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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Garden Visitor




I was hurrying out of my back door this morning to take out a bag of rubbish when I spotted the deer in our garden. It caught the corner of my eye as the door slammed behind me. I thought the noise - and seeing me - would scare her off. It didn't. She sat there, watching me warily, as I quietly stepped back into the house. I even got my camera and caught a picture. I didn't want to disturb her so after I took my pictures I left her alone. I did catch sight of her a little later still sitting there eating grass. At some point she took off. Beautiful sight. Our garden is a little (!) wild back there but apparently she liked it!

I was cleaning out my cupboards this morning and sadly (hanging my head in shame) there was a lot out-of-date. Seriously out-of-date. Shame on me. I am going to do a LOT better. I am still getting used to downsizing the family. I tend to stock up for the winter as I don't go out a lot (it is too cold, too snowy and I just don't like it!) but apparently I overstocked. I am dreading hitting the freezer which is next on my list.

I was just listening to a radio programme about this and how much food we waste. I need some sort of organisation but I am not good at it. 

5 comments:

  1. We keep very little in our cupboard, that way we don't have out of date food.

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    1. I am going to buy less. I have started already. I am going to try to be more vigilant about knowing what is in the cupboard so I don't buy the same stuff. I have been cooking more from scratch and a lot of the things in the cupboard are cans of things to make sauces and dishes.

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  2. The worst cupboard in my house for out of date is my spice cupboard. I've started to buy the smaller containers of the less used spices in recipes. I still buy the large containers of my very regular usage spices. It's been hard for me to adjust to the downsizing!

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    1. I'm actually good on the spices! I use a lot of them as I have started cooking from scratch more and am lucky enough that there is a health food shop right by me that sells them in bulk. They are a fraction of the cost and you can take as much or as little as you want. The downsizing IS difficult to adjust to!

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  3. oops...I forgot to even mention your lovely garden visitor!

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