Life is gradually getting back to normal for now. Our youngest son will need further surgery when he is stronger but we are making the most of the everyday simple things that you miss when it all gets taken away. Our lives are gradually expanding from hospital rooms, to care at home to getting out and about again. I am now back at work and our son is enjoying little trips out with friends. He is getting used to life with a stoma and is determined that it will not stop him enjoying life to the full. Our worlds are expanding once again.
I love a simple life, I'm never happier than when I'm pottering around in the garden, cooking simple food, watching nature re awakening after winter. I have missed these little things so much over the last few months. It may seems boring to other people but these little things make me very happy. When my eldest son asked me what I would like to do for Mothers Day, I didn't want to go out for a meal, I asked him to come over and help me shovel barrow loads of manure into the poly tunnel. Yep I know weird.
I am in a desperate race against nature at the moment to get the garden and poly ready for planting, I just wish my old bones could achieve more in a day. The beautiful weather over the weekend meant I was out working in the garden for 2 whole days and I'm knackered! I am starting to see a little progress at last.......just a little.
|We still have a little frost around|
The fence that followed the line of daffodils which was blown down before we moved in will need replacing to protect the veg patch from the high winds we get here. It looked very strange when all the daffodils started popping up across the garden.
I managed to get hold of some more cardboard so have progressed with the no dig veg beds.
Recycled, UV resistant pallets that were lying around at work and an old curtain rail have been put to good use to make compost bins.
I have been busy clearing the totally over grown polytunnel ready for growing our summer salads. The grape vines and kiwi have been totally cut back, hopefully they will survive but I wouldn't have been able to grow food that we could actually live on without this drastic action. It was also full of ants nests which didn't take too kindly to being disturbed! It is as dry as an old boot in there so plenty of manure and compost is going on top.
The piquant pepper seeds sent to me by fellow blogger Dani over at ecofootprints a couple of years ago are still viable despite moving house. Hopefully now I have a poly I can get some peppers to grow although it is nothing like the South African climate in Cornwall.
I have been doing a little bit of mindless easy knitting, yet another shawl. This time I made up the pattern which is turning out to be a strange shape!
I planted some winter lettuce in a container in the poly a few month a ago which has gone to seed after being totally neglected, but isn't it pretty!