In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 5

Today I have been:

Gardening: I cleared the allotment bed where the climbing beans grew. I picked all the remaining bean pods to collect the beans for drying and cooking (I’ve already dried and packaged some for next years seeds). I cleared all the tomato plants from the greenhouse. I weeded two allotment beds. This took the whole morning. The kitchen now has a selection of trays and bowls of various harvests/seeds drying

Confused: about when a package would be delivered. Expecting it this morning, I was dismayed to find it not there, and the online tracking indicating it hadn’t moved all day. After waiting in for it much of the afternoon, I eventually realised I had the date wrong. It’s due tomorrow

Cooking: I’ve experimented making rice-pudding-in-the-bed. Well, not an actual bed, but something I bought myself a few weeks ago when I was finding making yoghurt in my actual bed worked brilliantly but was a little inconvenient. More on this later in the week. I boiled the carcass from the roast chicken Malcolm cooked this weekend to make stock and then soup, in which I cooked knaidlach. For tonight’s supper. I’ve been reading my two Jewish cookery books for other ideas for this week. Toasted more seeds for sprinkling on salads etc.

Zooming: a meeting switched from face-to-face to online

Writing: some more catch-up emails, complete with apologies

Knitting: more of that colourful garment

Surprised: that something I posted yesterday on Instagram has gathered an extraordinary number of ‘likes’

Missing: going out for a walk (see ‘confused’ above). Oops.

Not a bed
Yes, that is a medicine spoon. Perfect size to fit inside the jar
Beans, before and after podding.

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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