Well, its official. I am a million miles behind on my blog! It seems I always have a ‘to do list’ which never shortens……no great observation there! Time just keeps marching forward with such inexplicable speed. Days turn into weeks and those weeks a month and before I realise it, I have not even logged onto my site.
Sometimes I feel as though I have fallen down a rabbit hole. There has been travel (those posts will come I promise) but it is the garden, yard and house which takes up most of my time. Not that I am complaining about the garden. I find it awfully easy to breathe out there and this space, my ocean substitute, has such an effect on the soul.
Things are progressing well. Over the past 7 months I watched as the birds slowly returned along with the lizards and bugs. On warm winter days, I have seen blue tongues, the odd bob-tail, penny lizards and skinks which has been wonderful and although I was worried I would not get a winter crop in, we have enjoyed fresh spinach and rainbow chard, rhubarb and an abundance of herbs.
The garlic will soon be ready for harvest and a bed of lettuces, chillies and two rows of ‘Manchester Table’ carrots have been sown along with dwarf green beans. In another bed the waiting soil, enriched with compost and manure, is ready for the sowing of heirloom tomatoes, basil and parsley, daikon and Asian greens.
And in the midst of all this, our sweet little companion Zoe turned 13. I do so love this little old cat and all her expressions are known to me. The long slow blinks, the gentle head butts, the different purrs and mews. A rough start to life – Zoe arrived at a Melbourne shelter neglected and abused – and after almost six months of care by the wonderful shelter staff she was ready for adoption. Finally adopted, the family returned her after just four days. Luckily for us, she was back up for adoption and nine years on, Zoe is as lovely as the day she came home. Thank you for choosing us Zoe xx.
Always adopt, don’t shop…….
She is also a great gardening companion and is happy to catch some winter rays when I am in the enclosed vegie patch.
The weekend is just around the corner and although I have a couple of things planned, I will be hitting the laptop in a concerted effort to catch up a little…..not just with the blog but with those so often in my thoughts.
For me, the thought to create good intent means I really need to live good intent so with the very best of intentions, here goes……..x