I continue my quest to be ready for whatever Winter throws at us this year. Each walk I venture on my trusty basket comes too. I have this morning collected blackberries, rose-hips and hazelnuts...only a few of each mind...slight disappointment when I reached the field of my choice which had previously had hedges laden with a veritable array of Autumn goodies only to find the hedges had been trimmed. Walking back up the lane with Heidi I couldn't help but feel a sadness...I am able to reach into my cupboards, freezers, and shops to get food...but the wildlife...they really needed what the hedge had to offer. I have made sure all our bird feeders are well topped up. They don't do too badly at our house...mealworms, nuts, sunflower hearts, and niger seed are all provided liberally. I will not be complaining at the cost...we are all in some way responsible for the depletion in natural habitats and food for wildlife. I feel I owe them something at least.
I don't have too long before I must trundle along to work for the afternoon...early evening. I am lucky to have a job I enjoy mostly and must put a brave face on not being able to just sit on the sun-drenched patio all afternoon and be lazy!
Young Henry is one tomorrow and I cannot think where this last year has gone to in such a hurry. Eldest has a pre-natal appointment in the afternoon so he will be spending some of his birthday with his Grandma! I hope I can make it a special time for him...no trying to sneak in any jobs tomorrow!
Due to needing to have my photo taken and due to being way overtired I really need to apply a little makeup before going out the door today, so until next time...
Blessings, J. x