This week has gone so fast. It’s nearly Christmas, and we also have Matt’s birthday next Friday too. He will be 18. And no it doesn’t make me feel old, after all Cam is only 2 .
A bit of an update on the gardening.
The broad beans are doing great. I only planted four, as I wasn’t sure how they would go. They’ve been great, and Ian and I are both enjoying them. Cam has been eating them straight from the garden. I even planted four more a couple of weeks ago to see if I could get a late crop, and those are just starting to flower now, so it’s looking hopeful.
No beans yet, they are just starting to flower, but the plants are very small, a result of the terrible spring winds getting to them, the peas are a bit the same. It looks like I only have 3 regular peas surviving, but about a half dozen snow peas, which are starting to produce now (we had some in our salad tonight).
Tomatoes are doing fantastic. We have about 50 plants in, and still have a half dozen that need planting out this weekend. Most are flowering now, some are just starting to fruit. I can’t wait to not have to get tomatoes from the shop.
I am about to harvest the first 2 zucchini tomorrow. I’m making a Spanish omelet for lunch, they will be one of the main ingredients. We have started lifting the early potatoes, as they are ready, but we haven’t got a very good harvest off them. Wrong spot maybe, who knows. They did get enough water, of that I”m sure as we have been really good about keeping the veges watered. Oh well, you wind some, you lose some. At least if i have to buy some I know they are grown only a couple of kilometres from here, keeping it local.
The radishes that are left have gone to seed, but that’s okay as the pigs and chooks will still eat them. We just need to remember to only plant about 6 or so a week, otherwise we have too many.
The lettuces are growing great, now that they are protected from the birds, and we are having salad most nights now.
On the crafty front, still no pics of Matt’s quilt, as I just haven’t got around to hanging it to take a pic. I do love it though, and really enjoyed sitting with it on my knee, hand stitching the binding down
Here’s a sneek peek of Nathan quilt.
I’ve done the front, and most of the back, but need to add some zigzag to the back otherwise I’ll be short on fabric, and I have enough squares cut out to use on the back as well. I got the batting for it today, so I might have it almost completed by the end of the weekend.
I made a bag today, for a handmade bag swap I’m doing on TNN. I won’t post pics just yet, in case the recipient reads my blog. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out though.
I was lucky enough to get a freebie this week, from the lovely Kimber, who makes many awesome things. Check out my cool bookmark, I love the fabric, and it’s been well used since it arrived in the post.
And…. half our TNN secret santa pressie arrived. Lilly got a neat weave you own scarf kit, and a few other bits and bobs, which she was very pleased with, and I was the very lucky recipient of a stack of fabric. It was such a cool gift. I love fabric
Last but not least, by any means. A lovely lady called Leanne made this beautiful skirt for Lilly. I supplied the hearts and skulls fabric, and Leanne chose the rest. Lilly is so pleased with it. It’s really soft and comfortable, and looks great on her. And nice for me to see Lilly in a skirt with having to pay bribery Leanne you are wonderful.
Nearly done, Sorry for the long post.
Poor Cam has had a rough time lately. First he had the horrible nappy rash from the change in washing powder, after only a couple of days clear he got the squirts, and is still not 100%, and has bad nappy rash again. This time I think he has thrush. Poor boy had such a sore bum I had to change his nappy at midnight last night, and put some soothing cream on him. He usually sleeps through almost anything. Well I’ve used all the nasty throw away nappies, so we are back in cloth, just with some microfleece liners because of the amount of cream he needs on at the moment. If it’s warm enough tomorrow I’ll give him plenty of nudey time
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