I do plan to post a few bits and pieces from the holiday especially about my visit to River Cottage HQ but I am so busy getting the gardens ready for spring. I did slack off a little in the garden before we went away because I knew no matter what I did then it would be for nought and I was right. It's a jungle.
Happily for the most part the weeds are chickweed and although it is edible, I just don't really like it. There is so much of it even the chooks have had enough too.
Of course I also came home with a renewed love for home and I have plans to provide more of our food needs. I think I am a glutton for punishment really.
When I popped a few rows of peas and broad beans in a few months ago I crossed my fingers hoping they wouldn't be over before we got home. I'm glad I sowed those seeds. The weeds have tried hard to all but smother most things but the peas, broad beans, kales and Brussels sprouts have prevailed.
Not too sure about the garlic plants. I've spent a good while today trying to untangle them from the weeds and they definitely need some sunshine. The winter garden harvest will be light on this year but I think that will mean the spring and summer will be even better for the garden resting. I hope anyway.
I have a mountain of correspondence to reply to as well which is such a lovely way to spend the cold nights.