The sun shone for a short while today which allowed Jake and Bow to spend a couple of hours out in the garden. Sophie had been called into work at short notice so I was on dog sitting duties for part of the day. Bow was quite happy outdoors with Jake, he just kept popping into the kitchen to check I was still around before heading outside again. He is very good with the chickens and doesn't even attempt to chase them, but he did sneak into their pen and eat the carrot peelings I put out for them.
I was mostly pottering in the kitchen prepping some vegetables and making a big pot of vegetable soup.( Ignore the bare plaster walls in the photo - the kitchen is in mid decoration and we are at the stripped wall stage, it may stay like that a while!)
The soup had broccoli, cabbage, red peppers, garlic, potato, tomatoes, red and white onions, leeks, celery and carrots plus some vegetable stock and lots of seasoning. I left it as a chunky soup rather than blending it and I had a big bowl of it for dinner this evening.
It was very tasty, and I enjoyed it even more since it was made from part of a bag of veggies that Sophie had brought me to use up :)