Sunday, February 16, 2014

The good and bad of snow days

Today's post is sponsored by an incredibly beautiful lettuce carrying niece - who could resist writing a blog post in return for such great photos!  I tried to upload the photo to show you but for some reason it wouldn't work.  Maybe next time!

I have to admit that I am not a parent who jumps for joy when the school calls and says that school is closed for the day because of snow.  I love my children, but I also love my quiet time at home.... alone....  Of course the children were more than happy that we were blanketed in snow and spent most of the day outside making snowmen and an igloo.  They informed me that it was a romantic igloo as it was Valentine's day.  The romance came in the form of 4 little snowmen inside the igloo - two on each side.  Not exactly my idea of romance, but I guess it is the thought that counts!
On a not so happy note my lemon tree and one of my feijoa trees didn't enjoy the snow so much.  The lemon tree was completely toppled over and I lost about half of the feijoa tree.  Fortunately it is the side of the tree that doesn't produce vast quantities of fruit and it looks like the remainder of the tree is fine.  A trip to the plant shop tomorrow should hopefully find a replacement lemon tree and it forces me to use
up the lemons that were on the tree a little more quickly than I otherwise would have.  I think another batch of lemon honey tomorrow will start the ball rolling. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:05 pm

    I love the picture with the kids and the iglo while it is snowing! How did you do this?? Love Birgit