Yesterday I had the day to myself as Peter was out with Tim and the boys. It had rained overnight so the garden was a bit damp first thing, with more rain to come (it didn't). So I had a quick tidy round then set to and made an apple cake. The recipe was from Cooking Classy - Irish Apple Cake. I used bramley apples as I had lots, it turned out fine. Best eaten on the day warm, we had a bit today and not quite so nice cold, but I'm sure popping it in the microwave for a short burst will help
Whilst the cake was cooking I cleaned my boots, and sorted the wardrobes and drawers.
I then spent the afternoon in the garden doing a bit more clearing up.
Today we have been outside since 10am and got lots done. We found a great crested newt under one of the rotting herb boxes. Peter tucked him out of sight of the chickens and hopefully he will find somewhere is hibernate for the winter
|New herb bed, do you think it mean that the sage is right by the chicken run?|
|bit late for this Yucca flower, hopefully we will get to enjoy it before a frost|
|this bee was having fun in the Mahonia flowers|
|bee in action|
Now I'm going to get back to my knitting. The short row scarf is coming along, I got the lace pattern done and I'm now onto the short rows. I have another cardigan request for Miss J, so pattern and yarn already in a bag waiting. Never a dull moment.