Wednesday 11th July 2012Things on the home front have been mightily slow going of late. I did manage to get some work done in the garden last week with fertilizing and a general tidy up. I even managed to spray the zucchini with some milk and water to help with the sooty mould. So far it seems to be working, but with the wet weather we are having at the moment it is hard to tell. The sooty mould has certainly slowed the plants down but then again the cooler spell we are having at the moment doesn't help either. I am getting plenty of snow peas at the moment so we have been having them cooked and raw in salads. I love the crunch of fresh peas.
Last Friday I made the trip out to the country to visit Emily. She has now moved into a lovely house and her and Dave are making their own personal touches to it. It was a long journey as I made the trip there and back in one day.
I took our little dog with me as she loves going out and by the end of the day she was completely worn out. I don't think she slept the entire time I was visiting but she certainly slept in the car on the way home.
While I was out there, Emily and I picked a bag full of lemons. On the weekend I turned some into lemon butter. I have been having it on my toast each morning and Ron has been having it on pikelets for morning tea at work. My lemon butter recipe is super easy and made in the microwave. I have been making it this way for years and it always turns out nicely. When I get some more eggs I shall make some more to give away.