Well I'm back, with a bang..... and a fizzle and a whimper.
Nothing seems quite real at the moment. Time is moving so strangely, there's so much to do and no inclination to do it. I'm sure lots of you know exactly how I feel.
We have the raised beds in place now, they've been built and partially filled since these photos were taken.
The tyres around the edge hold our fruit trees and bushes.
The fruit bushes are in front of the office building and the trees are parallel with the Man Shed. The empty tyres will be used to grow things that need the extra depth, parsnips, carrots etc, while everything else will be grown in the raised beds. Lovely Hubby has one more wooden bed to build, but we decided to use all the recycled plastic beds from my old polytunnel as the main beds at this house. We will build 'super dooper special beds' when we reach our forever place. This next three years is about recycling, re-using and re-purposing and not paying out for what we don't need to.
I finally made these last week, Damson Gin, Damson Brandy and Damson Brandy Jam, Lovely Hubby's eyes lit up when he saw them lined up on the work top, but we will wait a few more weeks for the alcohol to mature, the longer you leave it the tastier it becomes. In the meantime he can eat the jam, he'll be a happy chappy!!
I must say a big THANK YOU to Fostermummy for these gorgeously cosy knitted socks, I recently won them in her giveaway........
.....a good excuse to sit with my feet up and admire her wonderful handiwork for the day. She's a very clever lady, they are beautifully knitted. After much admiration they are going to be put somewhere safe until the colder weather returns and then they will keep my tootsies cosy inside my wellies, I may just use them over the next couple of days though as Winter seems to be banging at the door again.
It's nice to be back, thanks for all the lovely comments over the past couple of weeks, bear with me if I get a bit sporadic or go off piste slightly, it's still quite hard.......I've lost one of my biggest fans.