only in passing and she has it memorized .
This is very attentive and loving . I was very pleased .
Now we can finally read this lovely story finished.
Otherwise, this week was not very good.
I suffer from insomnia since early November with no explainable reason. I already did all my life , but normally takes a bad phase 8-10 days, then it gets better . Never a full 2 months. I am very tired and then happen naturally misadventures -
But all the proven tools and strategies , however, I have been practicing unsuccessful in five decades ...
Yesterday was again " Table-day " and I've got some food .
" The table " is a charity project and I have written here extensively about.
I can prepare several meals from it and the bread is very deliciuos.
I'm glad and grateful.
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