Thursday, 12 May 2016

An unplanned productive evening.

Last night I finished work, got the kids from school and as they were both tired and Grace was feeling under the weather, they pretty much went to bed as soon as they got in and had tea.  Nothing serious thankfully, just school kids and more germs, but it meant I somehow had a really productive evening.
I set about in the veg plot digging over part of the remaining bed that I've been avoiding.  If I take it an hour at a time, it's more manageable than the thought of doing it all at once.  It's about 1/3 to 1/2 done now so I am really pleased.  I've added more rotted manure in to the bit I've done tonight and hopefully come the weekend I will get the rest of the plants in there.  Then that leaves one more bed plus a space that's previously been used for burning god knows what.  That will become my potato bed very soon.
So in between the veg plot, I had a guy come and collect some manure which combined with another couple over the last week has made an even bigger dent in the muck heap.  Once he had gone and I'd done what I set out to in the veg plot, I spent an hour in the field picking up a barrow of poo.  It's back breaking work but it was actually quite therapeutic as it is so quiet, so relaxing that in the end I almost enjoyed it.
In the greenhouse the tomato plants have started showing lots of the yellow flowers which will become the fruit so I am now getting excited!!  How long until I can harvest my first tomato!!  Rhubarb & asparargus were divine, I wonder if the tomatoes will be!
Finally I watered my plants then put the animals to bed before collapsing into my own bed, ready to do it all again the next day, what could be better!

Dad started digging the bed for me last night which spured me in to doing more tonight.
This is one of the many muck bins, look at all those mushrooms growing!! 
Close up of one of the mushrooms
The muck heap has caved in as it's started to rot.  3 months old, good stuff this sh1t!

10 comments:

  1. I hope you can use the mushrooms, I must get some horse much from next door and get a mushroom bed going, great work you will soon be reaping the rewards :-)

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    1. Now I was thinking that myself but I have no idea. They are very rubbery, almost silicone like. I will have to get my book out and have a look.

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  2. Back breaking but what an end result you will have Tracy. I was digging yesterday. Due to a niggling back problem I can only dig for about an hour at a time but then I was doing other stuff and by the end of the day ached like crazy but we all know it is well worth it.x

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    1. I can only dig for an hour anyway lol, it is so hard! It's well worth the rewards though isn't it? x

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  3. Meant to say I hope your little ones are feeling more chipper.

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    1. It's still hurting her (ear infection) and she said it's crackling inside her ear now, so hopefully a day or 2 and she will be fine. Thank you x

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  4. Shame your not closer, good muck is what my garden needs

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    1. Aw we have tons of great stuff, if you're ever passing, drop in! :)

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  5. Just found your blog through Dawn's and very glad I did! just followed, looking forward to seeing more from you, you seem to have exactly the same mindset as us :)

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    1. Hiya - thank you :) we are very new to this but we know what we like, it's just a case of learning and enjoying, we're enjoying the ride!

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