Wishing you all a happy and restful Easter, wherever you may be. We are currently camping in rural Manawatu, and popped in to visit my daughter yesterday. She surprised me with this lovely Easter gift.
Easter surprise gift from daughter Nicky
I’ve managed to spend some time doing a little stitching outside in the fresh air. Here I am doing some hand quilting on my snowman Christmas panel, with one of the resident chickens keeping me company.
There are plenty of farm animals to see and admire. Just look at this handsome fellow – who gets regular brushing on his long locks, we were told.
I don’t know why, but I’ve always rather like pigs. I walked over to see the pigs while they were getting fed, and the pig man helped me over the fence and through the gate to take some photos. All the time explaining all I wanted to know (and more) about his beloved pigs and their breeding.
Big boar and sow
The farmer is a bit of a collector and we were invited to have a look through the large shed housing all his “stuff”. Having a reputation of being a bit of a washerwoman I was intrigued by this collection of wash boards in the galvanized bucket, luckily a bit before my time. But I did have a wringer washer when my children were young, like the one at the back of the photo.
We are making the most of such lovely Easter weather, and the Easter Bunny found us and left a few marshmallow eggs in the cupboards.