Saturday, August 29, 2020

IN MY HAPPY PLACE

A beautiful spring day here so I went out to the front garden and did some weeding.  I have not done much gardening over winter as, when I have some free time, it always seems to be cold,  blowing or raining.  Today was perfect.  The weeds had taken over so I did not get a very large patch weeded but it is a start.

While I did this Doug has built the stand for the water tank we were recently given so it has been a very fruitful day.

When Doug's nephew came to visit a month or so ago they gave us a chilly bin full of meat and amongst it was what we thought was a part leg of pork.  I got it out of the freezer a few days ago and it was actually bacon so, yesterday, I boiled it.  We can't remember the last time we had boiled bacon (before we met for both of us) and it was very good indeed.




Of course, now that we , almost, have the new tank connected we were told last night to expect a wet summer.  Not too wet I hope but it will be good if we don't have to water the garden every day.

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  1. We can't buy joints of boiling ham here; all such cuts go to charcuterie. I miss them.

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    1. It was delicious (had 2 meals so far and 2 more to go)

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    2. And the makings of a great soup afterwards!

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    3. Tomorrow, the last of the meat will be in a frittata then I will make soup from the stock.

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  2. Well done on the water tank.

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    1. He has done a good job - it is good to have it.

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  3. Seems to me it would be a good plan for every home to have a water tank and it should be a de facto part of new construction.

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    1. I couldn't agree more and solar panels would be a good idea as well.

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  4. I cannot understand why tanks like that are not at every home where water restrictions play a huge part over the summer. Your tank fits in so well on its own stand, gravity feed for the hose too.

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    1. I think we will get a second one later although we should be all right as far as drought is concerned as the Council is running a new pipeline from the main river to supplement the dams. Ours will be great for a hose as it is in a part of the garden that our two hoses don't quite reach.

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  5. We like to put bacon bits in soups, adds a nice bit of flavour to it. I think every house should have the option to have a water tank, especially in times of drought.

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    1. Yes, tanks for all houses would be a great idea.

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  6. Sounds like you both had a happily productive day yesterday :)

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    1. and again today - we passed on going to the gym and, after a supermarket shop have spent the day in the garden - a wonderful spring day here.

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  7. Good to see your spring rolling in. Well done on the water tank too.

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    1. Not so spring like today. Nice day but cold wind.

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