Monday, 26 April 2010

Progress Report.....

While we were away, chilling out in various Devon villages last week, my lovely parents managed not only to feed and look after all the animals (2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 pigs and 19 chickens) they also managed to get lots of jobs done on the farm.

They weeded the lavender bed.

Planted three rows of Kale.

Planted two beds of Main Crop potatoes (Maris Piper) along with over a hundred Beetroot plants.
And they still managed to make friends with and feed the horses in the paddock, clean the henhouse each day, squeeze in a couple of afternoons shopping AND keep the house clean and tidy. So a HUGE thank you to you both Mum and Dad.

This lovely bird feeder and the bird bath at the top of this post are just two of the things I have been spending my birthday money on.

Now it's back to planting for me, after the lovely cooling and thirst quenching (for the soil) rain yesterday the soil is lovely and soft again and I am taking the opportunity to plant out a lot of the seedlings from the polytunnel. This morning I am concentrating on my Broccoli seedlings and then later I am hoping to fill my little square 16 section bed with a selection of plants from the polytunnel.

Back with some pictures tomorrow.

Sue xx


  1. Wow, didn't they have a busy time! Glad you had a lovely break, am off to catch up on your hols now
    Take care

  2. And so when are you hiring them permanently!! And if nnot can I borrow them for a day or two to catch up on my 'to do' list!

  3. I suspect your parents thoroughly enjoyed helping take care of everything while you celebrated! Lucky you!

  4. If they ever fancy an all expenses paid trip to France... Do they do baby sitting too??

    Look forward to the seedling update.

  5. It's all go at your place - even when you are not there !


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