This is the 200th post on my blog! I remember DD showing me how to set it up years ago, and how excited I was to get started. It has become a wonderful tool to record my progress towards a simpler life, and I have met many wonderful internet friends as a result.
This week we have been doing all sorts of things -some leading us closer to simplicity, and some look like they are taking us away!
On the positive side, the Myer lemon crop is being slowly processed. I love my Myer lemons, but they are a crop that arrives all at once, rather than in dribs and drabs throughout the year. For that reason, we have a new Eureka lemon in the front garden, because it tends to crop over a wider time frame.
I have juiced a batch of lemons, and frozen the juice in ice cube trays. These become a wonderful resource for cooking, for hot lemon drinks in winter, and for flavouring iced drinks without making the drink more diluted.
I have zested and frozen about a dozen lemon skins.
I have also sliced and frozen slices of lemon.
But there is as many lemons on the tree left as I have processed till now!
Our new gas heater has been partially installed. The new heater was a necessity as our old one will be obsolete when the State Government changes the gas supply. We took the opportunity to have a gas heater installed which looks like a log fire, and yet has a 4 star energy rating.
For purely decorative purposes, we have also built a fake chimney and are having a mantle installed. This is the picture about half way through the process - we hope the installers will come back this week and finish the job.
I find I am already missing my 'quilting day' but I have spent this afternoon sewing, so it is all good so far.
Thanks to all those who have subscribed to my blog and left comments over the years. I do appreciate your encouragement.