Thursday 22 June 2017

The Missing Week

Thought I better get a new post done before people thought I had dropped off the face of the earth.
Its been a busy week and a very hot week
The asparagus bed was weeded  we have finished picking it now time for it to rest and rejuvenate.
 and mulched with the soiled bedding from the goats
 had to make a batch of peanut butter as I ran out
 with the last picking of asparagus I made up a quiche for when Louise came over for a visit,
 the hot spell we had saw me seeking shade and doing things that were less taxing
 like carding up alpaca fleece while listening to an audio book
 and clearing this border early morning before the heat builds up
 doing a little each day I have slowly made my way down half of it.
 Still harvesting lots of goodies, 
the pak choi is fantastic this year

 I have been getting hanging baskets done
 and window boxes,
 I have always wanted to plant up some window boxes.
 today we turned our attention to the orchard area, is was badly in need of a cut
 I cut around the fruit trees with shears so Martin could work with the strimmer without snagging the trees accidentally 
 now it is under control again we can see the trees
 the paddocks have all been topped as well.
 the fruit cage is now all finished with a nice mat of wood chip and the paths around the veg beds
 that just about sums up the week I didn't post, lots of jobs we are now on top of, it is making a big difference having Martin home more. I have also been getting some sewing done I will update my craft blog in a few days.
I hope you have all been enjoying the good weather ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž


  1. It always amazes me how much you manage to achieve, especially in this recent heatwave xx

  2. You have been busy! No wonder you had no time to post. The hanging baskets and window boxes look lovely Dawn.

  3. Goodness...I imagined you sat in your kitchen with trousers rolled up...feet in a bowl of cold water and a wet tea towel over your head...not that I've ever done anything remotely similar to that you understand...but boy in was blinking hot! x

  4. I take my hat off to you working through the heatwave - it was seriously hot! Back to normal today, though the rain is welcome. You found the perfect spot and job to while away the hottest part of the day. Super rolags - what have you got planned for it when it's spun?

  5. Great work on the orchard and borders since I saw them-what a difference! And the fruit cages done, too! Your window boxes and baskets look lovely.

  6. I knew that no blog posts would mean that you were busy.....and boy....were you ever.
    I don't know how you do it-x-

  7. Are you superwoman, doing anything in this heat is hard work bit as normal, you get loads done.

  8. You really seem to have been getting it done! That quiche looks yummy even though I hate asparagus.

  9. You guys did a lot of work on that orchard, it looks great! Funny, I made a quiche the other day and I think 3 other bloggers have blogged about quiches...I guess egg season is in full swing! :) It looks yummy!


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