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Catching Up

I’ve whined and moaned a lot over the summer – mostly to Scampi Dog πŸ˜€ I’ve quite often wanted to rant but he still gets nervous when he hears angry voices and is still reactive sometimes so my moaning is done very cheerfully – β€œOoooh Scamps, do you know just how annoying this shoulder is? And my hip is sore today too. People are getting on my nerves lately, me and you should move to Cornwall – just us. I think a biscuit might make things better, let’s have a Bonio”. He runs to his cushion, sits in his best look-at-me-being-good-and-sitting-nicely position, gazes at the Bonio box and waits patiently for me to give him his treat πŸ˜€

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The garden has been a bit productive this year but nowhere near as good as previous years. I’ve had enough to freeze some so I can make stews with homegrown veg but it definitely won’t last all winter so I’ll have to BUY SOME which I’m not at all happy about! What did manage to grow is actually very tasty so I won’t complain too much. I like to take photos of what has been harvested but after taking these, I lost interest. My Garden 2017 photo folder on my laptop is almost empty and I now wish I’d carried on capturing snapshots of the year.

 

 

My shoulder is still twinging occasionally but there’s no pain so I’ve been crocheting again for the past few weeks. I was halfway through a blanket for myself – I ran out of yarn so ordered more, I couldn’t wait for it to be delivered so I could carry on. But when it arrived I decided I needed a holiday project so it was tucked into a bag to take to Cornwall at the end of September. Halfway down the motorway, I realised I’d left it at home πŸ˜€ Had a great holiday but I missed my yarn and was happy to be back, crocheting again. And I’ve finished the blanket

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I started some Christmas cushion covers months ago then abandoned them, I’ve been working on them again lately

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I’ve started some cushion covers to match my grey blanket

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Now that I’m back in full swing again, I’ll be crocheting my way through my list of ideas and posting them here – disasters or not πŸ˜€

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Thursday, 23rd November 2017 at 11:15 am 2 comments

Growing

So far, we have spindly broad beans – I’ve moved them into the greenhouse where they’re starting to look a bit more sturdy

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Spindly tomatoes, they were struggling to get enough daylight so they’re now under artificial lights

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Endless chilli plants – these are Mr MB’s new obsession project, I know nothing about them at all and don’t get involved!

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Chitting potatoes

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Parsley, chives and basil

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Good old mustard and cress!

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We’ve re-used old plastic spoons, cocktail sticks and duct tape (OK – the tape was new!) as labels

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The bird table was blown over in the wind and the roof got broken. We carried on using it as it is, somehow three of the chickens managed to squeeze on there at once and steal the bird food. One liked it so much she used it instead of her nesting box πŸ˜€

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Wednesday, 18th March 2015 at 5:23 pm 4 comments

Happy Things In August

My new girls

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Tomatoes are still ripening in the greenhouse

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Garden goodness

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Baby ripple blanket

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Join-as-you-go scarf

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A snowman and a cupcake – not bad, but definitely need a bit of work πŸ˜€

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Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 1:24 pm 6 comments

Filling The Freezer

There’s not much happening here at the moment, my life seems to revolve around tomatoes and courgettes – pick, chop, put into bags and freeze flat so they stack nicely. Rinse and repeat πŸ˜€ So far, we’ve had 27lb of tomatoes and 84 (24.5lb) courgettes.

Tomatoes

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Courgettes

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It’s a bit disappointing when you pick loads of borlotti beans that weigh 6lb 14oz, then you shell them and they only weigh 2lb 10oz. They look pretty though πŸ˜€

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Tuesday, 19th August 2014 at 7:20 am Leave a comment

Happy Things In July

Two of the plants from the strawberry runners

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Courgettes

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Red onions

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Scotch Bonnets. I will NOT be eating these πŸ˜€

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The first Golden Sunrise tomato to ripen. A bug munched his way right through it and out the other side

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Scrubbies and potholders

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Nan’s lap blanket

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Cute things πŸ˜€

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Terry Tortoise now has eyes.Β  I know they look a bit odd (the beads were too small on their own, but the buttons are too big), but the important thing is – he can now see πŸ™‚Β  lol

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Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 8:42 am 4 comments

More Of The Same

I’m still just pottering about, nothing exciting has happened here πŸ˜€

I’ve planted more lettuce seeds, they’re far too close together but hopefully I’ll be able to separate them when they’re a bit bigger

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All the broad bean plants have been pulled up. I want to plant something in this patch but I’m not sure what yet

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One (yes, just one!) of my tomatoes is turning red

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We’ve pickled the smaller onions, some whole and some rings

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Monday, 21st July 2014 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Onions & Garlic

Red onions

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In the past, I’ve used 15-20 onions per plait but it was a bit heavy, I thought the hook would be pulled out of the kitchen wall! So I’ve used 10 per plait this year. It’s not enough to hang perfectly but they’re hanging so that’s good enough πŸ˜€

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Garlic

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Peeled cloves. My kitchen had a strong garlicky aroma for a couple of days after The Grand Peeling πŸ˜€

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Garlic whizzed with olive oil then frozen in little blobs to stop it all sticking together. Once frozen, I tipped them into a freezer bag

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Wednesday, 16th July 2014 at 11:49 am 4 comments

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