Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another Cold Winter's Day

Today has been another cold wintery day here in Brighton.  A perfect day for a nice pot of soup.

It took no time at all to get a pot bubbling away on the stove.  The smell throughout the house is just divine on a chilly day.

Of course it always helps when you have an able kitchen assistant.

Who loves to wash up.

The peel and pumpkin centres do not go to waste either as the hens just love it.

Do you remember when our eggs hatched earlier in the year?  We only had 1 surviving chick.

And here she is - Meet "Henny Penny"  Who is now the biggest hen we have.  I was so pleased that we ended up with a hen - As much as I love roosters I really didn't want one......

This afternoon Amy, Tom, Maddie and I had some fun beading.

We made lots of things.  They all loved threading the beads onto the string.  I will show you some of our finishes next time.  Did you have a productive weekend?

Also, Thanks so much for all of your well wishes for Josh.  His little family move in with us next Saturday so we are going to be very busy preparing for that.  He has quite a long road to travel yet but we will all be by his side.  We are off to have him fitted for his wheelchair in the morning and he has asked me to make him a cushion for it - I will have to be careful not to make it too "pretty" LOL......

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs - Fee XXX


Anonymous said...

Look how helpful Maddie is,what a doll,and get better soon Josh.

Mistea said...

Pumpkin soup YUM! Must make some real soon.
Sounds like the perfect afternoon for a little indoor activity - Beads sure are fun.

Vicki ♥ said...

I love pumpkin soup and its been ages since I made some. Might have to indulge in some soon. I am sure you will make a lovely cushion for Josh and no matter what you make he will love it :) I hope the move goes to plan Fee :) Hugs Vicki xx

Jan Gartlan said...

What a beauty of a hen you have there. When I was a little girl I too loved to do the washing up. Pumpkin soup is a favourite around my house too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ahhh Fee...just the soup we are having this week!!! What fun you have had with Maddie...and I'm sure your cushion will be just fine...Dzintra

Marilyn said...

Yes, pumpkin soup was a hit here this weekend also. Yum. Looking forward to seeing what you all made with your beading.
Hope Josh's move in goes well, sure you will make him the perfect cushion for his wheelchair.
Have a happy week.
Hugs, Marilyn

Allie said...

I don't like pumpkin but it sure is pretty, isn't it? And look how adorable Maddie is! How lovely of you to let her do that - I remember begging mum to let me do dishes. What was I thinking.

Your hen is beautiful - but only one survivor! Henny-Penny is a perfect name for her. No, don't make Josh a pretty cushion, Fee - you want him to feel better, LOL! Praying for him!

Michelle said...

I made pumpkin soup on Saturday with home made bread too! What a great little helper and cute too! Enjoy your week.

Unknown said...

Henny Penny is a beautiful hen! I would love to have her in my flock.
I've never had pumpkin soup, I think I'll have to try it when it's in season here.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I have said it before, and I will say it again are a wonderful mum. Never ever doubt that. {{{hugs}}}