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Rewilding Our Life - Day 11


What a crazy day today has been...

We started out incredibly organised & Bebe was in a fairly ok mood. To top it all - the weather has been wonderful... We got the washing on the line early this morning & enjoyed the warm sun on our backs, the birds were singing & bees humming - a lovely start to our day!

Work was straight forward, until guests turned up early, which caused a bit of chaos...
Our friends, Lou & Vanessa  are a fantastic help & we couldn't do it without them, especially today, so we are very grateful & feel very lucky to have such lovely friends! :-)

We've been looking after another holiday let today too, which some other friends own.  Unfortunately there was a power failure after some work had been carried out on electric cables in the area... So we ended up spending a couple of extra hours trying to get it sorted out.
Poor Bebe had to come with us, but although it was a warm evening - she refused to get out of the car & just sat pulling her face & moaning about everything.
There's a bench just outside the office, so we sat for over 30 minutes in the sun, fussing our friends' kitties, while we waited for a call back from the electricity company... It was all resolved in the end, but we were home late & Sime had to then rush off to his gig.

Our rewilding has been a bit haphazard really, but we shall make up for it tomorrow.
Today's activity is to take up deep breathing exercises - something we've been into for years...
We don't breathe deeply enough, but it feels great when we do & it's amazing how just concentrating on your breath & filling your lungs can be such a calming, yet uplifting exercise. Nice to do for a few minutes on waking...

It's been a long day, so think it's bedtime...Goodnight!

Kay (& Sime)
xx

PS. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your comments... We love to read them & do mean to reply... At some point soon! :-)

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
~ Edward Thomas ~
Every time we venture out to pick nettles, Sime always goes on about this poem!

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Our hedgerows are coming alive with food aplenty, but hardly anyone really notices the nettles that surround us, they grow quietly while using their juices to produce a medicine that can bring health. Anaemia, arthritis, rickets, tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, colds, catarrh & lymphatic problems can all benefit from this wonderful wild & free super food.
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