We put in our garage sale fish pond purchase from months ago... only to find it leaked, so lined it with plastic. The moss covered rocks around the yard were wonderful for laying around the edges. Now to plant out foxgloves and birch trees.
Reading a favorite blog that made me think and pray and hope all day. To read about one particular child that like so many others, has reached the age of 5 years old and has been transferred from an orphanage to a mental asylum for adults because she has special needs. To read that this darling is without a home and now looks like a prisoner of war within a matter of weeks. To read that her life is now confined to a cot, a shaved head, facing starvation and strong tranquilising drugs to reduce the amount of care she needs. To think that our Australian adoption laws prevent many in this country from offering a home for a tortured child. Leaves me feeling trivial. This is Teri Lynn before she was institutionalised into the mental asylum just over 3 weeks ago, followed by the recent photo taken just days ago. She is only five years old.
The Mr DCT and I had a squabble before embarking upon a gorgeous new discovery in a close-by town. A gorgeous organic cafe. As I sat in the car pondering why we at times speak unkind words to each other - I snapped where the rest of the family were sitting and waiting for me. Knowing we are human, and we make mistakes - I still feel guilty when I think and pray for babes like this little girl.
The colour of this moss reminds me of the jumper ravelled here (not as to plan as I hoped with my first ever attempt at knitting in the round) I am knitting for Master J. We were investigating moss closely today after building the fish pond.... it seemed to be everywhere we looked.
We loved this tree on the way to the library this afternoon.
So many great books, I have opened up one of the self-sufficiency books first, and am off to be now to read my first Tim Winton novel. I had to get some on chickens for Master J and found just the one I had in mind.
Night, night. Please pray for this darling girl who needs a family to care for her. Tomorrow I will show you new stock headed for the Vintage Shed - a gorgeous book stand and some other delights!
Much Love Rach xx