While waiting for friends to arrive, I spent a little time reading my August issue of Country Living. I just love this magazine and my moments spent reading the articles or brouwsing through the beautiful photos is very relaxing.
I can spend hours watching the birds come and go at the feeders. They come even as we sit at the table.
I also enjoyed creating a simple bouquet from things from our garden. It is not an elegant bouquet but such a pretty sight on the table.
We visited De Cuynder in Donkerbroek again that afternoon. We wanted to show our friends the camp sight there but also see the gardens. It is an organic farm that specializes in old sorts of fruit and vegetables as well as new. These pretty pigs were there to greet us.
I have a new pet. My friend Sonja gave me Klara the cow when they arrived for the afternoon and dinner. You would not believe how soft and cuddly Klara is!
I bought some green onions at the farm and was thrilled when I saw them! I just love onions and have a real thing for green onions. I came out of the little shop to find Jos chatting with one of the owners. I had a big smile on my face and told him to look at these beauties! Just look at the difference with the ones I had bought at the grocery store that morning. They were even large for our normal standards. It is simple things like this which give me a happy feeling. We had two mixed with our potatoes for dinner that very night but...
...since I had two left, I used them for dinner the next night too. I cut them in half and brushed them with olive oil as well as a few mushrooms and cooked them in our grill pan on the stove top.