Hectic, hectic month on the plot. Tidied up, built a raised bed, planted seeds that I’ve germinated in my new greenhouse, moved stuff around on the plot… and over the last few days I’ve been harvesting and preserving produce. I’ve made cordials, frozen beans, preserved some garlic in extra virgin olive oil, eaten loads of vegetables, and the biggest success has been today’s strawberry ice.
The girl is helping out so much. She loves it, and she’s getting the hang of the plot. Yesterday a pal joined her and she delighted in showing him around. I was so proud when they were watering the peas, she moved along the row whilst the pal was static.
And here’s her lovely grin
By the way, we love her frog t-shirt. And this is a frog in our garden — a benefit of letting the grass grow long.
As usual when there’s a situation where nature is running its course , I’m reminded of a Summer haiku by Issa:
Don’t worry, spiders,
I keep house