I had to pull up all the onions, some yesterday and then the rest this morning. The bl**dy rabbits had eaten the stems right down to ground level on most of them. Another couple of weeks and a bit more rain and we would have been harvesting enough onions to see us through a good few months, instead I will be lucky to get a couple of jars of pickled onions. Or I might just blitz the lot in the food processor and see if they will freeze as chopped onions.
Today these three trays and one more slightly fuller one containing the onions harvested today, have been sat in the sun drying out.
This is where it gets tough growing your own, all the work I have put into these, planting the sets, weeding and the occasional watering and they have barely had a chance to grow. It's very disheartening.
Asda sell one kilo bags of red and white onions for £1. Sometimes I ask myself is it all worth it.
Meanwhile the driveway is starting to take shape ....
... levels have been worked out and the noise of rollers and diggers has been incessant all day, I was feeling pleased with real, visible progress.
Then I caught the builders feeding Suky titbits from their dinners ... bread crusts and pastry edges, to say I was annoyed would be the biggest understatement of the year up to now.
I have been carefully weighing out her food for weeks now, giving her exact quantities to help with her weight loss, ignoring those pleading brown eyes whenever I have been eating, and feeling like a mean Mum, and all the time they have been thwarting my efforts and slowing down her weight loss journey. No wonder her weight has been going down so slowly!
All in all it's been a very infuriating day.