Sunday, January 20, 2013 the vege garden's all happening....

broad beans, beetroot, carrots...

silverbeet, spinach...

sweetcorn hopefully going to flower and produce sweet, succulent  corn cobs...

"To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds and watch the renewal of life - this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do."
(Charles D. Warner) 

"When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.
If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant!"

(author unknown)

 The man of the house has been very busy in his patch....we are eating lots of lovely fresh produce.  The tunnelhouse is producing cucumbers, tomatoes, mesculin salad mix and some lemons.  

the nasturtiums at the back door are flowering...

the ageratum is putting on a pretty blue display.

There has not been a lot of crafting going on this week - had chemo number 9 and was a bit unwell afterwards...however only 3 more treatments of that left to go...then radiotherapy and surgery...we are getting there...

I did finish the sneaky critters x-stitch, and knitted up this much too pretty to use dishcloth, the pattern is from a lovely blog. Homespun Living.

Also made up a batch of Peppermint Cleaner, this smells so good! it's incredibly simple and cheap to make and eliminates a lot of undesirable chemicals that are often in commercial cleaning products.  The recipe is from Wendyll Nissen . The Green Goddess blog.  This lovely lady sells her products and includes the recipes on the labels...I have reused the jar.

I always feel better after I have 'made' something !  it's that need to create!

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment.
My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams.
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful."

(Abram Urban)

Have a happy week.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I found your blog via Mia's, you have the most wonderful country style and beautiful photos. Ann