I had a really good day today!! I woke up with a real purpose........ I was going to do something outside!! I may sound a bit strange, but it has been dark, pitch black even, for most days lately, and when it's not dark, it's raining!
So I just got dressed and went outside. The first thing I did was tackle the shed. I have had some new experiences with the chickens lately. Our chickens roam free in the garden, they come and go as they please, however, some nights they have been locked out of their pen as the door has blown shut. I find them cwtched up in the shed..... Which is full of stuff! So today I cleaned it and put down some hay! They now have two homes!!
So after the shed, I dug up 3 of our veg patches, so they are ready to be used. Very productive day indeed!!
So after the gardening, I went for a wander to Malcoms veg patch and garden. There's so many outbuildings and farm equipment, there's always some really nice details! So I took these on my walk.
There's so much veg in the garden, oversized beet root, huge cabbage and some really funny carrots!!
It's still fairly miserable weather, but the clouds gave way to a clear sky this morning so I made the most of it and took some pictures of whats around.
We really didn't do so well with the veg garden this year, it was not looked after the way it should have and we ended up with quite a bit of spoiled food!! But, on the plus side it adds some much needed colour to the garden.
I have collected and dried a lot of our leak heads as they are really beautiful and huge, but there were some garlic and leak heads that obviously got left behind. This image above is one such left over!
And if there is anything to lift the mood of this miserable weather and give me something to look forward to, it's new growth. I can't wait to be able to get outside and start sorting out the herb bed, the chickens totally ruined it last year, and keeping it tidy! I have lots of plans for the herbs this year, now that we feel like we have finally settled in!!!
Until then, I will be taking advantage of the cosy fire and only sneaking out of the house only occasionally, until the weather picks up!!