This was actually meant to be a birthday post for Bill! But true to form, my blogging skills are sadly lacking – this post is decidedly late. Happy birthday Mr B.
More to the point, I have another summer without Bill! Needless to say, the kitchen just isn’t the same without him (nor is the larder). I miss his banter with hubby, his commentary while watching cooking shows and the tips he sends my way when I’m in the kitchen. The green tea consumption in the house is way down and the fridge is lacking the wonderful assortment of goodies it boasts when he is here. Still all is not bad, I have started preserving kicking off 2019 with a zucchini relish and I’ve also pickled some peppers. Good!
Frog Pond Farm
So a long overdue jumble of photos of our veg garden and Frog Pond Farm looking rather green – there is nothing like some summer rain to brighten up the place.
We are munching on the usual array of summer veg – lettuce, spring onions, zucchini, beans, spuds, rocket, cherry tomatoes and herbs loads of fresh herbs. The corn is growing like mad and the first cucumber of the season has been picked.
I’m going to plant some more potatoes too, but I need to get cracking on this as January is sliding by, plus I need to plant more fennel. I’ve given up on carrots and onions .. too hard (please don’t say you have loads of success with these veg) and I have decided that this year I’m going to grow garlic again (my fingers will be crossed). Oh and by the way Bill, some things just don’t change I’m afraid – you still won’t be allowed to use the garlic when you do finally get here! LOL
My garden is calling me, I need to prune back broken branches in the orchard thanks to those thieving possums, cut back lavender which looks bedraggled and unloved, rip out some kikuyu grass and lastly haul the bindweed off the fence we are sharing with a neighbour I loathe the stuff.
Agapanthus in the morning light
I’m sad to say goodbye … our lovely pet sheep Lucy died last week. You will be missed beautiful girl, Frog Pond Farm doesn’t seem quite the same without you.