Today I was an axe-wielding rose pruning machine!
Most people who passed me in my front yard, either walking their dog or running past for their daily hourly exercise, smiled at me or said hi.
Then there was that one woman that looked alightly alarmed…
Of course, I was holding an AXE.
It’s what I do come very Winter. It was rose pruning time, and I know from past years that no matter how much I prune, I always get amazing roses come through in Spring and the months that follow.
Oh I love this time of year. It’s starting to happen.
I totally diminished the size of the rose bush. I needed to get rid of as much thick or turning to brittle branches as possible.
Simple pruning scissors couldn’t do the job, all the time. So that’s when I took out the AXE.
I was amused at myself as much as anyone waking past today was amused by me.
But in the end, my deep prune has now allowed room for fresh, new growth.
I can’t wait.
But wait, there’s more! I can’t end on that, (as beautiful as that image is with a cameo from baby girl)… not when I made, bread.
I found this recipe on Marion Grasby’s social media some time ago, and have been gearing myself up to make it for weeks.
It is soooo simple. You need to let the dough rise overnight, but even that in itself is easy. There is a fair bit of patience, but the steps to get there are really really really really simple.
It’s actually the perfect recipe to make while you’re at home over 2 days…
And let’s face it, I have been at home over 140 days (going by my ‘getting there’ posts during corona ⬆⬆⬆).
(Check out my insta profile for that insane ‘CRUNCH’ knife action! To die for!)
It was delish! I am so happy!
Making way for new roses, and making way for new recipes!
Food for the tummy… and food for the soul.
It was a great day, overall. Isolation and ALL.