In the time of the virus: day 10

A good day.  Mostly.  How lucky I am to be able to say that right now.

Garden/allotment – I went to the Farm to collect some plants originally intended for our fund-raising plant sale.  Some I will use in my garden.  Some are stock plants that I’ll tend until they can be returned to their proper home.  Some that were raised by our groups are being offered to the volunteers so at least they can see some benefit from their work.  Others are being tended to be used as part of the food we’re providing to local people in need.  I had thought I would go for another walk today (leg therapy….) but decided instead that some time working on the allotment and in the garden was too much to resist.

Exercise/staying fit – did my yoga; felt great.  Walked a bit, but only on the allotment and backwards to and from the garden.

Craft/making – crochet squares, again.  Never tiring of these beauties.

House/home repairs, improvements I think I did something, I just can’t remember what. It will come to me.

Admin – yup, a few bits and pieces.

Kind deeds/something for others – I’m so proud to be part of the amazing organisation that is Bath City Farm.  Most of our staff are going to be furloughed, but a core group is carrying on working, doing some of the regular work looking after animals and the place, cooking and delivering food to some of the more isolated people in our community, and doing much-needed fundraising to help us survive this crisis.    So far the team has made and delivered more than 200 meals – soups, pasta dishes, stew.  Good wholesome, tasty, home-made stuff.  We’re working alongside the other community groups and public sector groups locally.  Seeing the difference these groups (and the people who ARE them) are making is truly heart-warming.  And we know that when the worst of all this is behind us, our services are going to be needed even more than ever – jobs will have been lost, mental health damaged, relationships struggling.

Stay sane! – too late this evening to write anything.  But here I am at the end of another day.  It brought it’s own worries and frustrations.  Doing the yoga helped.  Time in the garden and allotment helped.  Sitting down to eat good food together helped – thanks Malcolm, that was a great quiche 🙂  Tomorrow will be another day.

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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