With only a few days left for Christmas, everything is settling down here at the cottage.
The boys have finished their last day of school for this year. The recent storms have kept us all indoors and thankful for comforts such as open fires.
There is a daily countdown to Santa as the kids eagerly await his arrival.
We will spend Christmas away from the cottage in the homes of extended family.
I have been experimenting with several fermented foods/drinks; water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut.
When I get the hang of them, I will write some posts in the new year.
I made up a large batch of fed for the bees yesterday. I poured them into old take away container and I shall place them upside down over the crown broad.
I am restocking their food supplies every month at the moment.
As the temperature are still quite high, the bees are still flying and taking feed when they can.
I bought a competition horse last week. We are keeping him at a nearby stables that has a indoor arena over the winter. The plan is to show jump him next spring at SJI events.I gave up horses after having our third child and it is nice to get back into it again. The children are enjoying helping looking after him and we are considering getting them a small pony this summer.