Friday, November 07, 2008

I am not a fan of hot days. When other people are racing out to enjoy the summer sunshine, I am busy lining my airconditioned cave and hibernating for the summer. I was not designed for summer. I wonder how I ever made it through a childhood of tropical homes and sometimes not even a ceiling fan. I have very clear memories of these places, and yet I don't remember too many really hot days. Must have been too busy playing.
Anyway, this is our backyard, lining up for summer. We have a friarbird nest in one of our trees, which is providing much entertainment. I had to comfort the kids during a wet day, saying that the baby birds would be fine with their mother acting as an umbrella.

Delicious refrigerator biscuits, a very old recipe from a very old cook book. Most of the main courses are not so useful now, with the different ingredients we have now, but the biscuit and cakes chapters are fabulous.

The swing set had reached the end of its usefulness as a swing set, but the frame is still good, so I got a hammock to use instead. A very popular decision.

Now all we need is the holidays! Only five weeks to go!



5 comments:

Velda said...

Okay that's a creepy looking bird lol...I love pics of your 'un canadian' animals :)

Cookies look scrumptious! Funny how old cake and cookie recipes really haven't changed over the centuries lol...

What a BRILLIANT idea for a swing carcas!!! I wish I'd thought of that last year. we have NO trees in our yard and I SO want a hammock, brilliant girl!

Kristin said...

That is a funky looking bird. And I love the hammock!

megan said...

Cool bird! I love watching nests.

We have a hammock between two trees in our back yard - we love it so much!

Me said...

I don't like hot weather either - growing up in the midwest I would sneak out of my bedroom at night and lie in front of the fan to cool down so I could sleep - it used to really aggravate my mom...

I think the hammock idea is great - we have an old swingset...hmmmm

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

I am hearing you on the heat thing... how on earth was I silly enough to have another summer pregnancy?!?! Maybe we were too busy swimming in the creek to notice the heat when we were kids?