Digging, carrying, sifting and creating wicking beds ready for a summer full of veg that have not suffered dehydration before they had a chance to grow.
Building a new herb garden from recycled tyres and filling them with lots of lovely herbs, but also a grapevine to give our kitchen window summer shade and winter sun, a kiwiberry and a gooseberry - just for fun and maybe some yummy food.
Creating costumes and sets for a fabulous play that the kids wrote last week and then watching proudly as they rehearsed and then performed it fabulously.
Waiting hand and hoof on my demanding little goat who is hopefully delivering us a new kid or two or three in early November.
Enjoying spinning on our spinning wheel (a fabulous garage sale find), in front of warm fires on chilly evenings.
Celebrating academic achievement with my kids and stretching our brains over challenging maths and science problems one day, and then spending the next digging in the garden with them and doing no book work at all. That's what we love about homeschool.
Working up a sweat at a new dance class - not belly dance and not me as the teacher. A challenge that I'm loving.
Feeling proud of my achievements at a recent weekend of dance appraisal. Sometimes it really does seem that I've managed to fall into the perfect life for me.
Odd social dilemmas - help one family friend butcher a pig or help another to butcher a sheep.... Decisions!
Contemplating Christmas (its only 4 months away!) and writing lists of gifts that I need to make for giving.
Considering returning to writing my blog and trying to work out a way to do it that makes me happy and doesn't make me feel like I'm wasting time.
Enjoying lovely late winter days where the sun shines through the leaves, our bees buzz busily around blossoming fruit trees and our chooks scratch and peck and lay lots of eggs.
That's what I've been up to lately.