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Me & My Veg Patch


With all the lovely sunshine we’ve had today, me & the friend who visited (bang on time, making me feel doubly bad for all the things I was thinking yesterday when I thought she was late!) today, spent the afternoon in the garden so the boys could race around without destroying my house. It gave me the opportunity to have a look at the state of our garden properly.

We’ve (well, my husband & his step dad have…I wouldn’t want to give you the impression that I actually garden myself…I prefer to take a supervisory role!) been working on it a lot over the last few weeks, getting rid of a skip full of unwanted plants and concrete slabs. The result so far is that we now have a good sized lawn again. The next stage is buying a swing/slide/some kind of garden toy for Twink, some chickens for me (my Granny kept chickens on her croft & there’s nothing like the taste of really fresh eggs) and digging out the vegetable patch before planting some vegetables.

We have decided to postpone the last bit as a little experiment. Last year we planted a nice selection of vegetables. What we harvested was one inch-long carrot and a potato the size of a two pence piece.

Not exactly what we’d hoped for!

However, despite an over thorough weeding sesh late last year resulting in the removal of all visible plants, something is growing! Something is growing in straight lines, in between all the weeds.

Brave little plants.

The thing is, we have no idea what they are! We can’t remember what we planted where, and as you may have already guessed, we are NOT gardeners, so definitely can’t identify plants by sight. At some point I imagine we will have to decide they are ready to pull up and find out what they are, but as that will probably be when they start looking a bit dead, they may not be edible…I’ll aim for homegrown veg next year instead!

It’s a bit dark now to take a photo of The Patch, so I might update this post tomorrow, if I feel up to admitting that the weeds are bigger than the mystery vegetables. Hey. Maybe they’re not weeds. I honestly wouldn’t know.

Veg Patch


In other news, I visited a friend this morning and we exchanged carrier bags full of books! So I now have a large stash of books to add to my already huge pile of books I need to read. Luckily I have a small girl whose only wish in life is that I spend my days sitting on the sofa with her attached to me (& a not so small boy who goes back to nursery on Monday for 3 mornings a week) giving me lots of reading opportunities…if I can tear myself away from my new obsession with Twitter ;-)

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