Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rain... hooray!

Rain is very welcome here  at any time but especially the rain we have had this week. It has been dry and tanks were getting low , paddocks are thirsty still and well... I am a fan of misty, inclement weather. Today is is my kind of day, cool and wet and my beautiful sister is visiting later.

My kitchen garden is really looking rather dismal in this photo I took on Monday. Struggling is how I would describe it at the moment. A bit of neglect coupled with hot and dry conditions and that is the result. I have been giving it some TLC this week and I'm hoping it responds and repays me. I do love my time outdoors but in all honesty, before Grace left, she was wanting to spend all my time doing things with her and I was happy to do that. Very happy.

Actually, my garden repays me for my work whether it is a little or a lot. I gathered this lot and we had a lovely dinner plus extra vegetables for the next day. Plenty of tomatoes to pick still and strawberries (which to my palate are too sweet). Apples and plums are ready now too so we can meet our daily fruit and veg requirements from home as long as a lack of variety doesn't bother us.

On the to-do list today is more garden work, hanging out with my family, and who knows what else. I'll play it by ear. Some more de-cluttering if I get time too. I'm going to let go of at least 366 items this year( I hope) and I'm keeping a tally. 12 out of 366 so far, A stack of 9 books and some unwanted clothing items.



Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Glad you got some rain ... Your garden is amazing xx

Lisa said...

I'm glad you got your rain, Tracy! Happy New Year.

Kimberley said...

I've been cleaning out the pantry (must work on not wasting food this year!) and went to the compost bin and discovered a giant rat. Then we both ran away in different directions! Food on deck, but must move as don't want rat getting any closer. ugh.
Fab garden produce.

River said...

Your kitchen garden looks very much like our back yard when I was about 5 years old. Mum had raised beds all over the bottom half of the yard, with a bit of lawn in front of them for us kids to play on. I remember helping her plant radishes and carrots in between tall sticks covered in green beans.
I hope you get plenty of rain to help things along.

Janice said...

How wonderful to receive rain. We haven't had much, but it is amazing how well plants respond to rain compared with watering with the hose. I'm sure your garden will bounce back. Enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is raining here right now, if I could send it to you I would as we don't need it right now! Hope that your garden keeps growing well. xx

Notthatkindoffarmer said...

Sounds an excellent day!
I am delighted to read this article.Great walk-through.
Thanks for sharing!!

Debbie said...

Hi glad you got some rain...your welcome to a drop or two of ours...I'm so fed up of the rain...your garden looks wonderful. Debbie x