Easter has always been my favourite holiday, and not just because of all the chocolate! My childhood was spent each year holidaying with the family on a farm up near Kyneton, and every year it was the same. The same crisp, cool but sunny weather, the same sights and smells, the same animals greeting us like old friends. There was something about the 'feel' of Easter, a time of year that had it's own atmosphere.
Now, with my own family, we don't go away at Easter because there is always something happening on the farm or with our sheep that needs doing. At the moment my husband is busy harrowing the paddocks, getting it ready to put in a new crop. With the change of seasons it spells a new beginning and another faze in our lives surrounding the going-ons at the farm. With a soil test done recently the fertiliser will soon be spread, before the clover and rye grass goes in.
At home the vegetables in the garden reached the end of their life cycles and last week I spent three hours clearing out the garden beds and mowing the lawns. The soil can now be prepared for winter greens such as broccoli, broad beans and perhaps even garlic. I'm looking forward to winter soups filled with our own produce.
I've become a little fascinated with colour lately and today's palette celebrates both Easter and the mood it provokes within me; a somewhat relaxed and lazy blue.
Have a Happy and safe Easter.