Well I'm a wife of thus far 12+ years, the mother of 2 girls, passionate of all things natural, very much into a self sufficient lifestyle, enjoy mothering in all its extremes, big believer in homeschooling, massive breastfeeding advocate, never happier than when I'm deep in the creative process whether that is Jewellery making/ paper crafts, etc. I've been enjoying a vegan diet now 12+ years and one of my main mottos are; Individuality Rocks!!!!!!!
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Monday, 21 September 2009
This is just a quick update on what has been keeping me busy and out of the garden/ allotment (I had hoped to get there Tue, Wed, and Thurs of last week).
I’ll also show you some pictures of flowers that are still blooming here and there in the garden.
So last week my four year old was not a hundred percent and as such kept me both out of the garden and away from the allotment. Thankfully Wednesday the allotment site manager brought me her key to keep and use till I see her again on this Wednesday coming, so on Thursday with the little one finally on the mend and the weather warm and calm we made it to the allotment. I set about clearing some of the nettle and part of the communal compost heap off of my plot. I completed about a third of it and hope to if the weather is good make it back there again on Tuesday of this coming week.
While I was clearing I disturbed this little fellow and I also found this dead what I believe to be a shrew (not sure which one though).
On my return home last Thursday I did some harvesting in the garden. The Patch produced its first pumpkins ’Snowman’ x 2 from two plants (one of each plant) and a squash ‘Kobocha’ x 1. I’ve put them to ripen further then I’m store them away for the winter. The summer squash ‘Patty Pan’ is also still producing well and I took one off the plant that should have been picked at least two days before, it was approx 7” across. I also got some more dried pods of ‘Ying Yang’ and ‘Borlotti’ beans along with more tomatoes and my second lot of sweet corn which were all ripe and went down a treat at dinnertime. The late sown dwarf French beans a yellow pod variety also gave it’s first harvest.
This weekend I have been kept just as busy and I barely got chance to water some of the greenhouse plants. I have though harvested some more corn on Friday, and some perpetual spinach on Sunday.
Now as promised here are a few pictures of all I found in flower still lat Thursday.
. They are getting far and in between now but there are a couple mini beasties about.