Monday, 30 April 2012

Sherbet is very sad at the loss of his sheep friend Miss Ewenice

I am feeling very sad today as one of my dear sheep friends from far far away, has left this planet earth and gone to live a new life far far far far away, but even though she has gone now,  I can feel that she is still here very close to us. I know that everyone who loves her will miss her very, very much and I am sending all my hugs and love to them.  My sheep friend's name is Miss Ewenice and I am holding this pot of flowers in her memory.
 I am so sad for all of her friends and family that are missing her but I am also grateful that she is happy and feeling young again in her new rainbow coloured, blessed home.
Goodbye Miss Ewenice, I will miss you.
Love from Sherbetx

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sherbet sends rainbow coloured blessings to all of his friends

Good morning everyone,
I am having a nice rest in my garden today.
I woke up feeling very content.  I am sure I must have slept well and had sweet dreams, although this morning I did not remember my dream.  That reminds me, I must keep a notebook by my bed to write my dreams in, as Pearl says that dreams can give me messages and help me solve my problems.  It was very windy in the night and I was a little bit worried because I have some little pots with delicate new baby parsley plants in them. I was afraid they would blow over in the wind and break their fragile little stalks.
I went to check on them the minute I woke up and I am happy to say that even though some of them had fallen over they were all still alive and well.  I am going to say bye bye to you all now as I am settling down to my peaceful morning in my garden, with the sounds of the birds tweeting in my ears. I am feeling very blessed and right at this minute I am sending lots of rainbow coloured blessings to all of my dear friends from nearby and far far away. Love from Sherbetx 

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Marise Mouse sends Sherbet a spinach plant

As you can see, I am a very happy Sherbet Sheep today.  I will tell you why I am happy. This morning, my dear little friend Mango Mouse told me that he had been to visit a close friend of his. Her name is Marise Mouse and she lives in a house down a hill that leads off of Wiggleway Lane.
Marise Mouse gave Mango a gift to bring for me. How very kind of her. She sent me a lovely pot with a spinach plant in it for my garden.  Mango told me that Marise was a little worried because the spinach plant was not as beautiful as she would have liked it to have been. There had not been much rain lately.  However I was absolutely delighted to have it because even if it was lacking a little in leaves, it had lovely, big, long, light green stalks and it had seven little seeds on it. I took the seeds off and have planted each seed  in seven little pots and now from that one spinach plant I will have seven new plants. How delightful!  I will keep the little pots in my kitchen,  protected  until the new plants have grown. The main spinach plant is now enjoying life in my vegetable garden and has already made friends with the caterpillars. I can't wait for it to make new leaves.  I am very grateful to Marise Mouse for the joy I will have watching my new little seeds grow into spinach plants. Thank you Marise Mouse. Love from Sherbetx

Friday, 27 April 2012

Sherbet is so grateful for his home grown lettuce

Oh how lovely it was to share a meal with my dear friends Doodle, Mango and Pearl yesterday evening.  I picked my best salad leaves from my vegetable garden to make sure we had a delicious healthy meal. I am so grateful and happy that I have such a wonderful variety of lettuce in my garden, I have red lettuce, curly lettuce, dark green lettuce, light green lettuce, lettuce with long wiggly leaves, lettuce with short round leaves and  lettuce with raggedy looking leaves. They are all so tasty, some have a peppery taste, they are Doodle's favourite but Pearl says she only likes them mixed in with the other leaves.
 We were very lucky also to have some delicious big red ripe tomatoes straight from my garden vine and one juicy cucumber.  I was sorry to have to take away some of the shelter from my caterpillars but I know they will understand.  Before my friends arrived, I was so excited that I waited at my front door to wait for them and to welcome them to Clover Cottage. I am very blessed to have such wonderful friends.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The naughty cat is not so naughty

I was just sitting under my oak tree this morning, thinking about my dear friends Doodle, Pearl and Mango. It seems that I have not seen them all together for a while, so  today I will ask them all to share a delicious meal with me this evening. It will be something nice to look forward to.
I do love just sitting quietly under my tree, it is so quiet in my garden. I had just closed my eyes for 2 minutes and was deep in thought, when I heard a little purring sound close to my ear. I opened my eyes and there sat the naughty cat from the farm at the other end of Wiggleway Lane. The only thing was, that he did not look at all naughty this morning he only looked hungry so I asked him to come with me to my kitchen and I gave him some special  biscuits that I keep in my cupboard for my visitors and a saucer of milk that I usually keep for my hedghogs. After the not so naughty cat had eaten, he settled down to sleep on my kitchen rug. It was very nice to have his company for a little while this morning and I do hope he visits me again soon.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Sherbet feels protected by angels

I had a really good night's sleep last night.
 I felt as though I was floating on clouds all night long and when I woke up I realised that the reason I slept so peacefully was because of my angel tickles yesterday. Being tickled by angels has made me feel all protected and safe, I feel all warm and snuggly inside. It feels truly wonderful.
I did wake up quite early this morning,  I woke to the delightful sound of the birds singing in my trees, a sound I love.  As I felt so blessed and protected myself,  I wanted to go into my garden and check on all of the little creatures to make sure they were all safe and happy.
 I checked on the frogs, I checked on the blackbirds, I checked on the caterpillars in my lettuce, I checked on my hedgehogs and when I saw that all was well and peaceful, I headed back to my kitchen to have my breakfast. Just as I was reaching my door, I saw a fallen leaf on the grass and on it was a tiny ladybird. I picked up the leaf and looked closely at the little insect. How pretty she was, I welcomed her to my garden and told her she could stay as long as she liked. I wondered if she was all alone in the world or if she had a family. I told her she would be safe in my garden and that  I would protect her just as the angels were protecting me.  

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Sherbet is tickled by angels

A very strange thing happened this morning. As I was working in my vegetable garden planting my new seeds, I felt a faint tickle on my cheek. At first I didn't take much notice of it, then I felt a tickle on my other cheek, then another one on my nose, then another one on my ear tops. Well, I closed my eyes, and just stood there by my pea plant. I waited to see if I felt the tickle again. Yes! There it was, and not only was it there but I began to feel lots and lots of tickles all over me. I opened my eyes and  I was amazed to see hundreds of lilac feathers floating out of the sky and settling on my wool and on my grass. I have no idea where they came from. None of the birds in my trees were losing lilac feathers and there were no birds flying overhead, and in any case they seemed to come from high up, from the clouds in the sky. Pearl once told me that when I feel a little tickle, it is an angel touching me.  If it is true then I have been touched by hundreds of angels this morning .

Monday, 23 April 2012

Sherbet finds an old picture of himself with his teddy bear

Hello Everyone. This morning I was clearing out my cupboards as an extra bit of my spring cleaning and on one of the top shelves I found an old picture of me when I was a very young sheep. I have not seen it for ages, I thought I had lost it. How lovely that I can share it with you all now. As you can see,  I really look quite the same except that I was bit fluffier when I was younger.  I seem to have been a little less pink then, maybe I did not go into the garden as much as I do now. I remember that teddy bear, it was my favourite toy and I had a pair of pyjamas just  like that too. I used to take that teddy bear everywhere with me . I even took it to my first day at sheep school. I was very afraid at my first day at school but having my teddy bear with me gave me courage.  Oh how time passes. It reminds me to make the most of every precious day as we can never get them back again. Love from Sherbet x

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Sherbet dreams how to enrich his soul

Oh my goodness,
 I was just so tired last night that I went to bed really early.
 The minute my head touched the pillow I went straight off to sleep. I woke up later than my usual early time  this morning but when I did open my eyes, I straight away realised that I had just left a wonderful dream behind and I wished I could have stayed asleep in my dreamy land.
 In my dream, I was sitting on my flowerpot in my garden and Reginald Rabbit was sitting on the grass next to me. We had been telling each other our adventures of the past few weeks and it was so heartwarming just to be in his company again. He told me that he was always in my dreams with me even if sometimes I did not remember. He told me to always remember to read my special books with the wise words in, as it would enrich my soul. How lovely!  At that point I woke up with a big smile on my face and I remembered everything he said. How wonderful to know that I can enrich my soul by reading my wise words books. Reginald Rabbit is right about everything. He is very wise, even wiser than Pearl and I know I will be a better Sherbet Sheep if I follow his advice.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sherbet is grateful for a wonderful day

It is such a lovely sunny morning here at Clover Cottage  so I am at the moment  riding my bike along Wiggleway Lane to the local village to buy some more seeds for my vegetable garden. I am taking special care to notice all of the trees and hedges and wildflowers on the side of the lane ( I am trying also not to fall off my bike as I wobble when I look sideways !) Kathy Cat has taught  me all of the names of nearly everything I am likely to see. She is very clever and knows everything about gardens and nature.
 I am also going to treat myself to a little picnic on the way back. I will find a lovely shady tree, sit underneath it for about half and hour, eat my banana, drink my orange juice and quietly sit in peace and enjoy the silence. Oh I wish you could all join me on this wonderful day under the tree in Wiggleway Lane. I am so grateful for a day like today.  Love from Sherbetx

Sherbet has a most charming French visitor

I awoke very early this morning after a very tempting dream of rhubarb pie and custard.
 I opened my kitchen door with a bottle of milk in my hand ready to fill the saucers for my hedgehogs, when I heard a strange and delicate voice. The voice said Bonjour monsieur!  I looked around me and there, coming up my garden path was a beautiful French poodle with a pink bow tied onto a pom pom on her head.
 I said Bonjour to her too and asked her where she was from.  ( Luckily Pearl had taught me to speak some French)   She said she was a visitor here, all the way from Paris. She told me that she had heard of the famous Sherbet Sheep and was curious to meet him. I told her I was Sherbet Sheep and that I was absolutely delighted to make her aquaintance.  When she told me her name was Angelique, I thought she may be an angel!  I asked her to join me in my kitchen for a cup of my special tea made from the mint in my herb garden.  She told me that she found my company most charming. I was very flattered and I felt my cheeks turn a brighter shade of pink, in fact they turned nearly as pink as she was!  After a most pleasurable hour, mostly discussing French food, I might add, it was time for her to leave, so regretfully we said au revoir to each other at my garden gate.  I do hope she visits me again one day, I did so enjoy sharing a pot of mint tea with her.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sherbet has a delectable vision of rhubarb pie

Oh what a joy!  While I was away spending Easter with Kathy Cat, my rhubarb plant grew and grew.  It must have rained while I was away, unless my dear friends took special care of it for me.  I just love rhubarb. The only trouble is, I have to cook it with lots of brown sugar otherwise it makes my tongue shiver !!  When it is ripe and ready to pick, I will take a whole basket full to Pearl and I know she will make us the most magnificent rhubarb pie. I can hardly wait. I am licking my lips now at the thought of it's scrumptiousness. I have a delectable vision in my head of a lovely rhubarb pie sitting on my kitchen table at Clover Cottage, next to it is a jug of warm, smooth custard and Pearl, Doodle, Mango and I are sitting around the table admiring the pie's perfection.  Oh what absolute yumminess.  I just cannot wait for my rhubarb to grow, but patience is a virtue and it will taste even better because I have had to wait for it. That is one thing I am very sure about !

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Poor Sherbet gets stuck in a tree!

Oh dear, I was trying to climb one of my trees to get a better look at the new little buds that were growing and I got stuck!  My wool became well and truly tangled in the branches, silly me, what a careless thing to do! I had to call for help as I just could not find a way to get out of the tree. Luckily, just at that moment, Mango was having his plate of cheese and bread in his watering can and he heard me calling.  As Mango is so little he could not do much to help me himself  but instead he ran to fetch Doodle from his art studio.  It only took Doodle ten minutes to arrive. What a wonderful sight to see him walking over my grass carrying my wooden ladder over his shoulder.  He climbed the ladder and untangled my wool from the branches of the tree and I was then able to climb down the ladder by myself. I was so grateful to be rescued. Doodle said that he was very glad he was not away from his studio today or I may have had to sleep in the tree all night long!  You see, the farmer from the other end of Wiggleway Lane was away at the market and Pearl was also away buying new jars for her jam making so there was no-one else here at all. Oh dear, what a pickle I would have been in!  I am so grateful that my wonderful friend Doodle was close by in my time of need .

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sherbet is back from his Easter Holiday

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much over Easter,  but I am back now at Clover Cottage and I am sure I will be very busy over the next few days looking after my garden.  It looks like it has not rained much here. My grass is looking a little bit brown around the edges so the first thing I will do is find my watering can and my hose and give everything a really good sprinkle with water to revive my  flowers, my vegetables and my grass. I am grateful to know that my friends Doodle, Mango and Pearl did their best in taking care of everything but it really is such a lot of work especially when it does not rain. 

I had a really wonderful time with Kathy Cat and I did indeed ride Kizzy horse through the forest. I had to cling on tightly to his ears as I did feel a very long way off the ground. I am not used to riding on a horse but Kathy Cat told me that Kizzy was a gentle old horse and would be very kind to me. I really enjoyed spending time in  Kathy Cat’s wonderful garden. I will show you some of my holiday photos. The only problem I had, was that I could not find a comfortable flower pot to sit on, they were either too big or  too small, I almost felt like Goldilocks and the 3 bears, so I just sat among the  flowers and the vegetables and even on some rocks which I must say were a little bit rough on my delicate bottom bits! Anyway I have to go now to give my hedgehogs a saucer of milk, they must be very thirsty. Love from Sherbet x

Friday, 6 April 2012

Sherbet is away for Easter

I have decided to go and visit Kathy Cat for a few days over Easter as I miss her so much.   I am really looking forward to it as she said I would be able to ride with her on Kizzy horse through the forest. What fun I will have. Kathy is also an expert at all things to do with gardens and she knows the names of all of the flowers and all of the bushes and trees, so while I am there I will take lots of notes and come back and teach Doodle, Pearl and Mango what I have learned. I am sorry I do not have much news today but I am tired out after all of my spring cleaning and I am going to give myself a rest. I wonder if Kathy Cat has a flower pot I can sit on in her garden? I will be away for a few days so I will write again when I get back. Love from Sherbet x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Sherbet spring cleans Clover Cottage

I have been so busy spring cleaning Clover Cottage this morning that it has worn me out.
 I dusted or washed every single little thing that I could find, even an old pair of Mango's boots that he left here.
 I  took all of my books with wise words in, out of the bookshelf and wiped each one with my duster even though they had no dust on , maybe that is because I am always reading them so they do not get a chance to sit around for long !
 Anyway  I have just made myself a lovely refreshing cup of mint tea with fresh mint from my  herb garden and I am going to just sit on my flowerpot and relax for the rest of the afternoon.
 Love from Sherbetx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A Sunny Sunflower day

The days have been so sunny lately that it makes me think of sunflowers. I was also thinking this morning, as I was tidying up my garden, that one of the things I really like doing is untangling all of those tangled up bits of long, creeping, winding stalks that all seem to take each other over. I particularly like the twisty ones, that twist like long curls around each other.  I love untwisting them and freeing them all so that they can have lovely independant lives and are free to creep in any direction they want to go. Sometimes it is really hard work as some of them are really tough so I am so glad I have a good assortment of gardening gloves to protect my delicate skin from scratches.
I wish you all a lovely sunny day wherever you are. Love from Sherbetx

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Sherbet is meditating

I woke up this morning feeling so grateful for all of the wonderful blessings in my life.
I look around me and I have so much to be thankful for.  The sun is shining, the grass is all springing up in new shades of green and all the little vegetable seeds I have been planting lately have popped out of the ground in a jubilant display of green baby leaves.  I feel so blessed, that I am going to sit quietly in the bright sunshine on my lovely fresh grass and meditate.
 I will just imagine I am bathed in pure white light just like Reginald Rabbit .
 I will say goodbye now until tomorrow,  as I am now going to settle down peacefully and meditate.
Love and blessings and pure white light to all of you

Monday, 2 April 2012

Sherbet sheds a little tear as he says goodbye to Reginald Rabbit

This morning I was very sad as I had to say goodbye to my very precious friend Reginald Rabbit.
  We shared a very tasty breakfast together of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, porridge with blueberries and crunchy toast spread with Pearl's special homemade marmalade.  Reginald enjoyed his breakfast very much.  For his very long journey, I gave him a packed lunch including some juicy red apples from my tree and some sandwiches made with Doodle's delicious homemade granary bread.  Reginald walked around my garden one more time saying goodbye to all the little creatures that he is always so fond of, and we walked down the path together to my garden gate.  We gave each other huge squeezy hugs and Reginald promised to visit again as soon as he could.
 I waved goodbye to him and watched him go all the way until he disappeared around the bend in Wiggleway Lane. I did shed a little tear but then I thought the best way to be happy again is to go and water my lovely Spring flowers and my one pink rose so that is exactly what I did and it really did make me feel better.  Reginald Rabbit is always in my heart and I look forward to the joyful day when we will see each other again.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Reginald Rabbit is staying at Clover Cottage

What a wonderful evening we all had together yesterday.  Pearl, Doodle, Mango, Reginald Rabbit and I,  all helped to make a delicious pumpkin soup made with freshly picked pumpkin from my garden .
Afterwards we enjoyed some very scrumptious cakes that Reginald had brought with him from far far away. He called them Angel cakes . maybe because they were as light and floaty as angels wings.
 This morning Reginald woke up early and started work in the garden. He loves to be in the fresh air and he loves to keep busy. I am very grateful for his help as my vegetable garden and my flower garden need  lots of looking after, especially now in Spring time when things seems to be growing at a very fast pace. I must say I am feeling a little sad today as I know that Reginald will soon have to go home again but I know I must live in the present moment and not worry about tomorrow otherwise I will not be able to fully enjoy my very precious day with my special friend Reginald.