Greetings from ‘lockdown’in Italy. We are at day 2 of this incredible situation. Lol. When my husband promised me a quiet retirement in his ancestral country, I didn’t think it would mean no movement allowed and stay at home enforcement… However, if this assists in containing this terrible virus, then we are more than willing to help. Our preparations included doing our monthly shop, as soon as part of the country went into lockdown. Then another monthly shop a week later. We usually have a month’s supply of animal feed on hand, however we doubled that. The car has been topped with petrol. Our dogs and cats are on ’ half dry rations’ with supplementary pig fat from the freezer. Our chickens were going to be moved to complete free range during the day, however as we have foxes and wolves, we have decided to keep them closer to the house. I think my advice to anyone is to keep busy - yesterday I made my first batch of soap. We also sat on our refurbished bench and enjoyed looking down the valley in the sunset. This morning we breakfasted on the terrace and thanked the heavens for such a glorious day.
Stay safe and enjoy the small things in life.