The three of us spent a few hours together in the veggie garden this arvo, when the sun came out after a shockingly freezing start to the day ❄️🏔 This morning, as it was too cold to do anything outside, we went for a drive and picked up a trailer full of old timber floorboards we will likely use for our loft in our guesthouse. They were wet and it’s hard to gauge what they will be like when dry and after a sand and oil, but they are lovely and thick and are from a house that was built over 100 years ago so I am pretty confident they will have great character.
The gardening session that followed was refreshing and fun!
Aside from my recent efforts with our new greenhouse bench, I have put very little time into the veggie patch lately. I am happy for it to slow down quite a bit over winter as we have many other projects on the go; however, some beds need clearing and I have a number of brassicas and things I should really plant out soon.
Gene here is raking the soil after we pulled out the sweet corn and our Kentucky wonder beans. I can’t quite bring myself to pull the tomatoes out just yet. Sure, the rats are now finding the ripe ones before I get a chance to pick them, but there is still quite a number left to ripen and I regret jumping the gun on that last year. It did snow on Mt Roland today but it could very well turn out quite balmy for the rest of the week!
James and I vowed we will allocate a bit more time together in the veg patch; at least once a week, as we know it won’t be fun for all to be constantly immersed in only the guesthouse. We feel it is important to mix things up, especially when spending so much time at home now.
Are you setting yourself a bit of a schedule whilst spending time at home right now? I’m thinking a rather loosely based one will suit us.
🤗 Amy 🌱 - 21 minutes ago