This is what baking with ocd looks like

This is what baking with ocd looks like lol double batches of gingernuts, Afghans, Anzac, melting moments, honey and oat and hokey pokey. Plus 2 carrot cakes, one with cream cheese icing and one plain. Not bad for 4 hours baking, lunches n snacks made for weeks, now to clean up 😦 any one wanna help lol

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Oh and a bacon n egg pie I made last night

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7 & 13 already going into business

Opinions please. My kids 7 & 13 both want to buy there own cabin rooms and be able to decorate anyway they want when we buy land and build our tiny house. They cost anywhere from $6000-$12000 they would own them not us. So hubby and I said sure. If you want to you have to pay for it yourself (this is a want not need we will of course have rooms for them)

so we’ve encouraged them to come up with a business idea my girl a strawberry biz and my boy a potato biz. We are giving them a business loan that they pay back from their profits. And bank the rest. They’ve also found things they want to sell on trademe towards this so I’m helping them. N so its clear they choosing this not made to.

So do you think its a good thing or bad? I know what I think but curious to others thoughts

Can’t sleep so here’s a few photos I’d like to share

Over a week ago I started experiencing pain in my back, at times spreading to down my leg, numbness and pins n needles. I started with my hot baths, relaxing, extra magnesium supplements etc but nothing helped. My hubby (bless him) has studied in massage, (another reason I married him) so has been regularly trying to help ease my pain. But tonight the pains really bad so I’m wide awake. Since I’ve not shared any for a while. I thought it was about time I shares some photos. Hope you like

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Getting creative in the kitchen

With starting our veggie garden and getting chickens. We starting trading for other fresh produce. So far we’ve received a huge range of produce and fruit. He’s some of what we’ve received

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Plus a heap of feijoas and walnuts.and rhubarb. The bulk of the walnuts have been shelled and frozen. I decided I need to get creative so

Made the kids a rainbow dinner

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And made a heap of preserves. My  favourite that my Nana and mum use to make rhubarb relish. For the first time made mixed berry jam and feijoa jam. The berry was perfect, the feijoa was a bit to thick but the flavour is unbelievable. I made beetroot chutney and feijoa chutney. Next time I won’t have the fejoas so coarse.

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Can’t wait for the beetroot to be ready do make more

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Also made and froze roast pumpkin soup.

Tomorrow I’m heading out to collect more feijoas. So looking forward to making more jams n relish, lots of fejoas baking. Also got to make the most of the walnuts and what better way then with Afghan bikkies. Plus to make the most of the lemons and limes I’m making lemon honey/curd and old fashion lemonade syrup for a treat for the kids. Plus more pumpkin soup and a potato, leek and bacon soup.

So wifey and domesticated

On a more positive note after my last post

I’ve finally managed to ring  visit all the places I needed to change from my birth name to my married name. Just waiting on my drivers license and bank cards to arrive in the mail. And a few forms to arrive so I can sign them and send them back. I find it odd seeing my new name lol or signing it. I got really confused with what name to use or sign lol. But all sorted now 🙂 and I’m slowly getting use to having a different name from my children. Its a good feeling knowing they’ve accepted it so quickly.

My son also came home with a maths test results. He’d received a merit+ which is one mark off the top which is excellence. He’s also planted all his potatos for his new business venture (he’s a 13 year old computer geek, so yard word is a big thing for him)

My girl has made us proud by completing her reading recovery as at the level she should be for her age. And we went to a mum and daughters workshop at the local hardware store where she built her own wooden planter box and we’re ready to plant her microgreens. She’s also replanted 25 strawberry plants to start her business. A 7 she’s fought hard to stand up to her bullies at school, worked hard to improve all her school work and is motivated to start a business and try new things.

And last but not least my awesome.hubby has enrolled to complete his next level of horticulture diploma.

I’m bursting with pride from all they are achieving