Thursday 20 June 2013
Of Beans and Goosegogs
YGD found this idea on Facebook and immeadiately thought of me. So I had a go and took a pic. You may have seen this idea already, but I needed to share it in case you haven't, as it is SUCH a good idea!
We Have FINALLY collected all the hens into the orchard and new Uber-run, so that I can finish planting. Hurrah!!! So today in went the bean plants - Runners - Scarlet Emperor, Moonlight, Firestorm and Prizewinner. Climbing french bean - Blue lake. Heritage climber -Lazy Housewife and some Borlotti. As I finished the rain came pouring down, which saved me watering the plants in!
I made fleeting mention of the gooseberries not being ready last week and earlier in the year showed a pic of gooseberries being scrumped by Sky the lamb. Today I found that we have a far greater threat to the goosegogs... Chickens ! They have completely stripped the berries from the three large fruit garden plants. Thank goodness they didn't get access to the six bushes in the paddock garden and are now safely away in the orchard. I have to decide now wether to make jams or sell the berries - I usually have enough for both.
It is only a couple of weeks until our big family party and the girls and I are starting to organise the races and games for the children (and adults) We are being very frugal and the cost will be NIL! I'll give you a run down of it when we are organised
For no particular reason other than I love her lots, here is a picture of our cat Dixie on her new furry mat. I have no idea where it came from - it just arrived with some materials given to me I think. Whatever - Dixie LOVES it!
Thanks for reading my somewhat rambling blog
Bye for now