Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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.