Better late than never

So here in England it was mothers day a few weeks ago. My parents went away for the weekend so I just sent her a card to arrive when she returned. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo before I popped it into the envelope…idiot.

Bit of a back story, my mum really is the quintessential mother hen and I grew up on a farm with an orchard full of chickens. I also have two brothers so I gave two of the little chicks blue collars and the last one a pink collar.

I went home last night for a dentist appointment today (my dentist still thinks I live at home, I just can’t bear to change dentists) so I finally got the chance to take a photo of it. Apparently my brother can’t understand simple requests. Here it is:

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While I was there I also got to see the new little puppies!!

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They’re little springer spaniels; the mum is brown and white and the dad is black and white and they’re all completely adorable!

My mum names all her dogs with names that start in ‘B’, any ideas?

Jessica x x x

You can take the girl out of the farm part 2

Unfortunately no-one had a toy combine harvester at all….no-one! I was left to use a pair of boring kitchen scissors for my harvest and did so with a heavy heart.

Moving on I wondered what I could do with my wheat and as I was looking round my front garden I spotted the lavender bush. *bing* lightbulb moment.

I cut some lavender stalks and then thought hey why stop there and I hacked away at my conifer hedge. I bought a new vase from Next a while back which I haven’t had the pleasure of using yet (nudge boyfriend) and got to work placing the dry ingredients together. Here’s a close up:

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The lightings not great unfortunately so you can’t see the purple as vividly as you can in real life.

Here’s a long shot:

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I tried to remember what my mum always told me; foliage around the sides and put things in odd numbers. Hopefully I’ve followed her instructions.

I think the vase goes great with the whole look of it and because both the lavender and wheat are bone dry hopefully the arrangement will last a while, I can replace the foliage quite easily.

I do however have quite a few heads of wheat left over….does anyone have any idea what I can do with it? I kinda want to make my own flour but have literally no idea how I can do this? Any experts???

Jessica x x x