Monday, June 01, 2020

hot hot hot

the garden on 30th of May 2020, about 8 o'clock in the morning. I've managed to fix the sliding window on the greenhouse door, so it can be opened to stop it getting too hot.. without leaving the door open to let the cats in. I don't mind my cat in but there's a lot of cats round here and they all take a walk through the garden at some point. I also got the hose set up to water when necessary, I had it spray on the vegetables yesterday for about four hours till it was good and wet, its been very dry and forecast to continue. I had to get a jig-saw to cut through the side of the cupboard under the sink so I could get to the tap that turns on the outside tap.... the bloke that put those units in was a fool.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Glorious, Mamuse


Oh what a day! Glorious!  
Gather ‘round 
 There’s nothing better Than a friend  
Oh what a day! Glorious! 
 The smell of rain Has hitched a ride Upon the wind 
 I’ve got good friends To the left of me And good friends To my right  
Got the open sky above me And the earth beneath my feet  
Got a feeling in my heart That’s singin’ All in life is sweet  
Oh what a day!  
Oh, what a day! Glorious!  
All the clouds Have gathered round The tops of trees  
Oh what a day! Glorious! 
 Pitter patter Fallin’ rain I can’t believe 
 All that’s green Lifts up its leaves Singin’ water come on in  
We’ve been waiting all these days Prayin’ you would come to quench 
 Every yearnin’ in our bones Water, life with you begins 
 Oh what a day  
Home is believing  
Home has wings of faith  
Home is a clear river Of perceiving 
 All is well This is a friendly mystery 
 Oh, what a day! Glorious!  
Baby blue jay Squawkin’ in the cherry tree  
Oh, what a day! Glorious! 
 Deep in the night we had a raccoon robbery  
Pitter patter little paws Have left their footprints all around  
Pitter patter evidence Some fruit has fallen to the ground  
Pitter patter sings my heart At the thought of what’s to come  
Oh, what a day! 
 Home is believing  
Home has wings of faith  
Home is a clear river of perceiving  
All is well This is a friendly mystery  
All is well This is a friendly mystery  
Oh, what a day! Glorious!  
Under the sky we slept last night Just you and me  
Oh, what a day! Glorious!  
The waning moon Our cycle is almost complete  
We’ve got good friends to the left of us And good friends to our right 
 Got the open sky above us And the earth beneath our feet 
 Never fear-the birds are singin’ Even endings can be sweet  
Oh, what a day! 
 Never fear--the birds are singin’ Even endings can be sweet.  
Oh, what a day!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

planting out started


my record keeping has not been good. I have tried keeping records in a word document, but the last notes were from  22nd of march.... so its been updated now.  but without information about what has been sown (or re-sown) in the greenhouse since then. I'm wondering if I should start a dedicated paper diary, or folder? Thinking as  typing - that a folder/ring binder might be a better idea, graph paper for plans could be inserted and poly pockets for 'bits of things' .
and the reason I collect wine bottles and bricks.... the  bottles lift the fleece off the plants, helping to protect them from frost and cats, when they're  bigger it can be adjusted or taken  off.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

the garden on the 8th May 2020


waiting on the rain

 leeks and onions , ready to be planted out, and a covered tray of just sown peas and beans, I feel I'm a bit late getting round to doing things.
 broccoli, chives and spinach, ready to be planted out, they were potted on from seed trays into a poor mixture of tomato grow bag mixed with topsoil. garden centers still closed due to coronavirus
these two beds have been covered with plastic over the winter to stop weeds growing and keep the cats out, I've been dumping bags of horse manure onto them for the last few weekends, so they've now been turned over with it , not deeply - just the one forks depth. as its forecast rain (last night as well) I've left the plastic off and will put it back on later today or tomorrow. Now they're ready for stuff to get planted into them.
will try to upload a video view of the garden too.

From the MetOffice
Strathclyde weather forecast:
Today:
Cloudy start across the south with patchy rain, but drier conditions with sunny spells across Argyll soon spreading south. The rest of the day then looks dry and, although much cooler than recently, long spells of sunshine. Northeasterly breeze easing. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Tonight:
A fine end to the day with some late sunshine then a dry night with long clear spells. With winds continuing to ease a widespread frost is expected. Minimum temperature -3 °C.
Monday:
A cold start to a sunny and dry morning. A little more in the way of cloud for the afternoon but remaining dry with sunny spells. Mainly light northerly winds. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Risk of a few light showers across Argyll, but mainly dry through the coming days with clear or sunny spells. Temperatures rising but still risk of overnight frosts.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

COVID-19 Resilience Care Pack - Our Permaculture Life

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to watch later Manolo Mendez Dressage: First In-Hand Lesson With a Young, Nervous Horse

interesting blog

one for real food growing enthusiasts

http://www.edimentals.com/blog/