July 2nd, 2014
This is our garlic harvest and it has been a good one! This stuff really seems to love the polytunnel and whatever else is going on with the soil. I really should keep better notes about what we have done. I think the garlic bed had compost two years ago and legumes last year.
The poppies flowered a few weeks earlier this year, last year we missed them as we were on holiday.
June 7th, 2014
The broad beans are just starting to fatten up and the peas have given us our first small harvest. Not enough to take home and cook, but just enough to feed small people (and myself) straight from the plant. They prefer to eat their greens very fresh. Once cooked and put on a dinner plate the greens are usually rejected.
Turns out the big people are are sampling the greens in the garden too, though I would have thought it wise to correctly identify a plant prior to eating. Someone has been sampling the leaves of my bread seed poppies, thinking that they are a type of oriental green!
May 27th, 2014
Our squash and cucumbers were planted last week. This week we were all feeling ill so we kept things simple with a little light weeding. Evie sowed a sunflower seed and I sowed swede and sprouting broccoli.
May 15th, 2014
This week in the garden we built some structures: a bean teepee for the purple climbing beans and a trellis for tomatoes (which will be grown up strings). Last years support for the tomatoes struggled under the weight of the many fruits that grew, so this year Dave has tried to make it extra strong.
March 14th, 2014
This is what we get up to these days. The littlest one had to be bribed to participate, a minute earlier she had been rolling around kicking her glittery shoes in the air. And her price? A packet of raisins
May 5th, 2013
I find I don’t have quite as much time to knit these days, but I usually have something on the go. I finished this Blaíthín cardigan for Martha in February and she has got good wear out of it. Sadly, the ceramic buttons that I used were not up to the job, several of them broke and have been replaced with plastic buttons.
At the start of the year a had a bit of a sewing frenzy. I hope to share some of the items I made soon, but until then I leave you with this picture.
December 31st, 2012
A photo a day from 2012. Some really terrible pictures and lots that I love. It has been hard work, especially after I returned to work in October – it is hard to find something to photograph when you spend all your daylight hours in a boring office.
Next year I will lessen the pressure and do a 52 weeks project.
November 7th, 2012
I’ve been busy on Instagram for a while – now I can share! http://instagram.com/zmb5/
November 4th, 2012
Evie’s first birthday marks the completion of this set. Some good times were had.
July 26th, 2012
Pictures from our recent holiday. Fun was had by all.