Goodbye autumn .. what a lovely season you were! Hello winter, not so lovely, but hey, I do enjoy wearing boots, jackets and jumpers.
Hubby does strange things from time to time – so do I btw as you will read. Last summer a potted passionfruit seedling appeared unannounced in my veg garden. I remember at the time thinking, why on earth would hubby buy something that is so ‘permanent’.
Well, the poor seedling stayed in the pot for awhile until I relented (which I knew I would) and yes it got planted! What made me plant it next to my bean trellis is beyond me? How bizarre. Mind you, the vine is particularly happy, clambering all over the trellis and sneakily grabbing space from the resident pea plants. Just as well it is sporting passionfruit.
All is well at our place. I have even poked garlic in the dirt again. First time in a couple of years and I’m particularly pleased. Let’s not talk about rust!
The sheep are being incredibly well behaved and staying within the confines of the electric fence. I recall saying to hubby one day, did he think the fence was working? He looked oddly at me, wondering I’m sure, if I meant for him to test it. As is usually the case though, one way or another, it is usually me that determines if it is working or not. Why I thought I could slide an empty bucket along the electric fence and not get a shock is beyond me. At least I had a good laugh at my own expense, and a good whack to go with it.
Our chickens are particularly well. I have no idea if they are enjoying winter or not, all I know is, winter means less daylight hours, which also means less eggs! Even our newbies aren’t laying. Shame on them.
My veg garden is nearly planted. The only seedlings waiting patiently now for the dirt are beetroot, spinach and rocket. And then, let the back patting begin.
All the brassicas have been planted and are happily ensconced within the confines of my two cloches. Broad beans are also in the dirt and sharing the bed with more garlic.
The quince preserving is finished and thankfully I managed to survive. My days preserving aren’t yet over though. Goodbye quince, hello citrus!
I hope you enjoy the jumble of autumn pics – my fav season without doubt. I promise next post (which hopefully won’t take so long) to provide some long overdue shots of my veg garden.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments that you left on my last post ‘Grace’.