I’m ensconced in the office – it’s Monday and it has been raining on and off. I’m watching the water as it trickles down the windows which btw need a clean! There is the odd plop as an olive drops to the roof of the shed below which is where hubby has all his bits. I suppose it’s a ‘man’s shed’ really. This is where you will find useful farm equipment like our Iseki tractor with a mowing deck, a wonderful piece of machinery ideal for our hilly terrain, which as it happens, I’m not permitted to drive. Or the petrol weed eaters that are hanging on the wall in various sizes, sharing this space with an array of spades and forks, dirt still attached. There is a high-pressure water blaster stuffed into a corner, sporting a couple of flat tyres (probably why I don’t want to use it) and an array of buckets, surprisingly the odd one with a handle. Plus there is a mulcher which we bought years ago covered in dust.
Our summer guests are long gone but are still missed. I think of Bill often at meal times when we have plates of condiments or a biscuit topped with cheese and smothered in jelly – flavours that pop in your mouth are testament to his love of cooking. Ah sigh …
Of course there is my garden, my passion and joy which I’m incredibly protective of. It took me awhile to realise that my escapee chook Nola wasn’t doing the damage to the parsley, nor was she munching on beetroot leaves or shredding the sorrel for that matter. And she certainly couldn’t be blamed for digging tunnels from the compost to another garden. No, as it transpires four legged critters were the culprits. Enough said!
I have seedlings which I have grown from seed living on our front verandah. Trust me they are fussed over. They are residing under frost cloth which is draped over chairs. Not the most attractive area of the house but ..
These plants are feed, watered and will soon be poked in the dirt within the confines of a cloche for protection. Which given the activity of the wildlife, be they four legged or slimy things is a necessity. Can you imagine how many seedlings are going to be planted in here! LOL
So with this in mind dear reader, it is time to finish.
Stay safe my friends … and happy gardening!