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The winter list.

Does anyone else do winter lists? Is this a thing? Anyway a winter list is a compilation of things I want to/need to do during the dark season, like renovation/house projects but also fun activities like ice skating or finally taking another pottery course. It´s actually part of a survival strategy for winter that is supposed to keep me from plopping myself onto the sofa after work and slowly but surely sinking into a seasonal depression. Anway on this year´s winter list is getting myself a flower subscription to make those dreary months a little more cheerful. My first bouqet arrived on Friday and it makes me so happy whenever I look at it. If all bouquets are this dreamy this is well invested money indeed. (My subscription is from here. No, this is not a sponsored post). 

We are pretty much done with the garden work. Today we lifted the dahlias and I need to do another round of cutting down the perennials in the walled garden next weekend. Oh and plant the bag of bulbs I bought a few weeks ago. And then, done. It feels pretty good I have to say. I love gardening but I need a break. 

In case you wondered how my new chooks Frida and Marie were doing, they are just fine! They are growing so much and I expect a first egg from Marie any day now. However it´s the first time I got baby chooks so late in the year, so I actually have no idea when they will start laying. I just know that right now we´re getting one egg a day from this lazy bunch and frankly that´s a bit underwhelming. 

This weeks bread: Pumpin (above) and beet sourdough - both from this brilliant book. We´re a bit addicted to the pumpkin bread around here which is kind of a good thing because I still have so many pumpkins in my barn waiting to be used up! There shall be lots more pumpkin bread in our near future.
Have a happy week!

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Reader Comments (3)

That bread looks fantastic Katrin!

November 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I just wanted to let you know that your posts and your lovely photos never fail to brighten up my day. Thank you for the very good little tips, too. bloomon seems such a good idea. I' ve just ordered a bouquet as a surprise for somebody. Have a nice week.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

The breads looks fantastic! I love breads even when I am restricted on carbs. I don't have a Winter list but it sounds like a good idea. Beautiful and healthy looking chickens! What a wonderful idea to have flowers delivered at your house. It's too Wintery where I live with terribly low temps so I presume they wouldn't have something like this here but I should check it out. Have a great week!

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

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