Saturday, October 26, 2013


We're currently (really - right now as I speak)  eating Jonathon's kipfler potatoes, my massey peas cooked in butter and Jonathon's green garlic with a little of the McKeith rosemary and salt that we bought in the Carmargue. A side of kale salad and radishes. Not too bad.

The pea thing is huge at the moment - I have the ones we're harvesting and two more plantings to follow. I probably planted too much chard, just enough spinach and there can always be more radishes.

The cauliflowers are just forming heads, also the broccoli. I transplanted the brandy wine and jaune flamee which are looking very healthy.  The weather is totally stupid. 37 degrees one day, 18 the next. There's no need to factor it into the planning - just plant everything all the time would be my advice.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fires and hedging

As it turns out, the hedging should probably have been done in early October.

It's all fires and helicopters right now. And tradesmen, of course (how we do love our tradesmen!)  The potatoes I planted in grow-bags are flowering now, and I have baby tomatoes on the yellow pear and cherry  tomato plants. We're harvesting peas (novella) and kale and spinach, and the fennel looks great. It's all coming up. The olives are blossoming, plus the apples; the chickens are laying (3 out of four) and

Dave put the new bridge in today and all the sleepers.

Bless you, Dave.  :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Competitive chickening

One of the Rockets has been laying for a week. Another one started today.

That's all I'm saying....

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Got my quirky little hearth tiled

It looks lovely  :)

See how the pattern isn't straight?  In my adorable part of this totally adorable house, nothing is quite straight. Everything's quirky.

I love it so much.