Sunday, 24 August 2008

Seasonal oddities

It is amusing to have city visitors to fine tune your eye to things which might otherwise be taken as everyday normality. Whilst out for a walk our visitors were fascinated to see our darling friend from the farm out for a stroll with her pet. This little girl is such a dear with all her animals. We thought nothing of seeing her coming down the lane with her pram and the latest orphaned baby! Our visitors were as disturbed and perplexed as the beautiful boy might be if he were ever to watch an episode of Dr Who!
We also visited a very fine art exhibition in a farm yard down another lane. Outstanding and challenging pieces of art are always more fun with children. They comment in such a loud and unguarded way...!
We have a new biscuits cutter which had to be tried out. It's actually a PlayDoh cutter but we liked it very much!
And imagine the dust this vehicle kicks up as it passes the bedroom window! As this is the guest room it was sad that our visitors had returned home, they would have loved to see the harvest in the back field! I wish you could smell this photo. There is nothing so delicious as the smell of sun soaked, fresh cut straw to make you realise summer is nearly over and autumn is just around the corner! The straw dust all over the bed linen I had just hung out is an extra reminder I could do without!
As part of my 12 month project (see it on my Flickr) I took my August 'View from Here' just this morning.
It took the Combine Harvester just 50 minutes to cut the whole 10 acre field.
So we decided to join in and finally get the top lawn under control ready for September revels.
Fresh cut straw and fresh mown grass. MMmmm. Shine on Harvest Moon.
There has been a little crazy sewing too. Can you guess what?
I'll post later in the week when I have some quiet time and have recovered from the weekend's labours!! The sun is supposed to be shining again tomorrow so I shall be in the kitchen garden! t.x


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Cute pics thanks for sharing!

Ragged Roses said...

What wonderful photos, I love the duck in the pram, it really made me smile!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Alas I could not see all the photos but the ones I did see are scrumptious.. especially those fab biscuits..!

Michele x

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello Diane, thank-you for stopping by.

RR that duck made me laugh out loud! The little girl is a true British Eccentric in the making! t.x

C&C Thank-you! I would never have known but I emptied my cache and sure enough - pictures all gone! I have rebuilt the post! t.xx

Lottie said...

We passed by your garden on Friday early evening on our way back from the fish farm and saw a delightful scene of children having a fantastic time splashing around in the late sunshine.

We spoke to a farmer whilst we were buying our fish - and he told up of the fields he had harvested - with more to do Saturday - perhaps I should have phoned and warned you!

Delightful photos as always

Its wonderful having visitors isn't it. I have surprise and unexpected visitors this weekend. Thank heavens for the freezer - and fresh eggs!

prettyshabby said...

Hi T, what an adorable photo of a duck in a sweet! it looks so lovely where you live and your cottage looks to die for,I really do love your blog..(oh and thankyou for my award by the way!)

Emily said...

How funny– Rural mid-Norfolk looks and sounds a lot like rural mid-Nebraska. Love the rural life! Those ice cream cookies are adorable!
Take care and good luck with your etsy store!


Kitschen Pink said...

Hello Lottie! Please to hear they weren't rioting...were they?! I'm sure your freezer would be fit for the queen to pop in unannounced! I can't imagine anyone's being better stocked! t.x

PS great to hear from you! Come for tea one day! t.x

Hello Emily! Do you have ducks in prams too?! And I thought she was an English eccentric! t.x

Mom de Plume said...

Wow, what a lovely English life you portray. I love the cookies and will be on the look out for that same cutter as I know an ice-cream-and-cookie-loving little girl who would be over the moon to have one of those as her after school treat!

Anonymous said...

That stitching is devine!

Loved this post.. took me away to another world. Thankyou for lighting my day.

xox Nicole

Country Cottage Chic said...

We have just had a similar thing - my cousin & her two little boys stayed over last night. The boys, who don't have pets, were absolutely fascinated by the dogs, cats & chickens & spent hours playing with them. Of course they really knew they were in the country when they were woken up by a cockerel this morning!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a beautiful new piece! I love your story about the gal pushing that little duck? around in the pram. Too precious! Have a wonderful day! Kristin

Kitschen Pink said...

Hi MdeP thanks for stopping by! The cutter was a super 10p charity shop find! Bring your cookie monster over and I'll bake some for you! t.x

Nicole - you're very welcome, come again soon! t.x

CCC - the country is a very noisy place isn't it! t.x

Hello Kristin, it's a very lucky duck! t.x

Kali said...

Hi T ~ how are you Hon?
By the looks and sounds of things, a busy little bee!
What wonderful August snapshots from your beautiful corner of the world.
Love my visit and escape to your delightful blog!
xo Kali

Frog in the Field said...

You poor thing, having to suffer a Claas Combine instead of a John Deere!! My poor husband would be devastated, I'll send him over with his next year.

Michelle said...

A lovely post as always :) I am so excited about autumn now!

a home far away said...

Lovely photos you are showing, you seem to have a lot going on around you:-

I am a swedish woman living in Singapore, feel free to visit:_

Kitschen Pink said...

Hey there Kali! I still can't subscribe to your feed! poop-opp-a-doop! I'll keep dropping by in case I miss a single thing! t.x

Lovely Frog! A whole new language! Are John Deere a prettier colour? I'd like pink machines in the field so it goes better with the decor! t.x

Hello Michelle, It is exciting to start to think about lighting the stove and staying indoors with some sewing! Especially with the cold wet summer we've had!! t.x

Hello AHFA! Thank-you for stopping by. I"ll be over to visit soon

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T,
Isn't it great to finally see the farmers being able to harvest crops? - rotten summer!! And looks like you have a great view of it too!

Love-a-duck - so cute!

Good luck with the Etsy launch!
Niki x

Sal said...

Hi there...fabulous photos!
I love your sewing too ;-)

Cornelia said...

I love sewing sample, look forward to seeing what it is. Don't worry I'm in Norwich so I won't be hunting for treasures near you!

Kitschen Pink said...

HI Niki, it is amazing what a lot of activity there has been the last week! They always seem to get the late bank holiday for harvest! The next thing is muck spreading! t.x

Hello Sal, thanks for stopping by!

Cornelia, sweetie, this is Norfolk! The whole county is my patch! t.xx

ambika said...

I am *such* a city girl. I would have been equally surprised by a duck as pet!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!
Debbie Moss

Adventure Mother said...

Love all your photos. Very summery despite the lack of sunshine!

Mom/Mum said...

Hello kitschen pink - so lovely to find your blog. It's great, especially as am a Norfolk girl by birth but don't get to go there much. Er, (at all!) now am Stateside. I shall keep reading and think of home!

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

Lovely pics! Makes me very envious living in smokey old London have inspired me to dust off my old Brother machine, rummage through my remnants and get sewing!! mx

Lottie said...

Looking forward to browsing your Etsy shop


Kitschen Pink said...

Hello all! Oh dear still the same post! I"m neglecting my blog! New post very soon!
Hello Ambika - your blog is fascinating! I'll be back soon! thanks for dropping by! t.x
DET long time no hear! Glad you liked the pics but I bet you have lovely ones of your part of the country too! t.x
AM - and how!
MM - I shall endeavour to continue to make you feel at home! xx
Hello What happened! Make sure you post the things you do! We'd love to see! x
OH LOTTIE! I'm sOOOOOO late with that! Sorry!

angel said...

Oh oh oh oh, Yoohoo......... what a lovely Blog, i lived in suffolk, well Newmarket to be precise, i used to love the smells of Newly harvested fields and mown lawns, Great stuff..... I also used to have a Silver cross pram that i used to fill up with all sorts of Flora and Fauna.......... memories ahhhhh sweetness......... love it, the views from your visies room is special.

Ta ta for now, but i will be back...

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello Angel - delighted you could stop by for some happy memories. t.x