Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Get the gardening togs on baby.....



Last Friday there was snow, lots of it. We were trapped because Hubby took Dizzy to work and the play date we were invited to was too hard to reach. Late that night the biblical rain that was promised made good on that promise and we were deluged. Consequently by Saturday morning the snow disappeared as quickly as it arrived. Hurrah!

Saturday arrived spring-like so I set to planting my garlic in modules. All 52 plants now reside in the greenhouse.... I may have gone a bit overboard. I may rename us The Stinky Archers at the Larches or I might sell some of my plants on a little honesty table outside the gates - lots of the farmers do that round here. Next I planted more broad beans, some peas and lettuce. The greenhouse is beginning to look green.

On Saturday night I sat with the Thompson and Morgan seed catalogue, while Hubby watched NFL and cricket, and planned out the crops for the year. (The wild life I lead) I also costed the seeds and plants - whoaaaaa! Wish I hadn't done that. Hope the veg plants are pretty, because now I can't afford flowers.

We've decided to mark out a big plot in Home Field for potatoes, pumpkins, peas and beans this year and a kindly farmer has offered to bring his tractor and plough the land for us. I am a little worried by the exposure of the site we've chosen to rabbits and chickens, but fencing it would be too expensive so we're going to have to risk it. Hubby thinks we might put one level of electric wire around it....... I suspect this is so I may be electrocuted more regularly, clearly I don't get enough stimulation from the chicken fence twice a day. We'll see.

Come to think of it, I must start chitting potatoes ready for planting March 17th.

Roll on Spring.

The Archers at The Larches

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Lou - Chicken whisperer....

Snowy and Moon

Snowy and Moon