Weekend reading

11 May 2018

Hello friends. I want to take a small moment to thank you for your comments. Over the years I've tried to build the comments section into a valuable part of my blog. I want people to share what they do, I want newbies to see how many things are done differently and I want to know that my online neighbourhood is thriving. I don't respond to many comments because I don't have the time and mostly I want to just say a quick, "thank you" or "well done!" or "keep going". But if I did that, I'd be on my computer much longer than I'm comfortable with and the comments section would be filled with so many repetitive messages you'd think I'd lost my marbles. But I do think that way when I read what you write and it makes me feel happy and inspired and proud. So to all of you who leave comments, thank you, well done! and keep going. ♥️

I'm having next week off the computer. I need the break and I want to help Hanno with another home project that I haven't told you about yet.  I have no doubt I'll feature the photos when I come back.  And yes, this will be the final big home project. Promise. 😌

The Saltwater People – a picture essay
27 grilled veggie recipes that prove BBQs aren't just about burgers You probably won't have all the ingredients needed for many of these recipes, I don't, but many of them have ingredients that can be easily substituted.

28 comments

  1. What is the bread pictured? Looks delicious

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    1. Betsy, it's just a bunch of scones. I didn't cut out single scones, I cut them pre-baking and left them in a block.

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  2. That's exciting, Rhonda. I can't wait to see what you are doing. I am so pleased with the garden this year. It is producing like crazy! It's so rewarding to grow your own organic fruits and vegetables. I used to be intimidated to make soap. Now it's a regular part of my routine, and a small home business. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  3. Gosh I haven't had a chance to sit down and read my favourite blogs for so long now, let alone leave comments. It really feels like a seasonal thing for me. But I've really missed your space and catching up with what you've been up to. Yesterday our growing season ended and today it's POURING with rain and icy cold and so begins my inside season. I really look forward to reading back and reading in the future months. Have a beautiful time away from your computer. Lots of love xxx

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    1. Hi Kate, sending love to you too. During my relocation of a book case and a culling of books, I found one I think you'll like. I'll post it to you the next time I go out. Enjoy your inside season. xx

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  4. It has finally started raining seriously here in Melbourne. And I have lit my first fire for the year as it's also very cold. Can't really complain about it though as cold and rain has usually arrived well before now. I was watering the garden every second day up until last week. The 52,000 tank was getting quite low but now is almost full again after 3 days of quite heavy rain. And I don't need to water . It is good to finally get some decent rain as we had less than a third of our April average.
    Claire in Melbourne

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  5. Can't wait to see what you and Hanno are up to, Rhonda. Enjoy your blogging break and thanks for the reading links.

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  6. The scones alone were enough for me! Be blowed with the links, lets crack open the cherry jam and freshly whipped cream and pop on the kettle. :)

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    1. I have the cherry jam:-D where are you?
      Claire in Melbourne

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  7. Oh I love it here and I always enjoy getting great tips and suggestions from your comment section. It's extra special because so few people take the time to comment nowadays. Have a great weekend,

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  8. Hi Rhonda, I really look forward to your weekend reading and Monday posts. It’s really good to know that you appreciate the comments. Have to go now I have a sudden craving for scones! Lisa W. Tasmania

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  9. Hi Rhonda, Though I haven't be commenting much in the past few months, I do check your blog every day. You are my very most favorite blogger cause I learn so much from you! Even though you are 7 years younger than me....ha!Ha! I have been ill for a while, but am so much better that I have been planting my garden all week and have more to go. My sweet hubby, Don has done the heavy prep work for me. Enjoy your time next week, just don't stay gone too long. Blessings, Carolyn in Florida

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  10. Loved Hannah goes to town, thanks

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  11. Those scones look delicious.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy your break from blogging Rhonda. I look forward to reading about the last home project. :)

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  12. Rhonda,
    Have you ever thought some people can't (don't know how) to comment !! that's me!
    I just want to let you know how much my dog Gemma has enjoyed the meals you put up on the screen months ago for Gracie!! thanks joanp

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  13. Yum! Those scones look scrumptious! Thank you for the excellent reading links again - I always check them out. Have finally discovered that it is impossible to comment from my ipad, but all is good with my laptop comments. (only took me a couple of years to work that out!!) Have a great week off.

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  14. Love the baby cot ideas. Enjoy your weekend and the rest of your week.

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  15. Live just watched Martha Stewart's video. She is in a different world to us simple living people.
    What an amazing house with more things than I would begin too want! I'll stick to our simple way of living, what a huge amount outings she has to deal with. Of course she makes money and entertains in a big way.

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    1. Hahaha- i am with you on that Diana Roberts

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  16. While I enjoy your posts, the Weekend Reading ones are my favorite.
    Can't wait to see the final big project!!

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  17. Hi Rhonda,

    it is so good to take some time away from the computer, I might just give myself a week off too. That said, I really appreciate that you continue to write. I just saw a new invention that promises to sort and fold all of your clothes for you - current cost around $16,000! I think it shows that blogs like yours are needed more than ever!

    Madeleine.x

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  18. Enjoy you're time away from blogging Rhonda. Don't do too much heavy work helping Hanno, take things easy!! :)

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  19. loved the stories, have seen a few of Hanna, Once in a Life Time, makes me realise how grateful i am for basic plumbing, doubt if i could ever wash by hand these days

    enjoy your break away

    thanx for sharing
    selina from kilkivan qld

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  20. That kids craft blog is perfect timing! I am leaving on Saturday to visit my overseas grandkids in the USA. thank you for all the research you do to find such interesting things to share every week! My son-in-law loves grilling and they have just joined a CSA so the grilling vegetables list is also going to come in handy!

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  21. Hello Rhonda. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I always find it odd that your winter weather is often far better than our summer weather and that it's your growing season.
    I didn't read your last bit of blog properly and missed the bit about you having a week off from the computer.
    I had started to be concerned that one or other of you was unwell so was delighted to read that it was just a fast from technology.
    Looking forward to your next post.
    Sue

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  22. i completely understand the need to have some down time from the computer Rhonda. I have just deleted my Facebook account. I opened it 3-1/2 years ago following the death of our son but now i have saved all i want from his page and do not feel the need for it. I only had 7 "friends" on it-- our son, his best friend who died last year, our daughter and other son and 3 of our son's friends :-) I have friends who do not even own a computer :-) I am happy with my decision :-)

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  23. Good on you Rhonda for taking some time out! We will all be here when you get back. The kettle will be on and a fresh baked cake on the table!

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  24. Thank you for posting the compost article. I have finally been able to get a compost going for my garden this year, and I am learning as I go along. The Texas heat is helping it along nicely, but I realize that I have much more that I could be adding. Recently, we switched to the smallest size trash can that our city has available and we aren't even filling that up for our family of four. It feels really good to have learned to cut, but I'd like to work toward even less.

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