Sometimes you just have to leave technology to one-side as you attend to priorities in life. And Harvesting, clearing veggie beds and looking after our own well-being has to come first.
So I deliberately went off line for a week to get to grips with some of the jobs I had been promising myself I would catch up on..
Including some self indulgence of one of my favourite pastimes, Walking.
But before there was time for walking I had some Harvesting to do. Hubby dug up the potatoes, Not a very large crop this year.. We only planted 6 rows this year instead of our usual 10, 2 early and 4 rows of main crop.. It was my job to bend down and sort through them. And wouldn’t you know the big ones always get the fork going through them 🙂
Next the onions had to be gone through, they had been lifted some weeks ago and were drying in the shed, I looked like some one who had come up from the Coal mines after rubbing off the soily skins of what would be 2 barrows of onions and shallots.. The onions haven’t done as well, many rotted before lifting, but the shallots are fine.
Then there was the Sweetcorn to harvest and freeze.
Above you see just some of the caterpillars off of one cabbage. We usually plant plenty of crops, enough for us and the caterpillars, As we do not use any kind of sprays on our crops.. I put these onto the nasturtiums to munch to their hearts content.
These wallflowers are in the allotments at the moment, Grown from seeds, I will plant out late September, October where they are to flower, along with sweet-Williams.
I also got 3 pots ready, for the autumn, these contain Cyclamen and Winter Pansies.
I couldn’t leave out the Kitchen in this post, and also had time to make some Apple and Blackberry Chutney. The recipe for any would be chutney makers is Here on my Recipe pages.
Oh and in between all of that I did a little upholstery as I recovered a chair for the bedroom, and did a little dress alterations for my Daughter.
But I did find time to go walking, And drove some miles to Carsington Water with my Hubby to walk around the Reservoir which is also a wonderful Nature reserve. We had a wonderful day.
Well that was my week.. I hope you all had a wonderful week too. And I wish you all a great weekend.. I hope to be back to visiting you all very soon.. In the mean time..
Take care of each other and enjoy the New Moon.
I hope it heralds in New Beginnings and brings us to be less critical of each other and I hope it brings in more compassion for our fellow Human beings..
Take Care and Many Blessings
See you All Soon..