Sunday, September 8, 2013
Springtime around the Cottage
Incase you hadn't noticed, Spring is in the air around here. I've been madly weeding garden beds which seem to have way more weeds than they should.
The fruit trees are in bloom and looking fantastic. I just pray we get some good crops to be able to make up lots of jam and preserves to last us the next year through! This year I've also put in some raspberry canes, 2 of which do not seem to be doing quite as well as the others, but we shall just wait a tad longer and see. This was the garden bed I started up last year by laying down the newspaper, compost and hay over the grass and then planting some potatoes to keep building up the soil and getting something in return while I was busy building this bed.................. so now we have lovely soil, instead of clay and I have raspberries that will, we hope end up producing rather well!
One of the little pekin girls (Grace), is busy sitting on some eggs. Since I don't have any roosters here, I was lucky to get 6 lovely fertile eggs from a friend. She should be hatching these out a week before our grandchildren are due to arrive from the northern part of Australia........ a 3 -4 day drive down here to us!
I'm sure it must be just as busy around your own cottages and homesteads no matter if you are in spring or Autumn, depending on where you are living!
We've just started picking our podded peas and it looks like we have a lovely crop...... though still not enough to be able to give a years supply with the amount we go through here. Well time for me to go and pod some of these peas ready for dinner tonight and get a little bit of handiwork done.